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Our Board

Rick Christie

Rick Christie

Board Chair

Rick has extensive experience as a company Chairman and professional Director. He is also Chairman of Ebos Group, Ike GPS, NeSI (the NZ supercomputer network) and the Science Media Centre. His directorships include Tourism Holdings Limited, Acurity Health Ltd, South Port New Zealand Limited and Solnet Solutions Ltd.


John Alberston

John Albertson

Retail & Retail Supply Chain

John has over 20 years in the retail sector. His experience includes a number of years as an Associate Director (Marketing) at R Hannah and Co, and as the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Retailers Association (now Retail New Zealand), a position he held for 17 years. In addition, John has extensive governance experience from roles for GS1 NZ, NZ Wine Company, Standards Council of NZ (Deputy Chair) and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Advisory Board. He has also been involved in retail training for many years – as a board member of ServiceIQ since it began, and its retail predecessor, the Retail Institute.


Maxine Gay

Maxine Gay

Employee Interests

Maxine was a Director on the Retail Institute Board. She is currently the Sector Secretary – Retail with FIRST UNION, where she has worked since 2007. FIRST UNION is a trade union representing more than 27,000 workers in the Finance, Industrial, Retail, Stores, and Transport sectors.


Trevor Douthett

Trevor Douthett

Retail & Retail Supply Chain

After nearly 35 years at LV Martin & Son, including 10 years as CEO, Trevor led the acquisition of the Baby City chain in 2012, where he is Managing Director. Trevor is a Finance graduate (BCA) from Victoria University and has become a career retailer with a strong interest in training.


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Maryann Geddes

Hospitality

Since 1994 Maryann has held senior management positions with Skyline Enterprises based in Queenstown, where she is Group Manager Training Development and Risk. Maryann is responsible for training and development of around 1000 staff within the 11 operating companies, and the management of business risk and compliance. Over the past 25 years Maryann has held a number of director roles within industry organisations and has had a close involvement in tourism and hospitality issues, both at national and international level.


Jill Hatchwell

Jill Hatchwell

Aviation, Tourism, Travel and Museums

Jill has over 30 years’ experience in financial and corporate management. She is a formation director of NZX-listed Aorere Resources Limited and a director of NZAX-listed Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited. Her aviation industry experience includes being on the board of Vincent Aviation Limited, formerly one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned airlines, and she is also a director of aviation consultancy company, Air Ops NZ Limited. Jill is a member of the ServiceIQ Audit & Risk Committee.


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Grant Lilly

Aviation, Tourism, Travel and Museums

Grant Lilly is a professional Director with varied governance appointments including central Government (Civil Aviation Authority, Aviation Security Service), local Government (Chairman Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board), corporate (New Zealand Experience [NZX listed], Queenstown Airport Corporation), and is a former Chair of Tourism Industry Association.


Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson

Hospitality

Bruce is one of New Zealand’s most experienced lobbyists, who began interacting with Cabinet Ministers while in his early 20s. At that time he was Federated Farmers advocate for the arable and transport sectors. He joined Hospitality New Zealand in 1995 leading a revival of the organisation, seeing it grow from 700 members covering mostly bars, to 2,400 members representing the breadth of the hospitality industry from cafés to luxury lodges. Bruce left Hospitality New Zealand after 20 successful years and is now a Leader in Governance, Advocacy and Strategy.


John Selby

John Selby

John has had an extensive career in Price waterhouse Coopers where, for 25 years, he was a partner working in the New Zealand, Australian and Asian markets, providing advisory, audit and risk management services to a wide range of organisations and private company Boards, including Shell New Zealand, Sky Television, L&M Group, Downer EDI, and Tenix. John is Chairman of Grosvenor Assurance, a director of VicLink and chairs the ServiceIQ Audit & Risk Committee. He is also a member of the governance advisory group for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.