Martin Hawes, Chair 

Long-time Queenstown local, Martin Hawes, is a well-known financial author and adviser. He has written 22 books and is currently a columnist with the Sunday Star-Times. He is also an Authorised Financial Adviser and advises individuals and families on their finances and investments. Martin is an independent director and sits on a number of boards.


Peter Southwick

A Wanaka local, Peter has spent 35 years in the property industry in both Australia and NZ. He has been a Valuer, Property Manager, Investor and Developer. He is passionate about affordable housing and seeing families own their homes. 


Gigi Hollyer

Having grown up in Queenstown, Gigi has a great feel for the community through her work as Chair of St Joseph’s Primary School Board of Trustees, as well as her involvement in various parts of community life through sport, school, and friends.  


 Joanne Conroy

Jo has lived in Queenstown for the past 30 years and for most of that time has been involved in the property industry.  She currently contracts to APL Property, a Queenstown based property management and valuation Company.  Jo has a strong involvement in the Queenstown community and has a clear understanding of local housing affordability challenges faced by residents.


Raymond Key

Otago born-and-bred, Raymond Key lives in Queenstown with his wife and three children. He brings financial expertise to the Board after 20 years’ experience in financial markets, specifically global physical and financial precious and industrial metals as well as iron ore. He is currently a founding partner in a global commodity company called TrailStone Group. Ray is passionate about Central Otago and achieving the right outcomes for people living the region.


Jayne McDonald

Partner at Queenstown based law firm MACTODD, Jayne specialises in Environmental and Local Government law as well as advising on related transactional matters. She has lived in Queenstown for the past 25 years and takes an active interest in the community, serving as Chairperson of the Queenstown Primary School Board of Trustees and Lakes District Hospital Foundation, and a Trustee of the ADEPT-MACTODD Charitable Trust.

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