Annual Report 2014

Executive team profiles

  • Jon Macdonald

    Chief Executive Officer
    Jon joined Trade Me in 2003 as head of technology, before being appointed general manager in 2007 and then CEO in 2008.

    Prior to joining Trade Me, he worked in London for HSBC Investment Bank in a variety of technical and management positions. He has also worked for Deloitte Consulting, with a focus on telecommunications and financial services.

    Jon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Canterbury.

    In May 2013, Jon joined NZX Limited as a director.

  • Jonathan Klouwens

    Chief Financial Officer
    Jonathan joined Trade Me in March 2012, and is responsible for managing Trade Me's finance and analytics teams, as well as overall financial strategy.

    Prior to joining Trade Me, he was the CFO at House of Travel for three years. He worked for Lion Nathan in Australia, China and New Zealand for 15 years, holding a variety of roles including NZ strategy director and four years as NZ finance director.

  • Jimmy McGee

    Chief Commercial Officer
    Jimmy joined Trade Me in 2006, where he was initially responsible for launching Trade Me Jobs, and then became Head of Commercial in 2009. In his current role, Jimmy is responsible for Property, Jobs, Motors and Advertising.

    Prior to joining Trade Me, Jimmy was a senior manager at eBay in Australia. He also worked for in Australia and NZ. Jimmy has degrees in physical education and commerce from the University of Otago.

  • Mike "MOD" O'Donnell

    Chief Operating Officer
    MOD joined Trade Me in 2004 and originally managed the commercial team. In his current role he oversees Trade Me's operations and the General Items marketplace.

    Prior to joining Trade Me, MOD held senior roles at AMP Capital Investors, Gareth Morgan Investments, Fonterra and Forestry Corporation. He is a professional director and business columnist. MOD holds an Honours degree in political science and philosophy.

    [MOD left Trade Me in 
    August 2014.]

  • Dave Wasley

    Chief Technology Officer
    Dave joined Trade Me in 2007, where he worked as head of platform & operations, and then head of infrastructure in 2010. Dave is now responsible for all of Trade Me's technology operations.

    Prior to joining Trade Me, Dave was IT manager at Commercial Fisheries Services and also worked for Deloitte Consulting in various industries, including health and energy. Dave has a Bachelor of Economics & Information Systems (Hons) from Massey University.

  • Fiona Ireland

    Head of Human Resources
    Fiona is responsible for reward and recognition, training and development, recruitment, career development and our office team.

    Prior to joining Trade Me in 2010, Fiona worked as the HR manager at AMS (a joint venture by Vector and Siemens) as well as holding generalist roles at Vector Ltd for six years.

  • Mike DelPrete

    Head of Strategy
    Mike is responsible for developing a pipeline of new interesting ventures for Trade Me to consider, and co-ordinates overall corporate strategy.

    He came to Trade Me from New York in 2012, where he was most recently CEO of Agora Games, a technology business that builds software for online gaming communities. He also has experience acting as an advisor to start-up companies.

    [Mike moved to a new role at Trade Me and left the Exec in July 2014.]

  • Sarah Hard

    Company Secretary
    Sarah joined Trade Me in February 2013 and is responsible for ensuring the business fulfils its regulatory obligations and managing the relationship between the company and the board. She also runs the legal & regulatory and communications & community teams.

    Prior to joining Trade Me, Sarah worked as legal counsel for Fairfax Media in New Zealand. She had earlier roles as corporate counsel for NZTE and as company secretary for Independent Newspapers. Sarah has a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University.

  • Nigel Jeffries

    Head of Trade Me Property
    Nigel joined Trade Me in April 2014.

    He was previously chief executive at CoreLogic (formerly known as PropertyIQ), the Wellington-based property information company. He has more than 25 years' experience in the property, information and technology markets in New Zealand and beyond, including senior roles at Quotable Value and RP Data. He is also a director of ASX-listed BigAir Group, Australia’s largest fixed wireless broadband company.