Who We Are

The Icehouse Is Where Kiwi Businesses Grow.

We are focused on supporting owner-managers and entrepreneurs who will shape the future of               New Zealand’s economy. Through our nationwide events, workshops and programmes we give startups and SMEs access to the expertise, networks and funding they need to achieve their growth aspirations and become Businesses of International Quality (BIQs). We are committed to changing the entrepreneurial landscape in New Zealand to create an environment that inspires, supports and celebrates business growth. Our goal is to lift the international competitiveness of the NZ SME sector leading to a material impact on the economic performance of New Zealand over the long term.

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We help you grow your business

No matter what stage you’re at (just a wild idea or been around for 20 years) we can get alongside and

HELP YOU GROW

– Andy Hamilton, CEO, The Icehouse

EXPERTISE

One of the most important things a startup or SME business can do to ensure it succeeds is ask for help. Through our growth programmes, one-on-one mentoring and access to a huge pool of talented and experienced facilitators, coaches and business people we can help you learn the skills and techniques you need to build a business, drive progress and succeed.

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NETWORKS

It matters who you know. One of the most valuable assets for any ambitious business is having a strong network of contacts, advisors, supporters and suppliers. Working with The Icehouse, you join our extensive local and global network and get access to others in it – government, exporters, partners, industry experts, suppliers and other businesses like yours.

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FUNDING

Whether you are a startup trying to get your idea off the ground or an SME needing funding to fuel the next phase of growth, The Icehouse team can help you understand your options, get your team and business ready for investment and, as appropriate, connect you to potential investors - be it private angel investors, VCs, seed fund managers, government or bankers.

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Become a Business of International Quality (BIQ)

We know that business owners can find it hard to take a big picture perspective and identify areas of their business that could be targeted to improve performance. This is why we have created the Business of International Quality Barometer in collaboration with The University of Auckland Business School and based on research with industry experts and those in the thick of it; NZ business owners and managers.

The BIQ Barometer is an easy to use online tool to help you identify your business strengths and opportunities for improvement in under an hour.

The end game is real and practical advice that you can use as a guide to accelerate your business growth, whilst avoiding the costs of making the mistakes of those who have gone before.

The BIQ Barometer will help make your business more successful by honing in on six areas that we know contribute to success: Leadership, Offering, Market, Processes, Governance, and Capital. 

Whether your idea of success is taking on an international market, or solidly defending your local position, you can grow your business with good advice and practical solutions.

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Our People

  • Andy

    Andrew Hamilton

    The Icehouse CEO

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    Andrew Hamilton

    The Icehouse CEO

    • E: a.hamilton@theicehouse.co.nz
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    About Andrew Hamilton

    Andrew Hamilton joined The Icehouse in 2001 as CEO. Andy leads the charge in creating a high performing NZ economy where ideas and businesses thrive.

    He specializes in enabling business growth, innovation, networking and building funding strategies for early stage and fast growing companies. Andy is a commentator on most things to do with entrepreneurial Kiwi businesses, and gets involved in a range of ‘ecosystem’ activities to help move our companies faster and better. His earlier career has included being a lawyer, a personal assistant, a retailer and marketer and corporate venturing.

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    Barbara Hill

    General Manager Operations

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    Barbara Hill

    General Manager Operations

    • E: b.hill@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6231
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    About Barbara Hill

    Barbara joined The Icehouse in May 2014 as senior member of the leadership team focused on the operational side of the business.

    Barbara is an experienced senior executive of both people and operations and her strengths cover the strategic and operational management of a business including customer relationships, information systems and financial and strategic planning. Prior to working her magic at The Icehouse, Barbara has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles particularly at Nike, Icebreaker and Koorb Consulting.  Barbara has a strong focus on continuous cross-functional system and process improvement projects that deliver consistently improved service performance upon reducing cost models.

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    Liz Wotherspoon

    Director, Growth and Coaching

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    Liz Wotherspoon

    Director, Growth and Coaching

    • E: l.wotherspoon@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6207
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    About Liz Wotherspoon

    Liz joined The Icehouse in 2006 as Director of Growth and Coaching. Responsible for leading a wide range of activities, Lis is focused on improving the capabilities to grow established SMEs.

