- Caroline Rawlinson has joined as our new CFO
- Katrina Johnson joined as a director
- We bid farewell to director Gail Hambly
We continue to operate three offices with Trade Me HQ based in Wellington, along with a large office in Auckland and a small office in Christchurch.
The number of staff at Trade Me has grown considerably from 464 staff (437 FTEs) in July 2015, to 509 (487 FTEs) as at 31 July 2016.
One new face joined our Executive team with Caroline Rawlinson joining us as Chief Financial Officer in August 2016. Caroline’s most recent role was as CFO of Formica Asia (a subsidiary of Fletcher Building), and she was previously Fletcher Building’s general manager of strategy and corporate development.
Our previous CFO, Jonathan Klouwens, left Trade Me in May 2016 for a new role in investment banking.
There was a change to the Trade Me Board this year. In June 2016, Sydney-based executive Katrina Johnson joined as an independent director. She has extensive experience in technology businesses, including 12 years working in the United States and Australia for eBay and its subsidiaries. She is currently legal director of Uber Australia/New Zealand.
Also in June 2016, Gail Hambly stepped down as a director. She has served on the board since Trade Me became a public company in 2011, but began her association when Fairfax Media acquired Trade Me way back in 2006.