Executive

Alistair King – Chairperson
Alistair is a Principal with Crowe Horwath (previously WHK) in Wanaka and has over 15 years experience in a Chartered Accountancy and Agribusiness role. Not a typical accountant, Alistair focuses on the fun side of life, social activities, water skiing and spending money.  Alistair is also an active member of Coastguard Wanaka Lakes.
Cyril Coombe
Along With his wife Janelle, Cyril co-owns Flooring Xtra Wanaka, they have been in Wanaka for nine years and joined the chamber for the combined benefits of networking, mentoring and keeping a closer ear on the local business environment.

 

Mike Toepfer
Mike moved to Wanaka with his wife Jacky and their two children after 17 years at a large Auckland law firm where he was a partner, team leader and on the board of management.  In late 2011, Mike and his business partner set up their own law firm, Aspiring Law, which is a general practice firm which aims to give clients the best service in a simple and understandable way.  Mike would like to help the Chamber help business owners grow and be successful.
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Kelly is at the forefront of The Cell (the co-working office space in central Wanaka) aiming to provide a space for start-up entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals to build their businesses and networks.  Following on from the Gigatown campaign in 2014 Kelly is now involved in The Cube, an economic development group, aiming to drive economic growth and diversity for the Wanaka region.Day to day however, together with her husband Duncan, the Good’s are leading agents in the busy local Real Estate market, along with raising two young boys and keeping fit competing in various local triathlon events. 
 Bridget Bridget  Legnavsky – Vice Chair
Bridget is the General Manager of Cardrona Alpine Resort. Her career started with endless winters between Wanaka and USA, Japan and Europe with Wanaka being her base since the early 90’s. Bridget also started, managed for five years and sold 47frocks and 47Lounge. Bridget and her family obviously love winter here but also love summer camping at Glendu and waterskiing. She knows this is the best place in the world to live and bring up a family and is committed to making the town as good as it can be.

 

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Celia Crosbie
Celia moved to Wanaka in 2005 and spent the first eight years here working for newspapers in Wanaka and Queenstown. She is an award-winning journalist who decided to make the change to public relations in 2013 – setting up Scope Media, an integrated media company spanning Queenstown and Wanaka – eight weeks before becoming a mum for the first time. Based in Wanaka and married to Mt Aspiring College teacher Hamish Crosbie, she is passionate about the Wanaka business scene and enjoys working with inspiring people. 
Ian Piercy – Director Wanaka Trike Tours

Calum McLeod -QLDC Deputy Mayor and representative

 
Pete Eastwood – Business Manager Rippon Hall