    Liz has spent most of her career contributing to the success of organisations through working with them to develop their most important asset – people. Liz has held various management roles at a wide variety of organisations such as Grafton Consulting Group, TMP Worldwide and the NZ Institute of Management. These have all contributed to her extensive skillset as a consultant on organisation design and structure role and competence profiling and performance management, just to name a few. Originally from New York City, Liz holds a B.A. in Psychology and Business from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

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    Ken Erskine

    Ice Accelerator & Ice Angels Director

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    Ken Erskine

    Ice Accelerator & Ice Angels Director

    • E: k.erskine@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6213
    • Skype: kenzrc944
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    About Ken Erskine

    Ken joined The Icehouse in 2009 as Director of Startups and ICE Angels and was also involved in the initial sponsorship with The Icehouse.

    Ken has extensive sales and marketing experience, having worked with a colourful spectrum of organisations ranging from local startups, to global multinationals. With over twenty years of experience in NZ and Europe, Ken has held senior management and leadership roles at the likes of Hewlett Packard, Compaq and IPFX. Ken is also an active member of the ICE Angels network, supporting and investing in Nexus 6, Biomatters and Optima. A great sense of humour and fantastic taste in music, makes Ken an integral part of the team.

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    Cam Wallace

    Director; Customers and Partners

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    Cam Wallace

    Director; Customers and Partners

    • E: c.wallace@theicehouse.co.nz
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    About Cam Wallace

    Cam joined The Icehouse in February 2015 as Director of Customers and Partners after having been one of the three owners of the NZ electrical engineering SME Electropar Ltd.

    In 2010, Electropar was sold to US headquartered Preformed Line Products (PLP). Cam worked for PLP for 4 years post the sale and eventually ended his tenure at PLP in late 2014 as Director of Global Business Development. Cam’s expertise include marketing and sales, strategy development, customer relationship development, business case creation and product internationalisation. If Cam can’t be found at his desk on a weekday, the first thing we do is check the swellmap to try and figure out which break he will be surfing.

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    Jodie Ainsworth

    Executive Assistant to Andy Hamilton

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    Jodie Ainsworth

    Executive Assistant to Andy Hamilton

    • E: j.ainsworth@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6209
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    About Jodie Ainsworth

    Jodie joined The Icehouse in April 2015 to take on the exciting role of Executive Assistant to Icehouse CEO, Andy Hamilton.

    Jodie has spent the last 18+ years in various administration roles, from frontline reception, through to Office Manager, Personal Assistant and Executive Assistant. A born and bred “Naki Girl” (hailing from Taranaki for those of you unfamiliar with the term) has spent time at Auckland Skin & Cancer Foundation, Roadshow Film Distributors and most recently was EA to 3 National Managers at Fletcher Construction with the dual responsibility of Office Manager to 50+ staff. Jodie is adaptable and is able to juggle multiple priorities, projects and deadlines with ease, essential when working with Andy.

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    Natasha Burton

    Community Office Manager

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    Natasha Burton

    Community Office Manager

    • E: n.burton@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6200
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    About Natasha Burton

    Natasha joined The Icehouse as our lovely Community Office Manager in September 2014. Her role includes managing reception, relationships, resources and the overall office.

    Natasha has worked in a wide range of innovative environments including Nike NZ, Dawson’s Catering, Mojo Café and Vodafone NZ. This has spurned a results driven personality where Tash is passionate about delivering the best and building lasting relationships. With the a friendly and open demeanour, Tash is our first point of call in the know how or what in the office.

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    Mariko Rogers

    Operations Manager

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    Mariko Rogers

    Operations Manager

    • E: m.rogers@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6217
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    About Mariko Rogers

    Mariko joined The Icehouse in 2007 and has held a variety of roles in the organisation. She is now the Delivery Support Manager in the Operations team at The Icehouse.

    Mariko comes from a travel background, both professionally and personally, with a BA in International Tourism Management and experience working for various tour operators and travel organisations in the UK.  She indulged in her passion for travel and made the move, via various stopovers, to New Zealand before joining the Icehouse.

