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.


Ann Lockhart

Ann Lockhart

CEO

Ann joined the Chamber as CEO in 2008 after returning to live in the area with her family. Ann was educated in Dunedin and studied for Public Administration at Otago and Victoria Universities. 

Prior to joining the chamber Ann held a number of senior management, marketing, sales and PR roles in the property, financial services and apparel industries working for large corporates including Reuters Financial Services, Brierley Property Group, Arthur Ellis and Pacific Brands. 

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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 his current role as General Manager Marketing for Skyline. 

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. 

Charlie Phillips

Charlie Phillips

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

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.

Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Jim is the General Manager for the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside and has done so for the last 4 years, this is in conjunction with his 26 years of Hotel experience including 12 years as General Manager in New Zealand and two years in the UK market and travelling in Europe.

Jim has accumulated a number of awards in the Hotel Industry focusing on architecture and for performance of the Hotel. Jim has also been involved with a number of organisations including Chairperson of New Zealand Hotel Council – Auckland and Board Member of the CBD advisory Board.

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.

Angela Spackman

Angela Spackman

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.

 

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.

Martin Hawes

Martin Hawes

CO-OPTED BOARD MEMBER

Martin Hawes is a financial author, seminar presenter and an Authorised Financial Adviser. He has written 22 books, most of which have appeared on the Best-sellers list. As well as books on trusts, Martin has also written on Property Investment, Shares, Tax, Mortgages, Investment and Superannuation. His latest book is The New Zealand Investment Guide.

Martin frequently speaks at seminars on financial and business topics, and was presenter of Financial Secrets which screened nightly on Television One, and was one of the expert presenters on the TV One show “The School of Home Truths”.