Our People

The team at Great South

Our Board

Ian Collier
Ian Collier

Chair

Jason Franklin
Jason Franklin

Jeff Grant
Jeff Grant

Lucy Griffiths
Lucy Griffiths

Peter Heenan
Peter Heenan

Rachel Lindsay
Rachel Lindsay

Maria Pera
Maria Pera

Management Team

Chami Abeysinghe
Chami Abeysinghe

Chief Executive

Tim Mackay
Tim Mackay

GM Finance & Operations

Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis

GM Business Services

Steve Canny
Steve Canny

GM Strategic Projects

Mark Frood
Mark Frood

GM Tourism and Events

Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown

GM Tourism and Events (seconded to Beyond 2025 Southland Project Lead)

Business Team

Dale Booth
Dale Booth

Regional Business Partner Network Team Manager

Sarah McPherson
Sarah McPherson

Business Growth Advisor

Florine Bos
Florine Bos

Administrator Business Services

Renata Gill
Renata Gill

Southland Youth Futures Team Manager

Elizabeth Wyatt
Elizabeth Wyatt

Southland Youth Futures Advisor

Andrea de Vries
Andrea de Vries

Southland Youth Futures Advisor

Anna Star
Anna Star

Fiordland Community Wellbeing Coordinator

Strategic Projects Team

Mary-Anne Webber
Mary-Anne Webber

Sector Manager Food and Beverage

Jongwook Kim
Jongwook Kim

Strategic Projects Engineer

Alison Floyd
Alison Floyd

Senior Spatial and Policy Planner

Paula Lopez
Paula Lopez

Sustainability Planner

Julian Almanzar
Julian Almanzar

Geoscience / GIS Analyst Intern

Nick Round-Turner
Nick Round-Turner

Information Officer

Tourism Team

Anke Ruwette
Anke Ruwette

Tourism Marketing Manager

Amie Young
Amie Young

Destination Development Manager

Adina McDowell
Adina McDowell

Destination Development Advisor

Stu Cordelle
Stu Cordelle

Visit Fiordland Manager

Gemma Heaney
Gemma Heaney

Visit Fiordland Tourism and Marketing Executive

Nic Wills
Nic Wills

Destination Development Advisor (seconded to Beyond 2025 Southland Project Advisor)

Events Team

Karen Witham
Karen Witham

Conference and Events Manager

Danielle Oborn
Danielle Oborn

Major Events Coordinator

Sarah Feary
Sarah Feary

Events Marketing Advisor

Jill McKee
Jill McKee

Events Operations Coordinator

Hannah Wallis
Hannah Wallis

Fiordland Events Coordinator

Beyond 2025 Southland

Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown

Beyond 2025 Southland Project Lead

Nic Wills
Nic Wills

Beyond 2025 Southland Project Advisor

Becs Amundsen
Becs Amundsen

Beyond 2025 Southland Project Advisor

Administration Team

Bronwyn Affleck
Bronwyn Affleck

Administration Manager

Bridget Napier
Bridget Napier

People and Culture Manager

Emma Carle
Emma Carle

Communications Manager

Georgia Evans
Georgia Evans

Graphic Designer

Leon Hastie
Leon Hastie

Web & IT Support

Rhonda Twomey
Rhonda Twomey

Front Desk Administrator

Coby Dowling
Coby Dowling

Management Accountant

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