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    Brigitte Anslow

    Finance & Compliance Executive

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    Brigitte Anslow

    Finance & Compliance Executive

    • E: b.anslow@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6226
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    About Brigitte Anslow

    Brigitte joined The Icehouse in 2013 as the Finance and Compliance Executive. Invoicing, reconciliation and payments make up just part of her role.

    A background in sales, customer service and compliance management, Brigitte has worked for the likes of ACN, Tarocash, Michael Hill and GHD Hair NZ. She has a bubbly personality, an eye for detail and is a great team player.

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    Raewyn Goodwin

    Relationships Manager

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    Raewyn Goodwin

    Relationships Manager

    • E: r.goodwin@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6216
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    About Raewyn Goodwin

    Raewyn is one of our longest standing team members having joined The Icehouse in 2001. Affectionately known as Camp Mother, Raewyn maintains relationships with participants prior to, during and after the programme in her capacity as Relationship Manager.

    Raewyn comes from a training and development background, having worked for Franklin Covey (author ofThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) as well as a number of years with The NZ Institute of Management. She holds a PGDipBus in Marketing. Raewyn’s puppy, Lionel, recently joined The Icehouse as a valued team member.

     

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    Elena Sevastianova

    Delivery Support Executive

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    Elena Sevastianova

    Delivery Support Executive

    • E: e.sevastianova@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6235
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    About Elena Sevastianova

    Elena joined The Icehouse in October 2014 as the Delivery Support Executive. Elena is behind the scene organising our various workshops and programmes.

    Originally from Russia, Elena gained her event management skills after working for five years for the biggest Russian Radio broadcast company, Europa Plus as their Event and Project Coordinator. She then decided to make her way to the beautiful land of the long white cloud to progress her education and career. She has a strong passion for events, brilliant organisational skills and consistently meets the high level of customer service expectations. Elena is very sociable, absolutely loves travelling, discovering new places and meeting new people.

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    Fraser Mills

    Business Development Manager

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    Fraser Mills

    Business Development Manager

    • E: f.mills@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6223
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    About Fraser Mills

    Fraser joined The Icehouse in July 2014 on secondment from the BNZ as Business Development Manager. He is responsible for partnership activity focusing on The Icehouse channel and partners.

    Fraser has a Bachelor of Business Studies, with Finance and Property Valuation majors from Massey University. After graduating and brief stint travelling America he joined the BNZ and gained 8 years of business banking experience with a variety of roles, from Associate to Business Partner.

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    Pip Gilbert

    Manager, Partnerships & Strategic Projects

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    Pip Gilbert

    Manager, Partnerships & Strategic Projects

    • E: p.gilbert@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6236
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    About Pip Gilbert

    Pip joined The Icehouse in August 2013 and is responsible for partner relationships and the development and implementation of strategically important initiatives. With a keen strategic mind and proven management capability, Pip brings clarity, calm and decisiveness to any project.

    Following her early career in teaching young minds, Pip honed her strategic management skills with Research Solutions (now Ipsos). Her intimate involvement with Research Solutions from inception to sale of the business, and beyond, has given her an inside understanding of the journey and challenges faced by business owners from startup, through growth, to international sale and exit.

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    Anna Freeman

    Customer Relationship Manager

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    Anna Freeman

    Customer Relationship Manager

    • E: a.freeman@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6220
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    About Anna Freeman

    Anna joined The Icehouse in April 2014 as an incredible Customer Relationship Manager. Her passion for NZ owner managers and their dedication, energy and smarts make Anna the perfect partner on your journey to business growth.

    After her overseas adventure, Anna spent the next 14 years in recruitment gaining experience in strategic business development, sales and marketing and end-to-end executive recruitment. She has gained experience and expertise in Retail, Wholesale, FMCG, Consumer Goods and Services sectors and has a raw talent for business development and account management.

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    Michael Mason

    Customer Relationship Manager

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    Michael Mason

    Customer Relationship Manager

    • E: m.mason@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6223
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    About Michael Mason

    Michael joined The Icehouse in January 2014 as a Marketing Executive after getting a taste of the travel bug. In August 2014, Michael moved to the dark side and became a Customer Relationship Manager. His easy going personality and passion for helping you find the right fit for your business, make Michael your first point of call when wanting to take your business to the next level.

