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Bruce McClintock / Chair
Bruce is a senior partner with law firm Chapman Tripp, where he leads the firm’s national communications, media and technology practice as well as its technology strategy and business transformation projects. His professional interests are focussed on digital transformation and assisting public and private sector clients with major projects and long-term business arrangements. Bruce is ranked as a ‘Star Individual’ by law directory Chambers Asia-Pacific. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as an IT professional in North America and New Zealand.
Elisabeth Vaneveld / Deputy Chair
Elisabeth has worked in the cultural sector for over 30 years, undertaking many projects including devising productions, managing tours, organising festivals, saving historic buildings, developing partnerships, building networks & facilitating change. For 10 years she was Manager of Northern Arts Services, Creative New Zealand where she initiated long-term projects that focus on supporting professional & sustainable career development within the arts. She is Executive Director of The Big Idea Trust.
Janet Clarke / Board Director
Janet has a BA Hons in Social Administration from the UK. She worked for seven years obtaining funds from central and local government and charitable sources for a housing association, and subsequently she project managed its construction. Janet obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in the Administration of the Arts from the University of Auckland in 2002. She is co-owner of Second Nature, an award winning landscape construction company.
Amanda Wright / Board Director
Amanda is the founder and continued to be the creative director of Splore, over 16 years and 10 festivals. Her creative vision and business acumen enabled the festival to not only survive but thrive in a very fickle and competitive market.
Amanda has been involved in a variety of roles with many other festivals and events in NZ including the 2012 Erupt Lake Taupo Arts Festival as the Creative Director. Other events include Auckland Art Fair, Womad, Air NZ Fashion Week, Waitakere Citys Trash to Fashion Awards, NZ International Festival of the Arts, Wellington Fringe and Festival of Asia to name a few.
Her roots are firmly planted here in NZ, although she travels to other festivals and events internationally for inspiration and replenishing her creative essence.
Wendy Alexander / Board Director
Wendy is the Chief Executive Officer of Barfoot & Thompson and has more than 30 years experience in the real estate industry. As CEO, she is responsible for the research and development of growth opportunities across the company and ensuring the implementation of company strategy. In addition to her Barfoot & Thompson responsibilities, Wendy has additional directorship responsibilities within the industry including her role as Regional Director for the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand representing Northland, Auckland and Coromandel. She is a Fellow of the Institute, and is a key member of NZ Realtors - a nationwide group of strong independent real estate operators. She was also recently inducted into the Barfoot & Thompson Hall of Fame. Wendy is recognised across Australasia as a keynote speaker on both real estate and business leadership.
Sally Manuireva / Board Director
Sally moved to Aotearoa in 2011 for a role at Auckland War Memorial Museum where she is Director Public Experience. Prior to that, Sally worked in the museum, gallery and cultural sector in the UK and with a range of international partners. Sally has a Bachelor degree in history of art, a Master degree in Museum Studies, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Auckland. Sally is passionate about creative programming, audience development and transformational projects. Sally joined Q Theatre as a Board member in 2016.
Craig Goodall / Board Director
Craig has had a long career in the hospitality and entertainment industry as a General Manager or CEO for hotels, restaurants, aquatic centres, theatres, stadiums and now Deputy Director for the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki. Amongst other Board positions Craig was on the Executive of the Entertainment Venues Association NZ (EVANZ) for 10 years, 4 years as President. Craig likes to assist with developing people’s careers, deliver excellent customer service and especially enjoys “developing and selling space”.
Blair Jagusch / Board Director
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