The SKYCITY Queenstown Casino Community Trust Trustees are prominent local community members with backgrounds in community involvement and local business.

 

Clark Pirie: Chairperson

Clark Pirie is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, appointed in 1994, and a partner with Macalister Todd Phillips (Queenstown) since 2005.  Mr Pirie has a general practise focusing on commercial and property law.  Mr Pirie has previously worked for Aspinall Joel Radford Bowler in Dunedin and Reuters Financial Group in London. 

He is a board member of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce.

 

Kerry Harper: Trustee

Kerry Harper is an Investment Advisor for Forsyth Barr in Queenstown and has had extensive experience within the finance sector for the last 22 years.

Kerry has also played an active part in the community having been involved in Rotary for 12 years, and a volunteer at regional and national ski racing events since 1992.  Kerry has volunteered at the Winter Games since inception in 2009. 

 

Kim Wilkinson: Trustee

Kim Wilkinson is a well known pharmacist in Queenstown having been owner/manager of Wilkinsons Pharmacy since 1984.  Mr Wilkinson has been involved over the past 25 years with various fundraising ventures, community groups and sporting clubs in the Queenstown area.  

Kim is a board member of Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, an elder of Wakatipu Community Church and is a past chairperson of the Queenstown Primary School of Trustees.

 

Michelle King: Trustee

Michelle King and her husband Anthony own and operate the New World Wakatipu supermarket.  Michelle grew up in Queenstown and has strong family, business and sporting ties here as well as a great knowledge of the many different community groups.   

Michelle gained her Bachelor of Commerce and Laws degrees at the University of Otago, has experience working at accounting firm KPMG and over 10 years experience in the retail supermarket industry.  Michelle is also a trustee of the Foodstuffs Community Trust, a South Island based charitable trust.

 

Vickie Hill: Trustee

Vickie, born and bred in Queenstown, is a well established business person in the local and national tourism industry having owned and operated her own Companies, Queenstown Destination Management and The Villas in Queenstown.

She has also previously managed the Southern Hemisphere’s largest winter celebration, the Queenstown Winter Festival, and the renowned Central Otago Food and Wine festival.

Along with her husband Tony, they have raised three children within the local Community and consequently, easily identifies with local Community needs.