    Michael has a BCom Marketing and Economics from Victoria Univeristy and worked as a Marketing Executive for NZ SME, Taurus Leather Company. After living in Italy and backpacking through Western Europe in 2013, he returned to Auckland to continue his career in marketing and sales.

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    Rob Lyver

    Business Development Manager

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    Rob Lyver

    Business Development Manager

    • E: r.lyver@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6202
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    About Rob Lyver

    Rob joined The Icehouse in March 2015 as a Business Development Manager. Rob likes to get to know more about the businesses he works with, his Swiss army knife like skill set comes in handy when working to add value to The Icehouse Alumni.

    After completing a Marketing and Management Degree at Victoria University, Rob worked in Sales, Sales Management, Regional Management and Business Development positions within Freightways, The Radio Network and Fairfax media. He is a Mainlander at heart but is enjoying making Auckland home for his young family. A keen sailor, he is looking forward to being able to sail the Coastal Classic.

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    Kevin Park

    Incubation Programme Manager

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    Kevin Park

    Incubation Programme Manager

    • E: k.park@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6203
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    About Kevin Park

    Kevin joined The Icehouse in August 2012 after successfully leading the Challenges team for SPARK – The University of Auckland’s Entrepreneurship challenge. He moved from Startup Business Development to Incubation Programme Manager in 2015.

    In his role at SPARK, Kevin’s passion for entrepreneurs and startups enabled him to drive the wider Auckland community involvement in SPARK, resulting in the highest quality of teams and ideas the competition had ever seen. Kevin has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and plans to create a solid foundation at The Icehouse before launching his next startup venture. Kevin is the go to man for all things startups. 

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    Robbie Paul

    Startup Funding Manager

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    Robbie Paul

    Startup Funding Manager

    • E: r.paul@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6210
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    About Robbie Paul

    Robbie joined The Icehouse in December 2008 after relocating from the east coast of the US.  Moving his way through the ranks, Robbie is now ICE Angels Manager and is the first point of call for startups seeking angel investment and for investors seeking investment opportunities.

    As manager of the ICE Angels, Robbie has enabled investment of $6.8M into 15 companies over 30 rounds, making the network the most active in Australasia. Robbie has trained under US Angel Capital Association Hans Serveriens, Award Winner Bill Payne, US ACA Director Dan Rosen, and the US Angel Resource Institute Chairman Michael Cain. An investor himself, Robbie has a vast breadth of experience and expertise that the ICE Angels network will continue to benefit from.

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    Jack McQuire

    Capital Funding Analyst

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    Jack McQuire

    Capital Funding Analyst

    • E: j.mcquire@iceangels.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6222
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    About Jack McQuire

    Jack joined The Icehouse in November 2013, working within the ICE Angels team before becoming a Capital Funding Analyst in December 2014. He supports Robbie to enable investment into high-growth NZ startups and deliver an outstanding experience for both angels and entrepreneurs.

    Jack is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland, expected to graduate in 2016. His interest in angel investment has been launched with modest investments Parrot Analytics, Crimson Consulting and PowerbyProxi. A talented team member, Jack has redesigned the process for reporting on the ICE Angels $50m portfolio and lead the first “Exit Series” to promote fast and successful exits.

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    Lisa Jansen

    Marketing Manager

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    Lisa Jansen

    Marketing Manager

    • E: l.jansen@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: +64 9 308 6230
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    About Lisa Jansen

    Lisa joined The Icehouse in June 2012 as Startup Marketing Executive before moving in the Marketing Manager role in January 2014. Lisa leverages her marketing and business experience as well as her knowledge of The Icehouse and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in NZ to manage the Icehouse marketing team and oversea the numerous marketing campaigns and activities.

    While completing her Masters in Commerce at the University of Auckland, Lisa was the Marketing Lead for Spark, The University of Auckland Entrepreneurship Challenge. Before The Icehouse, Lisa has held roles in a software distribution company and several startup projects including two that worked with The Icehouse. When not at work, Lisa can be found out on the water either paddle boarding or kitesurfing.

