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As a state-owned enterprise, we work hard to help our local communities grow and prosper. Our independent board of directors oversees that mission, alongside our Chief Executive, Jacquie Barker, and her leadership team.

Careers at QV

Board Members

Our independent board of directors oversees the management of our business.

  • Gregory Fortuin

    Gregory Fortuin


    Gregory brings considerable business and Crown governance experience gained in New Zealand and internationally. He has served as director on the boards of NZ Post, Kiwibank, Transpower, and the ACC, where he chaired the Investment Committee. He is currently serving as Chairman of Amanah Trust Management (NZ) Limited and AmanahNZ KiwiSaver Limited.

    Gregory is the former Race Relations Commissioner of New Zealand (2001–2002) and was the first resident representative of the new South Africa in New Zealand, when appointed Honorary Counsel by Nelson Mandela in 1998. He came to New Zealand in 1991 as Managing Director, National Mutual Corporate Superannuation Services and is also heavily involved in community issues across New Zealand. His career has included senior roles at the NZ Salvation Army and the National Mutual Insurance in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Gregory is currently a Strategic Community Adviser to the NZ Police Commissioner (since 2014) and is the National Director of the Salvation Army’s Education and Employment division (since 2013).

  • Paula Jackson

    Paula Jackson

    Deputy Chair

    As an active investor in tech start-ups, Paula has a genuine interest in innovative technology. She has a successful background in marketing, having previously been the General Manager, Marketing for Xero and Head of Channel Marketing for Vodafone NZ.

    Paula also brings a wealth of experience working in the telecommunications (both traditional and cloud) and banking sectors.

    Paula is a director and trustee of several organisations including Airways New Zealand and Who’s On Location, a Software as a Service company specialising in people and resource management solutions. She’s a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors (MInstD) and was selected for their 2017 Mentoring for Diversity Programme.

  • Conor English

    Conor English

    Conor brings a unique, global perspective to the board. He has a genuine interest in future technology, the environment and the global economy. Conor is Chairman of Agribusiness New Zealand and QEX Logistics. He’s also been the CEO of both The Property Institute and Federated Farmers and previously been one of two independent advisors to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on monetary policy.

    Conor has broad experience in government and parliamentary relations, policy, agriculture, exporting, investment, technology and smart cities. He has represented farmers, New Zealand and his business at regional, national and international levels. He has been an international negotiator and been involved in international forums such as at the United Nations and given speeches in several countries.

  • Joanne Conroy

    Joanne Conroy

    Joanne brings strong governance expertise and an excellent understanding of the New Zealand property and valuation sector. Her experience includes roles as Chair of the South Island Regional Trust Board of St John and is a Director of Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust. She also holds Directorships with Dunedin Venues Management Limited, Otago Southland Employers Association and Westlands Holdings.

    Joanne is an active member of the Institute of Directors and she was selected for their Mentoring for Diversity programme in 2017. Joanne previously owned and managed a successful property management and valuation business.

    She is experienced across commercial property, local government portfolio management, central government portfolio management, and body corporates.

  • Hon Mark Burton

    Hon Mark Burton

    Mark Burton holds a Master of Management Degree (Massey University) and brings strategic and political nous, having held a range of high profile cabinet positions in government. As part of the 1999 Labour Government, Mark assumed the roles of Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of Defence, Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Minister of Tourism and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs. In 2005, he took on the Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Justice and Local Government portfolios.

    More recently, Mark has worked as an independent consultant including projects for the UNDP involving a range of capacity building workshops, seminars and induction workshops around the Pacific region for Members of various Pacific Parliaments.  His governance experience during this period has included serving as National Board Chair of English Language Partners (ELPNZ).

    For the 11 years prior to his election to Parliament, Mark was the founding Community Education Organiser for Central Plateau REAP based in Taupo, where he worked with, helped establish, and supported a wide range of community, educational, and social service agencies and programmes across the central North Island and nationally.  In recognition of his contribution in this area, Mark was awarded a New Zealand Commemoration Medal in 1990.

  • Alex Skinner

    Alex Skinner

    Alex is a highly experienced and qualified accountant now working full-time in governance roles. He spent 12 years as a Partner at KPMG, focussing on external audit, until 2016 when he left to move into governance. Alex has a passion for leadership, governance and people and brings a wealth of commercial and local/central government experience to Quotable Value to support its strategy, risk management and future success.

    Alex is currently on the board of Christchurch City Holdings and Plunket, where he is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees. He is also on the Boards of Effectus, Anchorage Trustee Services and chairs the Otautahi Community Housing Trust. He is an active and Chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

  • Mads Moller

    Mads Moller

    Mads has a broad international business background and has worked in the Tech industry for his whole career. He has in-depth understanding and experience in how companies get the most benefits from using technology including AI, Blockchain, IOT and other new emerging disruptive technologies.

    Being Danish and living in the UK for 10 years prior to moving to New Zealand, he successfully held Senior Director commercial positions with blue chip companies like IBM, Vodafone, Google, Computer Associates and a good number of his own tech start-ups. He has also been involved in a number of big international mergers and acquisitions in leading roles.

    Mads bring a real passion for using technology to enable companies to deliver better services and products to their clients.

    With more than 20 years of international governance experience, he brings a great mix of global knowledge and experience to the Quotable Value board. Mads is currently on the board of the UC Business School, xStart, Webtools and Vertical Group (Norway). He is also Chair for Limpidity and AVA. He is an active member of the Institute of Directors.

  • Sue Tindal

    Sue Tindal

    Sue Tindal is an experienced banker, Chief Financial Officer and Independent Director, with extensive knowledge of domestic and international markets. Sue is the Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga; the Independent Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Hutt City Council and the Advisory Chair of Lagom Group.  She is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business at Auckland University and until recently, an Independent Director of NZX listed Mainfreight Limited. 

    Sue was formerly the Group Chief Financial Officer of Auckland Council, a Director of Consultancy at PwC, the Chief Operating Officer of Westpac in Asia and an Executive Director of a number of companies and interests within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  Suzanne has proven experience in central and local government, financial services, information and communications technology, energy, transport and logistics encompassing both regulated and non-regulated environments.

    Sue is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (FCPA); a Member of the Australian Institute of Directors and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Management Team

Our leadership team manages the QV group as a whole.

  • Jacquie Barker

    Jacquie Barker

    Chief Executive

  • Neil Cran

    Neil Cran

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Melanie Lewis

    Melanie Lewis

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Rochelle Clancy

    Rochelle Clancy

    Chief People Officer

  • Brendon Bodger

    Brendon Bodger

    General Manager, Business Development & Partnering

  • Gary Obbes

    Gary Obbes

    Chief Financial Officer


Careers at QV

We’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people to join our market-leading team.

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