President

Ric Thorpe

Ric is National Sales Manager at Sidekick Chartered Accountants Ltd. He is associated with DJCA a fast growing Accountancy firm in New Zealand

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Vice President

Michael Durie

Michael Durie is a professional marketer and business mentor who recently returned to Christchurch following 11 years in Sydney working with Australia Post in a senior sales and marketing role.

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Immediate Past President

Chris Stoelhorst

Chris, is a proud Cantabrian and New Zealander who has worked offshore for many years, across a variety of sectors, in board and CEO roles.

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Treasurer

Murray McPhail

Murray is currently in a marketing and business development role with Computer Culture. He has spent over 20 years in the IT industry including 18 years running his own computer companies.

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Secretary

Warren Head

Warren is Managing Director of Head Consultants Ltd, providing services in business development, capital raising, financial public relations for listed and private equity businesses, media relations, and government relations.

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Committee Member

Mark Phillips

Mark is director of Nikau Capital Ltd involved in financial services, and director of Pounamu Productions in film production and

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Committee Member

Derek Smail, OBE

Derek is an experienced Chairman and Managing Director with national and international newspaper publishing experience. He has extensive networks

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Committee Member

Peter McKaskell

Peter McKaskell, adventurer, explorer, entrepreneur was born and raised in Christchurch. Having been trained by the Lands & Survey Department, he spent two years exploring and surveying the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia

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Committee Member

Michelle MacWilliam

A specialist in the areas of developing business relationships, particularly in the local domestic market and between New Zealand and China, she is experienced in strategic planning, executing events and projects and in building long term relationships across cultures via her business Duo Communication Ltd.

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