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    Grace Havill

    Communications Manager

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    Grace Havill

    Communications Manager

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    • DDI: (09) 308 6238
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    About Grace Havill

    Grace joined The Icehouse in February 2014 after returning from San Francisco where she worked on the America’s Cup. Her role is focussed on PR, Comms and Media for The Icehouse.

    Prior to ‘that sailing race which shall not be spoken of’, Grace lived in London where she worked as an Events Facilitator for the British Heart Foundation. And, before she was bitten by the travel bug, Grace completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Marketing and Management from the University of Auckland and then worked for Barfoot & Thompson as their Marketing Assistant.

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    Simone Boniface

    Marketing Executive

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    Simone Boniface

    Marketing Executive

    • E: s.boniface@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 09 308 6240
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    About Simone Boniface

    Simone joined The Icehouse in July 2013 whilst studying and has made her way through the ranks from intern, to Marketing Assistant before settling as Marketing Executive. Event management, social media and telling customers stories make up part of her role.

    Simone graduated with a BCom in Marketing and Commercial Law from the University of Auckland and has a background in customer service, promotional activities and administration. Her bank account took a hit whilst working for Westfield Newmarket Shopping Mall and Simone has held additional roles The University of Auckland Business School and Ve Management.

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    Michaela Vodanovich

    Regional Manager – Hawke’s Bay

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    Michaela Vodanovich

    Regional Manager – Hawke’s Bay

    • E: m.vodanovich@theicehouse.co.nz
    • DDI: 021 365 678
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    About Michaela Vodanovich

    Michaela joined The Icehouse in 2012 as the Regional Manager of The Icehouse Hawke’s Bay. Michaela helped to establish The Icehouse in Hawke’s Bay through her involvement with the economic development agency, Business Hawke’s Bay.

    Michaela has worked for a number of international corporates including Blue Star Group, GWA Group Ltd and Staples. She has successfully managed distribution and manufacturing businesses and has held a number of senior and general management positions. Michaela is passionate about revitalising regional businesses and she is highly motivated to provide the support required for owner managers to recognise their potential, clarify their business strategy and improve their capability and performance and that of their staff.

     

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    Chris Quin

    Chairman

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    Chris Quin

    Chairman

    About Chris Quin

    Chris Quin, CEO of Spark Home, Business and Mobile  Australasia, is accountable for the performance of Spark in its Consumer and SME market, delivering $1.8bil of revenue and $700mil ebitda.

    Chris is a founding partner and mentor for the Omega programme, which assists skilled immigrants, and is an active participant in Microsoft and Hewlett Packard’s APAC advisory boards. He was awarded an Emerging Leadership Award at the 2010 Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards for his leadership achievements and contribution to the community. Chris has a strong track record of value growth across Corporate, Government, SME and Consumer markets by attaining market leadership.

    Chris has hold various seniour management roles including CEO of Gen-i Australasia, General Manager of Gen-i New Zealand and Chief Financial Officer for Mitel and a Financial Accountant at Orica (formerly ICI).  His achievements include managing the mergers of Gen-i, Computerland and Telecom Advanced Solutions. He had previously established Telecom Advanced Solutions as New Zealand’s leading integrated ICT services group, achieving year-on-year business growth and expansion into Australia.

    Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University in Wellington and was appointed Icehouse Board Chairman in October 2012.

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    Andy Shenk

    Icehouse Board Member

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    Andy Shenk

    Icehouse Board Member

    About Andy Shenk

    Andy joined Auckland UniServices Limited as CEO in March 2013. Prior to this, he was Chief Scientist at Fonterra Cooperative Group with global responsibility for leveraging external R&D capabilities, technologies and funding. Andy also had a governance role in Fonterra’s venture investing activities, which he established while he was the Senior VP – Venture Investments, based with Burrill and Company in San Francisco.

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    Anthony Healy

    Board Member

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    Anthony Healy

    Board Member

    About Anthony Healy

    Anthony Healy was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Bank of New Zealand in May, 2014. He joined BNZ in 2009 as a member of the bank’s Executive Team and led BNZ Partners – the company’s business banking division – for four and a half years. Anthony is committed to BNZ’s mission to be the Bank for New Zealand, by helping New Zealanders be good with money. He is passionate about enabling a higher achieving New Zealand and seeing businesses, communities and individuals grow and thrive. He also champions the bank’s focus on diversity, which saw BNZ recognised globally with a United Nations award in 2013.

