Introducing the Board.

The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce is governed by a ten member Board of senior directors and industry leaders with extensive experience in local, national and global business. The Chamber is administered by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is the members' contact point in the organisation and is contracted to provide members with the full range of Chamber services.

The Board is chaired by Craig Douglas and the deputy chair is Charlie Phillips.


Anna Mickell

Anna Mickell

CEO

Anna has extensive commercial, marketing and stakeholder relationship experience gained as an executive leader in both small and large businesses in New Zealand.

Currently she owns The Health Media, a company that provides news and education to the primary care community in New Zealand. She is a co-host of the annual Pharmacy Awards and a pharmacy business commentator.

As general manager of ProPharma (a division of the EBOS Group) she led a team providing wholesale, business support, brokerage and marketing services to the $1 billion dollar community pharmacy market nationally. 

Anna trained as a nurse in the 1980s, she met her partner Tim Dowson earlier in the same decade. She set up her first business in the early 1990s, the same decade her two sons came along (a period in her life she is glad is behind her)! She topped up her on-the-job business education with an MBA from AUT University, graduating in 2013. 

P 03 441 8254
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Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas

CHAIRPERSON

After a lifetime of visiting the Wakatipu Craig made a permanent move to Arrowtown in 2010 and joined NZSki Ltd as General Manager Sales & Marketing. In 2017 he moved to Skyline as General Manager Marketing and then to his current role as Commercial Manager in May 2018.

Craig has an extensive background in sales and marketing through a range of industries and markets, developed through experience with major New Zealand companies such as DB Breweries and most recently Fisher & Paykel Appliances where he was Vice President of Sales & Marketing during their growth to becoming a global brand.  Craig was involved in the early years of Queenstown Winter Festival in his role as Sponsorship Manager for DB Breweries. 

Angela Spackman

Angela Spackman

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

Angela is a Director and Owner of Formatt Bespoke Joinery, a mid sized industrial manufacturing facility servicing both residential and commercial construction in the Wakatipu. 

She has been running businesses for the past 11 years, in Sydney and New Zealand. These have been in the Construction, Health and Wellbeing and Real Estate Marketing industries. Angela began her career as a Physiotherapist after graduating from Otago University. She also gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Massey University.  Angela is a current member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

 

Charlie Phillips

Charlie Phillips

Charlie is CEO of Queenstown Resort College – New Zealand’s premier Tourism & Hospitality Management College. Prior to this he spent 12 years in the Tourism Industry working his way up to General Manager of Europcar New Zealand. He moved to the education sector as he understood the ‘depth’ issues within the tourism workforce, and QRC helps address this.

Having 3 young daughters Charlie understands the value of being part of a positive community and as a result is Chairman of the Kelvin Peninsula Community Association and Board member of Queenstown Chamber of Commerce.

Anthony King

Anthony King

Anthony King is an enthusiastic and experienced business person, having qualified as an accountant, been admitted to the bar as a lawyer, been owner/operator of New World Wakatipu for many years and more recently become the owner of PAK’nSAVE Queenstown.

Anthony is committed to Queenstown, the business community in Queenstown, and is keen to play his part in helping the district be a successful and amazing place to live, visit and do business in. Anthony was previously a board member of the Chamber of Commerce from 2008 until 2011. 

Rik Van Dijk

Rik Van Dijk

Rik is General Manager of MediaWorks Queenstown, Wanaka and Central Otago, operator of eight radio stations and digital platforms in the region. A passionate advocate of Queenstown and all it has to offer, Rik has a strong desire to see local businesses in the region succeed.

With over 20 years media experience, Rik was National Programme Director of RadioLIVE in Auckland prior to his move south. Rik moved to Queenstown 3 years ago with wife Kat who is GM of Jucy Southern Lakes.

Terri Anderson

Terri Anderson

Terri has 20 years of diverse strategic communication and engagement experience from around the globe.

Raised in Queenstown, she graduated top in Business Communication at AUT and headed to the UK where she worked in PR. In 2006 she moved to Chile and worked for a digital thinktank as well as disaster and recovery communications following the 2010 earthquakes. Twenty years after first leaving, she came back to the mountains she calls home. Through Anderson Communications she keeps connected with her overseas clients and is keenly involved in supporting planning and innovation as the Wakatipu basin develops and diversifies.

Hayley Stevenson

Hayley Stevenson

Hayley Stevenson is owner operator of Housemart Queenstown Ltd offering long term residential Property Management services; she is based out of Frankton with her team of seven.

She has bought, sold and grown businesses from scratch won multiple awards in each of them. Hayley is a fourth generation Arrowtowner. Hamish, her husband has a local plumbing company and their son attends Arrowtown School. She is involved with many local community projects and is a big supporter of the local cancer society and Hospice.

Sam Nelson

Sam Nelson

Sam is a partner of national law firm Lane Neave and is the managing partner of Lane Neave’s Queenstown office.

Sam is a commercial law specialist and is an adviser to a range of Queenstown individuals, businesses and organisations.  He also acts as a trustee and director for a number of trusts and companies in both the commercial and charitable sectors, including acting as an Officer and Honorary solicitor for the Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre Incorporated. Sam moved to first moved to the region in 2010 and lives in Arrowtown with his wife and 3 children.

Anna Edie

Anna Edie

Anna is a truly International Hotelier, with over 18 of senior leadership experience throughout the world (Qatar, China, South Korea, Fiji and Australia) with her latest role being the General Manager of Queenstown’s award-winning lakefront hotel, Crowne Plaza Queenstown since February 2017.

Anna is renowned for being an articulate and passionate leader with extensive experience with people from different cultures, at times challenging and booming International tourism markets, brands and business owners.  Anna’s adaptable and resilient character fuels her passion for continuous improvement and excellent business results.

Peter Price

Peter Price

Peter (co-opted) had the privilege of moving to Queenstown in 1989 and has lived here for approximately 12 years at different times over that period.

Peter’s career has been predominantly in banking & investment management, leading teams within the private banking sector in Singapore and Wellington. He returned to Queenstown in April 2017 in his current role as Regional Manager, Southland for Westpac. Peter also has experience in the hospitality and tourism sector. Whilst in Singapore, Peter was a board member of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (2008 -2010) which provided opportunities to work closely with government.

Peter finds it very rewarding to be part of the dynamic and positive Queenstown business community that is experiencing phenomenal growth and working its way through the associated issues.