HQ New Zealand is a Queenstown-based specialist and a leading provider of conference and incentive products and services throughout New Zealand. With over 18 years of experience we know what works. We 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.
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 Red Leaf Group’s Wilderness Simulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally from the UK, Jen moved over to New Zealand in 2008 and now calls Queenstown home. Jen brings with her 6 years experience working on various events around Queenstown & Wanaka, including Winter Games, Winter Festival, Conference Management and as a Front of House Manager for a local catering company.
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.
Born and bred in Queenstown, Ellen has been HQ New Zealand’s Director of Sales and Marketing since 2012.
Ellen loves to showcase her home and share her passion for creating bespoke experiences in Queenstown and throughout New Zealand for our range of clients.
Currently on maternity leave, Ellen will be returning on July 209.