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

Suzanne Hotton
Suzanne Hotton

GM Finance, IT and Facilities

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 Executive

Renata Gill
Renata Gill

Southland Youth Futures Team Manager

Kendall Corkery
Kendall Corkery

Southland Youth Futures Advisor

Elizabeth Wyatt
Elizabeth Wyatt

Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Coordinator

Anna Star
Anna Star

Fiordland Community Wellbeing Coordinator

Alexa Smith
Alexa Smith

Fiordland Community Wellbeing Coordinator

Strategic Projects Team

Kelly Spittle
Kelly Spittle

Interim Strategic Projects Manager

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

Nick Round-Turner
Nick Round-Turner

Information Officer

Mike Potter
Mike Potter

Data and Insights Analyst

Jessika Otero
Jessika Otero

Advanced Geospatial Analyst

Tourism Team

Anke Ruwette
Anke Ruwette

Tourism Marketing Manager

Florine Potts
Florine Potts

Tourism Marketing Advisor

Stu Cordelle
Stu Cordelle

Visit Fiordland Manager

Roz Hawkes-Hermann
Roz Hawkes-Hermann

Visit Fiordland Tourism and Communication Executive

Amie Young
Amie Young

Destination Development Manager

Nic Wills
Nic Wills

Destination Development Advisor

Events Team

Karen Witham
Karen Witham

Conference and Events Manager

Hannah Wallis
Hannah Wallis

Fiordland Events Coordinator

Oli Cameron
Oli Cameron

City Centre Coordinator

Janine Daniel
Janine Daniel

Business Development Executive

Beyond 2025 Southland

Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown

Beyond 2025 Southland Project Lead

Administration Team

Bronwyn Affleck
Bronwyn Affleck

Administration 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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