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Board Members

Mike O’Donnell

A successful e-commerce manager

and professional director, Mike is the

Executive Director of G2G Know-How.

This is a joint venture of Ministry of

Foreign Affairs and Trade and New

Zealand Trade and Enterprise that

commercialises and sells New Zealand

public sector intellectual property to

governments around the world.

In addition to writing a weekly business

column for Fairfax Media, Mike is a

Director of online global music company

Serato, software company Raygun,

and online booking company Timely.

The former Chief Operating Officer of

Trade Me previously chaired Positively

Wellington Tourism and has managed

several online travel businesses.

Mike was appointed to the New Zealand

Tourism Board on 15 October 2013 for a

three-year term.

Chris Parkin (CNZM)

Prominent arts patron and entrepreneur

Chris Parkin owned the Museum Art

Hotel in Wellington for 22 years, over

which time it became the home of one

of New Zealand’s finest collections of

art. He was made a Companion of the

New Zealand Order of Merit for services

to the arts and business sector in 2011.

A former investment banker Chris was a

Wellington City Councillor for nine years

before retiring in 2004, and now owns

several buildings and properties in the

greater Wellington area.

Chris is a director of a number of New

Zealand property companies, including

Strada NZ Ltd (formerly Museum Hotel

Ltd), Coalmyne Ltd, Form Apartments,

Sloe Hand Ltd, Raglan Forestry Limited,

and Gilmer Towers Ltd, and is Executive

Director of G2G Know-How.

Chris was appointed to the New

Zealand Tourism Board in December

2013, with his three-year term starting

in April 2014.

Jacqui Spice

Jacqui Spice is the founder and CEO

of Touch of Spice – a luxury travel and

destination management company.

Jacqui has more than two decades of

experience working in the luxury market,

both in New Zealand and offshore,

catering to the most discerning clients

in the world. The Touch of Spice head

office is located in Queenstown and the

team curates experiences, events, and

itineraries throughout New Zealand.

It has amassed an extensive network

of suppliers, products, transport

and accommodation providers and

customised a number of supremely

unique experiences.

Jacqui was appointed to the

New Zealand Tourism Board on 17

December 2013, with her three-year

term starting on 27 January 2014.

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