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About Us

HQ New Zealand is a Queenstown-based specialist and a leading provider of conference and incentive products and services throughout New Zealand. With over 17 years of experience we know what works. We will take out the guesswork and take over the legwork to ensure your program is cost-effective and successful. Clients we work with in Queenstown frequently employ us again and again in other New Zealand locations. With this experience HQ New Zealand now provide event solutions for you in all the major NZ centres. The team at HQ New Zealand always enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to discuss your program and requirements at any point from concept through to wrap-up. We truly understand the value of building relationships by phone / Skype before relying too heavily on email.

 

"Everyone at HQ was a pleasure to work with! Your standard of work is truly exceptional and inspirational"
- Gary Bender, MD, World Corporate Travel, Australia
Meet our Team
Rob Stewart-McDonald
Managing Director & Lead Peak Teams Facilitator

Rob established HQ New Zealand in its current format in 2001 with business partner and wife Michelle. A Management graduate, Rob has a Marketing background and is involved in all areas of the business particularly sales and marketing and devising new activity and team building programmes. More recently, Rob has combined his skills in business, leadership and the outdoors to become New Zealand’s only licensed facilitator of the acclaimed Peak Teams programs.

Rob Stewart-McDonald
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Phone: +64 3 442 3677
Mobile: +64 27 488 8000
Email: rob@hqnz.co.nz
Ellen Rhodes
Sales, Marketing & Event Manager

A born and bred Queenstown local, Ellen has returned home after completing her travels, to a place she is so passionate about. Ellen completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Otago University, majoring in Marketing and Management before gaining experience in Sales & Marketing in New Zealand, Australia and North America. With a true understanding of Queenstown, and a bubbly personality, Ellen loves interacting with all clients giving them a unique experience.

Ellen Rhodes
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Phone: +64 3 442 4359
Mobile: +64 27 865 0675
Email: ellen@hqnz.co.nz
Rachael Simpson
Operations & Event Manager

Rachael has been Operations Manager at HQ New Zealand since  2004  and brings with her a wealth of experience. Logistics and creativity are her speciality and she is a self-confessed details addict.

Rachael Simpson
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Phone: +64 3 442 3699
Mobile: +64 27 575 0995
Email: rachael@hqnz.co.nz
Jamie Dennison
Event Manager

Born and raised in Queenstown, Jamie studied at the University of Otago gaining a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Management and a Diploma for Graduates in Events and Conferences within the Tourism Industry. Having traveled the world extensively as a competitive ski racer, Jamie has a great understanding of the tourism field. Friendly, approachable and ready for a challenge.

Jamie Dennison
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Phone: +64 3 442 3688
Mobile: +64 27 321 6678
Email: jamie@hqnz.co.nz
Hamish Brown
Senior Event Manager

A fully qualified primary school teacher with a recent background in marketing though the management of brand experiences, product launches, PR and media events. Hamish’s planning and preparation for unique and engaging experiences is world class.

Hamish loves creating and delivering events that are individual to each client while utilising the awesome playground of New Zealand  as much as possible.

Hamish Brown
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Phone: +64 3 451 1547
Mobile: +64 21 350 177
Email: hamish@hqnz.co.nz
Sarah Graves
Event Coordinator

Born and raised in Queenstown, Sarah completed her Event Management Degree in Dunedin before returning home to fulfill her passion in events. Sarah combines her local knowledge and friendly personality to provide the best service to all of our clients.

Sarah Graves
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Phone: +64 3 442 4358
Mobile: +64 27 442 0498
Email: sarah@hqnz.co.nz
Kay Breese
Sales Coordinator

Kay has a varied background working in Sales and Account Management and loves to interact with people. The beauty and relaxed lifestyle of New Zealand is what attracted Kay to immigrate to New Zealand four years ago and you will often find her out exploring the natural playground of Queenstown.  Kay’s positive and infectious attitude is contagious and her appointment to the HQ team as Sales Coordinator signifies our commitment to our clients in providing an exceptional level of service.

Kay Breese
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Phone: +64 3 442 3880
Mobile: +64 20 412 12525
Email: kay@hqnz.co.nz
Clare Chapman
Event Manager

Clare has a huge experience working in events all around the globe and is never without a smile on her face. From Winter Games to Vivid, Ironman to Blues & Roots, Clare brings with her a huge array of experience and loves a challenge.

 

Clare Chapman
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Phone: +64 3 442 3880
Mobile: +64 22 154 2130
Email: clare@hqnz.co.nz
Michelle Munro
Special Projects Manager

Michelle is an Arts & Language graduate from Waikato University and has over 15 years experience as a Project Manager in IT and Events. Naturally super organised, with loads of attention to detail, Michelle thrives on events with lots of different components and is in her element with lots on the go.

Michelle Munro
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Phone: +64 3 442 4358
Mobile: +64 27 444 9979
Email: michelle@hqnz.co.nz
Donna Kessler
HQ New Zealand - Australian Representative

Donna is the founder and owner of Tourism Portfolio. Donna is enthusiastic, friendly and extremely knowledgable about the C&I Industry. In 2008 she received the Meetings and Events Australia Sales & Marketing Person of the Year Award. Donna’s appointment by HQ New Zealand in March 2010 signals our commitment to the Australian market and will enhance the service we deliver to both existing and future clients.

Donna Kessler
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Phone: +61 2 9922 5520
Mobile: +61 408 210 468
Email: donna@tourismportfolio.com.au