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    Executive Team

    Grant Webster

    Chief Executive Officer

    Grant joined thl in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2008. Grant is currently the Deputy Chair of the TIA (Tourism Industry Aotearoa) Board and co-Chair’s the New Zealand Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce. Grant is also the Chair of thl’s joint venture businesses, Action Manufacturing and triptech.

    Grant’s background includes senior executive roles across the tourism, hospitality, gaming and retail industries, where he held Director and general management roles within the retail sector before moving into tourism. Prior to joining thl, Grant was a General Manager at SkyCity Auckland. Grant holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Victoria University and has completed executive studies at the Insead Advanced Management Programme in Fontainebleau and Monash University, Melbourne Australia.

    Nick Judd

    Chief Financial Officer

    Nick started with thl in September 2020 in the role of Chief Finance Officer with responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Digital, Risk and Sustainability portfolios. Nick was previously the Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances officer at Air New Zealand where during a 17 year career he held various senior financial and commercial leadership positions across Auckland, Sydney, Shanghai and Los Angeles. He has also spent time living and working in the United Kingdom and Canada. Nick holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (hons) from the University of Waikato.

    Gordon Hewston

    Chief Operating Officer – Northern Hemisphere

    Gordon started as COO Northern Hemisphere in September 2020. Joining thl in May 2012, Gordon led the Waitomo Group until July 2016 when he became the GM for New Zealand Operations. Gordon moved to the States in July 2018 to lead the El Monte business and assumed responsibility for the Road Bear operation in July 2019 when he became the Senior Vice President for thl’s US Operations. Gordon’s background includes senior roles in conservation and heritage tourism with the UK’s National Trust and Heritage New Zealand, Pouhere Taonga. Gordon holds an MBA and a MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham, UK.

    Kate Meldrum

    Chief Operating Officer – Australia

    Kate commenced as Chief Operating Officer, Australia in September 2020 having held the role of General Manager of Australian Operations since July 2017. She joined thl in 1991 in the Sales and Marketing team as Account Manager for North America. She left in 1996 and held several part-time and contract marketing roles whilst raising a family before re-joining the company again in 2003 as Sales & Marketing Manager for New Zealand. Kate joined the executive team in November 2009 as General Manager Marketing & Customer Experience and in April 2014 assumed responsibility for Group Revenue for the self-drive experience businesses, and overall responsibility for marketing and sales channels. Kate holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business from Auckland University.

    Matt Harvey

    Chief Operating Officer – New Zealand

    Matt started with thl in April 2010 as Commercial Operations Manager and progressed through to the role of National Operation Manager for NZ Rentals in January 2012. In August 2013 Matt moved across to Melbourne and led the Australian Operations team. Matt was Vice President of El Monte RV from July 2017 prior to returning to NZ and taking up the position of GM NZ Operations from April 2018 through to September 2020 when Matt moved to COO NZ.

    Matt’s background includes a number of operation management roles within the SkyCity Group in New Zealand and financial analyst roles within the Gaming industry in London. Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Auckland University.

    Ollie Farnsworth

    Chief Commercial and Customer Officer

    Joining thl in October 2017, Ollie is responsible for group Revenue, Sales & Marketing, Data Analytics, and Customer Experience development. Prior to joining thl, Ollie spent 10 years in consulting services and business start-up. This included leading iris Worldwide’s consulting offering in Shanghai, Atlanta, and New York, and various positions with Deloitte Strategy & Operations in Auckland and Chicago. Ollie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland.

    Steven Hall

    Deputy Chief Financial Officer

    Joining thl in February 2015, Steve is responsible for leading the group finance functions, including treasury, management and statutory reporting, internal audit, and tax across thl’s New Zealand, Australian and USA operating businesses. He was appointed to the position of Deputy CFO in September 2020. His previous experience includes 5 years of group consolidation and external reporting in the banking industry at Westpac New Zealand and HSBC Group in London, and 5 years of external audit experience at Deloitte.

    Steve is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours, and Graduate Diploma in Statistics from the University of Waikato.

    We are looking for

    Chief Responsible Management Officer