Andrew Blair, Chair 

Following a successful career in both the public and private sectors Andrew, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, now undertakes governance roles and provides advisory services to a range of commercial, government and community organisations. Utilising the vast range of governance and commercial experience gained in his earlier executive management roles and through a large number of directorships Andrew assists owners and boards in the areas of strategic and business planning, change management, growth and productivity, and trouble shooting. Among his current roles he is leading a joint venture to establish an independent hospital for the Queenstown Lakes region and he chairs Capital & Coast District Health Board, the largest employer in the Wellington region with an annual budget of over $1 billion.  When he has time he enjoys social golf, off road cycling and skiing.  


Phil Smith

Phil Smith

Originally from West Otago, Phil grew up holidaying in Wanaka and moved there permanently in 2002. He is experienced in the building industry, having held management and ownership roles in local firms and serving on the Central Otago Executive of the Registered Master Builders Association. He recently joined Integrity Homes as Business Development Manager. Phil and his wife are active in the Upper Clutha community along with their three children.


 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.