Meet the Judges

Meet the Judges

The Datacom Hawke’s Bay Business Awards is an opportunity for businesses to focus on their business structure, their markets, their channels to market, their digital strategy, their strategic relationships, and their staffing development for a prosperous future.

The process for the awards is only practical and possible with the support of business leaders from a range of industries.

We are pleased to have a strong panel of judges this year, from academia to business management, overseeing the awards for 2023 not only to identify the business leaders but to provide feedback to entrants for the positive development of their business.

We are grateful to Vicki Lawson, partner at PwC Hawke’s Bay as the convenor of judges.

Meet the Judges who will be bringing their industry knowledge and category-specific skill sets to assess this year’s Awards Finalists.

Jimmy Bos, Relationship Manager, Westpac

Mandy Cartwright, Director, HR Consultant Grow HR

Rachel Cornwall, Business Owner, Populous People

Rebekah Dinwoodie, Operations Manager, Hastings DC

Caleb Hensmen, Partner, Sainsbury Logan & Williams

Michael Hinton, Partner, PwC 

Jason Larkin, General Manager Commercial, Unison Networks

Jon Lewin, Senior Counsel, Datacom

Jen McKay, Business Owner, Jen McKay Consulting

Hayden McKee, General Manager Mid-Market IOT, Datacom

Ross McMillan, CFO, Pan Pac

Gareth Mentzer, General Manager, Wool Life

Kirsten Newton, Programme Manager, Building Futures

Jonathan Norman, Partner, Sainsbury Logan Williams

Kim Parker, Communications and Marketing Manager, Unison Networks

Nigel Pollock, General Manager, Downer

Leona Round, Senior Relationship Manager, ANZ

Neville Smith, Group Financial Controller, Waiapu Care

Greg Smith, Airport Manager Napier, Air New Zealand

Alexandra Stewart, Owner, Antipodean Luxury Travel

Andrea Stevenson, HR Director, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

Siobhan Storey, Chief Financial Officer, QRS

Carissa Vaughan, Teacher, Woodford House

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