Annual Report 2017

Executive team profiles

  • Stuart McLean

    Head of Marketplace
    Stuart joined Trade Me in February 2015 and is the head of Trade Me's General Items marketplace. Stuart also represents Trade Me as a director of Harmoney. Prior to joining Trade Me, Stuart was the chief revenue officer at New Zealand based accounting software firm Xero.

    Previously, Stuart was head of enterprise for Google Australia and New Zealand. He also held executive positions at Oracle and Chandler MacLeod, and founded and ran a distributor for the cloud business software solution NetSuite.

    Stuart has a degree in computer studies & microsystems from Abertay 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 for six years.

    Fiona moved into a new role at Trade Me and left the Exec on 1 July 2017.

  • Nigel Jeffries

    Head of Trade Me Property
    Nigel joined Trade Me in April 2014. He was previously chief executive at CoreLogic NZ (formerly known as PropertyIQ).

    He has more than 25 years’ experience in the real estate, property and information technology markets in New Zealand and Australia, including executive roles at Quotable Value and RP Data.

    He was previously a director for 10 years of ASX-listed BigAir Group (now Superloop), Australia’s largest fixed wireless broadband company.

    Nigel has a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies from Massey University.

  • 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 as a director. He is Chair of the Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Conflicts and Regulatory Governance committees.

  • Jimmy McGee

    Head of Commercial
    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 this role, Jimmy was responsible for Motors, Jobs, Advertising, Life Direct, Insurance and Payments.

    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.

    Jimmy has decided to finish up at Trade Me in September, having had more than 11 years in the business.

  • Caroline Rawlinson

    Chief Financial Officer
    Caroline joined Trade Me in August 2016 and is responsible for setting Trade Me’s financial strategy and managing the finance, strategy and analytics teams.

    Caroline was previously CFO of Formica Asia (a subsidiary of Fletcher Building) in China, was Fletcher Building’s general manager of group strategy and held strategy and corporate finance roles at Sealord and PwC.

    Caroline has a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Auckland.

  • Dave Wasley

    General Manager - Platform & Operations
    Dave joined Trade Me in 2007, where he has spanned numerous roles from platform manager, head of technology and general manager - platform and operations. Dave’s role was responsible for Trade Me's underlying technology platform and operations, along with business operations covering customer support and trust & safety.

    Prior to Trade Me Dave worked for Deloitte Consulting gaining experience in numerous industries including health and energy.

    Dave has a Bachelor of Economics & Information Systems (Hons) from Massey University.

    Dave is currently our Acting Chief Product and Technology Officer. He plans to leave Trade Me later in 2017.

  • 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.

    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.

    Sarah’s role now reports to the CFO and she left the Exec on 1 July 2017.

  • Trent Mankelow

    Chief Product Officer
    Trent joined Trade Me in November 2014, and is responsible for product, design and user experience.

    He was a co-founder and director of Optimal Usability/Optimal Experience, New Zealand’s leading user experience consultancy. Trent has also held senior roles at Spark Ventures and Vend.

    Trent has a First-Class Honours degree in Computer Science from Waikato University.

    Trent became Trade Me’s Chief Customer Officer on 1 July 2017.
  • Annie Brown

    Chief People Officer
    Annie joined Trade Me in June 2017 and is a specialist in organisational change, culture, innovative leadership, performance frameworks and talent succession.

    Prior to joining Trade Me Annie was the Director of People & Communications at Bank of New Zealand and the bank's Head of Engagement before that. She has held roles with ACC and NZ Post and run her own HR consultancy.

    Annie started her career as an occupational therapist and has a postgraduate qualification in strategic human resource management from Victoria University.

  • Alan Clark

    Head of Motors
    Alan joined Trade Me in January 2015 as the Head of Strategy until becoming Head of Motors in January 2017. Alan joined Trade Me's Executive on 1 July 2017.

    Prior to joining Trade Me Alan held senior roles at Vodafone New Zealand and The Boston Consulting Group (both in New Zealand and the US).

    Alan has a PhD, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Canterbury.

  • Jeremy Wade

    Head of Jobs
    Jeremy joined Trade Me in May 2013, and managed a variety of projects before becoming Head of Jobs in June 2016. Jeremy joined Trade Me's Executive on 1 July 2017.

    Before he joined Trade Me, Jeremy was the CEO of Global Group a specialist international candidate marketing and local recruitment firm based in Wellington.

    Jeremy has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington and is a Chartered Accountant.