Our Chairman Jim is a man of many hats, which makes him invaluable in governance. He has extensive business interests in many fields, including aviation, tourism, financial services, property, automotive, publishing and hospitality.
His experience and reputation is outstanding.
He was a crown appointee to the CIAL (Christchurch International Airport Limited) board for six years, and was the Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport for over 4 years. In 2011, CIAL Jim was awarded the Jim Collins Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Aviation Safety, recognising CIAL’s actions before and after the Canterbury earthquakes. And not surprisingly, in 2010 and 2013, he was named ‘Airport Personality of the Year’ by the NZ Airports Association.
Jim is a former Director and Deputy Chairman of Tourism New Zealand and has been Director, Managing Director and Chairman of several substantial public and private companies. For 16 years, he was the Managing Director of Shotover Jet. He was made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management in 2012.
In his home town of Queenstown, he has chaired several charities, council-sponsored working parties, and community endeavours.
“When you love what you do, and you know it matters, you put everything you have into doing it right.”