    As well as being a member of the BNZ Board and the Group Executive Committee of NAB, Anthony is deputy chair of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) Council, and a director of JB Were (NZ) Holdings Ltd and The Icehouse Ltd. As a career banker, Anthony brings considerable experience across banking and financial services, having held a number of senior executive and director-level roles in a career spanning New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

    Anthony has a Bachelor of Science degree and post-graduate diplomas in economics and finance.

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    Greg Whittred

    Board Member

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    Greg Whittred

    Board Member

    About Greg Whittred

    Greg Whittred holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from the University of Queensland, an M.Ec. degree from the University of Sydney and a PhD in accounting and finance from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Previous Professorial appointments include the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at the University of New South Wales, the Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Sydney.

    Prior to taking up the position as the Dean of the Auckland Business School, he was the Foundation President of UNSW (Asia). From February 2002 through October 2005 he was Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at the UNSW. Between 1996–2001 he held senior management positions at the Australian Graduate School of Management including Director – Executive MBA program, Associate Dean– MBA Programs and  between July 1999 and December 2000, Acting Dean.

    Greg is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the Securities Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

     

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    Dr Sean Simpson

    Board Member

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    Dr Sean Simpson

    Board Member

    About Dr Sean Simpson

    Dr Sean Simpson is chief scientific officer and co-founder of LanzaTech, a company on the threshold of solving some of the biggest problems confronting the sustainable fuels industry today. From start-up to a multinational company, Lanzatech received numerous awards for its patented technology and recently attracted investments from Vinod Khosla, one of the world’s leading clean technology investors. Passionate about building world-changing technology, Sean has a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur, persuading investors to fund start-ups and facilitating commercial success.

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    Tim Williams

    Board Member

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    Tim Williams

    Board Member

    About Tim Williams

    A pioneer of internet marketing, Tim Williams has recently returned to New Zealand from Japan. He has had an incredible career already, taking two companies public in Japan, and selling a major stake of ValueCommerce to Yahoo! Japan in 2006. Tim has been at the cutting edge of the dynamic field of internet marketing for more than a decade. Fluent in Japanese, he has been an adviser on Japan to the New Zealand government.

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    Claudia Batten

    Board Member

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    Claudia Batten

    Board Member

    About Claudia Batten

    An avid technology entrepreneur based in Boulder Colorado, Claudia Batten was part of the founding team of technology venture Massive Inc. which sold to Microsoft Corp. in 2006.  Having carved out a successful career in the U.S, Claudia then co-founded advertising agency Victors & Spoils – the world’s first agency built on crowdsourcing. V&S was acquired by French holding company Havas in April 2012. She is rumoured to be starting her next entrepreneurial venture in the U.S and has been actively working with budding New Zealand companies to get traction internationally.

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    Anne Catley

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    Anne Catley

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    About Anne Catley

    Anne Catley jointly founded Marstel Terminals (now called Stolthaven) in 1987 and has been CFO of the Company throughout its history.  During this time, Anne has provided strategic input and financial guidance to the senior management team and Board as well as having direct responsibilities in accounting roles for audit, tax, IT project implementation and statutory reporting.  Her major achievements have been steering the banking requirements of a fast growing business and introducing new equity players into the business as the need arose. Prior to Marstel, Anne worked for Arthur Andersen, ExxonMobil and Coles Myer in Melbourne and Universal Matchbox in Hong Kong.

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    Craig Donaldson

    Board Member

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    Craig Donaldson

    Board Member

    About Craig Donaldson

    Craig Donaldson has more than 25 years of Financial Market experience in New Zealand and the United States, encompassing business building, restructuring and running a number of market-leading financial businesses.

    He has held Managing Director/VP positions with Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch & most recently with Royal Bank of Scotland. Currently sits on the Global Board of KEA New Zealand, Board of The Icehouse & is an Executive in Residence at the University of Business School. Craig holds a B.Com in Accounting from Auckland University Business School & Management Diploma’s from London Business School.

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