Bruce Robertson - HTT Chair
Nominated by Service Skills Institute Incorporated
Bruce Robertson is one of New Zealandís most experienced advocates and lobbyist having completed 21 years as Chief Executive of Hospitality NZ. He also has significant governance experience as a current Board Member and Deputy Chair of Service IQ, past Board Member of the Industry Training Federation, past Chair of the Hospitality Standards Institute, and currently a consultant to the Board of Skyline Enterprises. Bruce is also the Independent Chair of the Class 4 Gaming Working Party and an advocate for Vegetables.co.nz
In his spare time Bruce enjoys following all sport (from the couch) and spending time creating pieces of wooden art in his shed. Having recently purchased a Motor Home he is enjoying exploring NZ with his wife Barbara and their two poodles Remy and Beau
Nominated by the Tourism Industry Aotearoa
(Hotel and Lodge Sector)
Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa
Chris joined TIA as Chief Executive in July 2014. As the only membership association representing all sectors of our $24 billion tourism industry, TIA works to influence, inform and align the industry, including driving forward implementation of the Tourism 2025 growth strategy.
Previously Chris was a General Manager at Tourism New Zealand, with responsibility for government and stakeholder relations. He began his working life as a radio journalist. From senior editor roles at Radio New Zealand he moved to Parliament, which included working for the Minister of Tourism. His time in the Beehive was followed by a decade of senior corporate affairs roles in the energy sector before returning to tourism.
Nominated by Hospitality New Zealand
Chief Executive, Hospitality New Zealand
Vicki joined Hospitality NZ as Chief Executive Officer in April 2016. With a love for all things hospitality and tourism, and a self confessed huge consumer of both, she is well placed to lead the Hospitality New Zealand and AccommodationNZ team in promoting and supporting the industry.
A NZ Women of Influence finalist in 2015, she is an experienced business woman with wide ranging leadership experience having held CEO positions on both sides of the Tasman in advertising, marketing, publishing and healthcare communications and education. Most recently she was CEO of Cure Kids, a not for profit organisation with one simple purpose; to raise funds so that medical research can continue to find cures for kids.
Vicki brings a wealth of advocacy, strategy and leadership experience to the team. But, big corporate words aside, bottom line, she likes to keep things simple, drill down to what really matters and effect change at the grass roots level for our near 3,000 members.
A recent arrival to Wellington, having held a long time desire to live and work in the Capital, she is busy exploring the city at the weekends and finding all the local 'best kept secrets'. Luckily in this job she can hand on heart claim that this is all in the interests of understanding our members - it's a tough job but someone has to do it...