Meet the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Team and Current Board Members


Hans Neilson

Hans Neilson

GENERAL MANAGER
Hans brings a wealth of experience in economic development, project management, and cross sector collaboration and has worked with and for local government, business, and non-profit organisations... READ MORE.

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Kathryn Stewart

Kathryn Stewart

REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISOR
Kathryn brings her diverse background and a passion for helping businesses grow to her role as Marlborough’s Regional Business Advisor. She has worked both in the private and public sectors across aviation, news media and digital......READ MORE.

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Alice Parkinson

Alice Parkinson

MARKETING & OFFICE MANAGER

With qualifications and fundamental career roles in business support, branding and marketing, both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Alice manages the communication activity, marketing, events and administration..... READ MORE.

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Nita van Grinsven

PRESIDENT
Nita is the Group Finance Manager for Marisco Vineyards. Marlborough has become home and the best place to be in New Zealand for her young family. Nita joined the Chamber Board as an opportunity to get more involved in the community and to help support the businesses and the region to be more successful.... READ MORE.

Anthony Barnes

Anthony Barnes

VICE PRESIDENT
Raised in Timaru, Anthony came to Marlborough in 1994 as an Air Force Recruit. Trained as a Logistics Supply Specialist, Anthony served at Woodbourne for six years, before moving north to Whenuapai. On leaving the RNZAF... READ MORE.

Fiona Fenwick

Fiona Fenwick

VICE PRESIDENT
Fiona Fenwick has been successfully developing, managing and protecting corporate and individual reputations in Europe, the USA and Australasia for over 30 years. A passionate Marlburnian of choice, Fiona and her family moved to Marlborough in 2015... READ MORE.

Khalid Suleiman

Khalid Suleiman

BOARD MEMBER
Khalid has grown up in Marlborough and is passionate about the province, especially the Marlborough Sounds. A Chartered Professional Engineer, Khalid is at the coal face of development in Marlborough... READ MORE.

Nicky Simpson

Nicky Simpson

BOARD MEMBER
Nicky has lived in Marlborough for all but 2 years of her life and takes an active interest in the local community. She currently holds the role of Manager for Kiwibank/PostShop Blenheim... READ MORE.

Stephen Ryan

Stephen Ryan

BOARD MEMBER
Stephen was born and raised on the Kapiti Coast, but is passionate about Marlborough with family ties going back 6 generations. He joined WK Advisors and Accountants in early 2017... READ MORE.

Nate Bainbridge

Nate Bainbridge

BOARD MEMBER
Nate is currently the directing manager for Bainbridge Building & Roofing which employs 14 staff. Nate and Amy his wife started the business in 2011 with only a handful of tools, a ute and a load of experience.... READ MORE.

Natalie Christensen

Natalie Christensen

BOARD MEMBER
Natalie grew up in Moncks Bay, Christchurch and moved to Marlborough in 2006 to join the wine industry. Now calling Marlborough home, she is the Senior Winemaker at Yealands Estate.... READ MORE.

Pete Coldwell

Pete Coldwell

BOARD MEMBER
Pete arrived with his young family to Marlborough in 2007. They chose to live here, believing that the region is a world beater as a place to raise a family.
Over those years he has seen a lot of.... 
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