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
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 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
Jacqui was appointed to the
New Zealand Tourism Board on 17
December 2013, with her three-year
term starting on 27 January 2014.