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Our People

As a state-owned enterprise, we work hard to help our local communities grow and prosper. Our independent board of directors oversees that mission, alongside our Chief Executive, Jacquie Barker, and her leadership team.

Careers at QV

Board Members

Our independent board of directors oversees the management of our business.

  • Gregory Fortuin

    Gregory Fortuin


    Gregory brings considerable business and Crown governance experience gained in New Zealand and internationally. He has served as director on the boards of NZ Post, Kiwibank, Transpower, and the ACC, where he chaired the Investment Committee. He is currently serving as Chairman of Amanah Trust Management (NZ) Limited and AmanahNZ KiwiSaver Limited.

    Gregory is the former Race Relations Commissioner of New Zealand (2001–2002) and was the first resident representative of the new South Africa in New Zealand, when appointed Honorary Counsel by Nelson Mandela in 1998. He came to New Zealand in 1991 as Managing Director, National Mutual Corporate Superannuation Services and is also heavily involved in community issues across New Zealand. His career has included senior roles at the NZ Salvation Army and the National Mutual Insurance in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Gregory is currently a Strategic Community Adviser to the NZ Police Commissioner (since 2014) and is the National Director of the Salvation Army’s Education and Employment division (since 2013).

  • Paula Jackson

    Paula Jackson

    Deputy Chair

    Paula brings a wealth of knowledge and global experience from IT (traditional & cloud) telecommunications and banking sectors. Paula is is a director and trustee of several organisations and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors (MInstD) and was selected for their 2017 Mentoring for Diversity Programme.

    Paula is an active investor in technology start-ups and is currently studying for an MBA at Otago University.

  • Conor English

    Conor English

    Conor brings a unique, global perspective to the board. He has a genuine interest in future technology, the environment and the global economy. Conor is Chairman of Agribusiness New Zealand and QEX Logistics. He’s also been the CEO of both The Property Institute and Federated Farmers and previously been one of two independent advisors to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on monetary policy.

    Conor has broad experience in government and parliamentary relations, policy, agriculture, exporting, investment, technology and smart cities. He has represented farmers, New Zealand and his business at regional, national and international levels. He has been an international negotiator and been involved in international forums such as at the United Nations and given speeches in several countries.

  • Joanne Conroy

    Joanne Conroy

    I am an experienced Company Director looking for further governance roles where I can use my property and governance knowledge to enhance returns to shareholders and stakeholders. I have a strong focus on strategic planning and compliance. I have achieved Chartered Director status with the Institute of Directors.

    I am an experienced Business Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Management, Customer Service, and Business Development. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor Business Studies focused in Valuation and Property Management from Massey University.

    Extensive knowledge of Local and central government property portfolios, social housing and the long-term management of large assets.

  • Hon Mark Burton

    Hon Mark Burton

    Mark Burton holds a Master of Management Degree (Massey University) and brings strategic and political nous, having held a range of high profile cabinet positions in government. As part of the 1999 Labour Government, Mark assumed the roles of Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of Defence, Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Minister of Tourism and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs. In 2005, he took on the Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Justice and Local Government portfolios.

    More recently, Mark has worked as an independent consultant including projects for the UNDP involving a range of capacity building workshops, seminars and induction workshops around the Pacific region for Members of various Pacific Parliaments.  His governance experience during this period has included serving as National Board Chair of English Language Partners (ELPNZ).

    For the 11 years prior to his election to Parliament, Mark was the founding Community Education Organiser for Central Plateau REAP based in Taupo, where he worked with, helped establish, and supported a wide range of community, educational, and social service agencies and programmes across the central North Island and nationally.  In recognition of his contribution in this area, Mark was awarded a New Zealand Commemoration Medal in 1990.

  • Alex Skinner

    Alex Skinner

    A professional Director who is passionate about and committed to the entities he is involved with. Extensive experience across many industries and types/sizes of entities through 29 years in the Chartered Accounting environment and more recently as a Director/Trustee.

    Alex left KPMG in 2016 after 20 years (12 as a partner) to take on his next career challenge and has successfully built a portfolio of governance roles in a short period of time.

    A strong believer in diversity of thought and inclusion and the role governance plays in sustainability. He has been involved in capital raising on the NZDX and the startup of a significant charitable entity in the community housing sector with particular focus on stakeholder relationships, funding and finance, risk management and processes and controls.

  • Mads Moller

    Mads Moller

    Governance that supports technological and scientific innovation in companies in order to create a major driver of long-term value creation. Boost productivity, attract/retain talent, grow good leaders, stay up-to-date, resilient and agile with a learning corporate culture.

    Digital transformation - a profound transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies, and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of a mix of digital technologies and their accelerating impact across society in a strategic and prioritized way, with present and future shifts in mind.

  • Sue Tindal

    Sue Tindal

    Sue Tindal is an accomplished CEO, CFO, Executive and Non-Executive Director. My experience spans public and private sector roles in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the US with industry sector expertise in government, financial services, electricity and energy sectors.

    I have a proven track record of delivery in setting up joint venture companies; gaining banking licences and establishing operations for a major Australian bank in Asia; turning around the financial performance whilst increasing customer and employee satisfaction in Australia for two major Australian banks; overseeing the delivery of a complex migration from multiple legacy systems to SAP and being the first CFO to achieve long term, sustainable cost savings in excess of $300m for Auckland Council (the largest local government organisation in the southern hemisphere).

    A further example of the my achievements for Auckland Council and New Zealand Inc are the two 500m Euro bond issues completed in January and November 2017 - these are the first non-corporate AA rated issuances by a New Zealand entity in Europe and were three and four times oversubscribed respectively. Fundamental skills drawn upon to deliver these results include strategic leadership across complex issues, strong influencing and communication skills, extensive knowledge of global markets, complex stakeholder management across the public and private sectors, and proven experience in leading and developing collaborative teams a focus on collaboration and developing teams. I am well versed in risk and reputation management and will not compromise my standards of ethics and integrity.

Management Team

Our leadership team manages the QV group as a whole.

  • Jacquie Barker

    Jacquie Barker

    Chief Executive

  • Neil Cran

    Neil Cran

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Melanie Lewis

    Melanie Lewis

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Rochelle Clancy

    Rochelle Clancy

    Chief People Officer

  • Brendon Bodger

    Brendon Bodger

    General Manager, Business Development & Partnering

  • Gary Obbes

    Gary Obbes

    Chief Financial Officer


Careers at QV

We’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people to join our market-leading team.

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