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.  A representative from Tourism New Zealand is also a Board member; and a representative of Tourism Industry Aotearoa attends and participates in the Board’s quarterly meetings.

  • 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 quarterly meetings and are able to assist the Chief Executive Officer with the delivery of NZCA’s Business Plans and Strategy.
  • Voting for the Board will open in July each year. 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 2021

Jacqui Lloyd

Jacqui Lloyd

Deputy Chair

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 2019

David Kriel

David Kriel

Treasurer

General Manager Commercial Napier Port

David’s career has spanned many areas encompassing passenger, road, rail, distribution and sea freight. Sixteen years ago, when he emigrated, with his family, to New Zealand, he managed the logistics of Oji Fibre Solutions – Lodestar based in Mount Maunganui, before taking up his current role with Napier Port.

His specific areas of professional interest lie in strategic relationships, sustainability, risk and security of supply, and participating in and contributing to industry bodies. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a member of both the East Asian Society for Transport Studies and the Humanitarian Logistics Association.

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Voted onto Board 2021

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 2019

Avinash Murthy

Avinash Murthy

Board Member

Manager, Marine & Cruise Operations; Ports of Auckland Ltd

Avinash has been a seafarer for over 16 years working in various capacities and eventually culminating his seagoing career as a Captain. Avinash has been associated with the maritime industry and Ports of Auckland Ltd for the last 8 years ever since he has been in Aotearoa New Zealand.

He has assumed the responsibilities of the Cruise operations department and is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with the inevitable return of the cruise businesses, especially after the difficult period the industry continues to endure. As one of the largest ports in the country to cater to the cruise vessels it is key for Auckland’s participation and contribution towards the functions of the NZCA.

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Voted onto Board 2021

Sean Marsh

Sean Marsh

Board Member

Sales 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 2021

Oscar Nathan

Oscar Nathan

Board member

Oscar has worked across public, private and NFP sectors, in both senior management and governance positions at local, regional, and national levels.

He is committed to the New Zealand Cruise sector, not only in terms of the coastal Bay of Plenty economy, but across each of our host communities and ports nationally. Oscar is acutely aware of the changing dynamics created by Covid-19 and the impact this has had (and will continue to have) on perception, capacity, social licence, and the visitor experience generally.

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Voted onto Board 2021

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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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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Voted onto Board 2019

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 Chief Executive Officer.


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