Our Board

The NZCA Board is responsible for leading the association to deliver on the core objectives established in the NZCA Business Plan and Strategy. Elected NZCA Members serve on the NZCA Board for a two-year term. Representatives from Tourism New Zealand and the Tourism Industry Aotearoa also attend the board’s bi-monthly meetings and act as advisors to the Board.

  • At every Annual General Meeting four members of the Board will retire from office. These members are eligible for re-election.
  • Standing for the Board is open to current NZCA Members who can commit to attending bi-monthly meetings and are able to assist the Chief Executive with the delivery of NZCA’s Business Plans and Strategy.
  • Voting for 2018 will open in July. Election materials are electronically mailed out to primary contacts at all eligible NZCA member companies.
  • The results of the election will be announced at the end of NZCA’s Annual General Meeting and will take effect immediately following the AGM.

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OUR CURRENT BOARD

The board of the New Zealand Cruise Association represents the various industries involved in this diverse tourism sector. These experienced businesspeople have a passion for ensuring cohesive, sustainable and viable growth in the New Zealand cruise sector.

Debbie Summers

Debbie Summers

Chairman

Executive Director
ID NEW ZEALAND

With 20 years of cruise experience, Debbie works closely with the vast majority of the world’s cruise companies. She has a wealth of critically important industry connections at the very highest levels. Debbie is Executive Director of IDNZ (largest NZ Cruise Ground Handler) heading the Cruise Division and is also Vice Chair of The World’s Leading Ground Operators.


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Voted onto Board 2016

Karen Thompson-Smith

Karen Thompson-Smith

Deputy Chair

Cruise Engagement Manager
AUCKLAND TOURISM, EVENTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ATEED)

Karen manages the Cruise portfolio for Auckland and represents the sector’s interests on a number of council’s stakeholder groups. She has varied experience starting with the motorhome arm of THL, then management roles at a Northland Boutique Hotel and NZ’s largest wine producing company. Karen also worked for Tourism New Zealand for 5 years, in Trade and Events.

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Voted onto Board 2016

Jacqui Lloyd

Jacqui Lloyd

Board Member

General Manager
DESTINATION MARLBOROUGH

Jacqui is an experienced destination marketing manager who has held senior roles with Tourism New Zealand, Tourism Auckland, Tourism Holdings Ltd and Adelaide Convention Bureau. She has an in-depth knowledge of international visitor markets and the travel distribution channel. At TNZ Jacqui worked closely with the cruise industry to encourage visitation to New Zealand.

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Voted onto Board 2017

Sean Marsh

Sean Marsh

Board Member

Trade Marketing Manager
TE PUIA

Ko Taranaki te maunga titohea, Ko Oaonui te awa, Ko Oraukawa te moana, Ko Kurahaupo te waka, Ko Taranaki Tuturu te iwi, Ko Ngati Tuhekerangi me Ngati Tara nga hapu, Ko Te Potaka te pa – Tihei Mauri Ora. With experience as Trade Marketing Manager (Tourism Bay of Plenty) and as Visitor Consultant (Tauranga and Mt Maunganui), Sean’s role at Te Puia includes the Cruise Portfolio.

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Voted onto Board 2016

Bruce Lochhead

Bruce Lochhead

Board Member

Port Services Manager
NAPIER PORT

Bruce has an in-depth understanding of the global cruise industry, cargo logistics and port operations. Having worked in NZ and abroad for P&O, P&O Nedlloyd and Swire North Asia services, he is now proudly based in Hawke’s Bay at Napier Port. Bruce is passionate about growing the NZ Cruise sector, enhancing visitor experience, and developing cruise infrastructure.

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Voted onto Board 2017

Kevin Winders

Kevin Winders

Board Member

Chief Executive
PORT OTAGO

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant by training and a proud born and bred Dunedinite. He has a strong financial and strategic skill set based on a wide exposure to a variety of sectors and brings more than 20 years of experience in working with boards.

 

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Co-opted onto Board 2018

Tony Petrie

Tony Petrie

Board Member

Managing Director
RENAISSANCE TOURS

Tony Petrie is Managing Director and owner of Renaissance Tours, a company which he founded in 1975. Renaissance has worked with cruise for over 30 years now handling shore excursions, tours and turnarounds for many of the Royal Caribbean Lines and Celebrity Cruise Lines.

 

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Voted onto Board 2016

Doug Colaco

Doug Colaco

Board Member

National Cruise Manager
ISS-McKAY

Doug is a Master Mariner with over 35 years maritime experience. He has worked for SCI, and Anglo Eastern Ship Management abroad and is now the National Cruise Manager for ISS-McKay, handling all the port operations for their Cruise lines. Doug has excellent close working relationships with our Cruise Principals.


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Voted onto Board 2017

Tansy Tompkins

Tansy Tompkins

Board Member

Global Manager Trade Marketing
TOURISM NEW ZEALAND

Tansy has over 20 years tourism experience ranging from cruise, hotels, travel agency, casino, premium, events to destination marketing and management. She has held several senior management positions in the tourism industry, both in NZ and offshore. Tansy is currently the Global Manager Trade Marketing at Tourism New Zealand, which includes cruise sector development.

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Steve Hanrahan

Steve Hanrahan

Advisor to the Board

Advocacy Manager
TOURISM INDUSTRY AOTEAROA

As Advocacy Manager for TIA, Steve’s role involves working with local and central government to resolve issues impacting on employers and different sectors of the tourism industry. His work has included addressing visiting driver issues, freedom camping concerns, promoting domestic tourism, and developing initiatives to attract NZers to work in tourism.

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Kevin O'Sullivan

Kevin O'Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer

NZCA

Kevin has worked closely with the NZ cruise industry for over 10 years, developing strong relationships with cruise lines and government agencies. He held the role of Southland Regional Harbourmaster and has a wealth of marine science and maritime experience. Kevin served as Chair of NZCA for several years until the Board appointed him Executive Officer in 2016.


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