Annual Report 2018

Executive team profiles

  • Stuart McLean

    Head of Marketplace, Advertising & Payments
    Stuart joined Trade Me in February 2015. 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 Bachelor's degree in computer studies & microsystems from Abertay University.

  • 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 ran 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.

  • Nigel Jeffries

    Head of 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 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.

    Jon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours, first class) from the University of Canterbury.

    In May 2013, Jon joined NZX as a director. He also serves on the Human Resources, Conflicts, Nominations and Regulatory Governance committees.

    Jon announced in June that he will be stepping down in December 2018.

  • 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. 

    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, first class) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Canterbury.

  • 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 legal 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.

  • Mark Rees

    Chief Product and Technology Officer
    Mark joined Trade Me in August and is a specialist in technology, product development and making the best use of our data.

    Prior to joining Trade Me, Mark was the General Manager of Product at New Zealand based accounting software firm Xero in Wellington and worked at Microsoft NZ.

    Mark left the company in August 2018. He has been replaced by Simon Young. Simon has been at Trade Me for over seven years and has worked in several roles, most recently as our Head of Product Development. Before Trade Me, Simon was IT Director for Inventis, a Corporate Communications agency in London. 

  • 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. 

    Before joining 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.

  • Trent Mankelow

    Chief Customer Officer
    Trent joined Trade Me in November 2014, and is responsible for the customer team, which includes Customer Service, User Experience, Trust & Safety, Marketing and Communications.

    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 Bachelor's degree (Honours, first class) in Computer Science from Waikato University.