BEIA Board

The Board of Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) consists of the Chief Executive, co-opted representatives from Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand, two appointed Board Members, and four elected BEIA Members (two Platinum, one Gold and one Silver) who together appoint an Independent Chairperson. Board Members are elected at the BEIA AGM and their tenure is for two years. Board Members from Platinum, Gold and Silver membership categories are elected by same category Members on a one vote per Member basis.

BEIA Board 2023 - 2024

Martin Snedden

Independent Chair
M: 027 292 2008
E: Email Me

Lisa Hopkins

BEIA Chief Executive
P: 09 485 3141
M: 021 044 0621
E: Email Me

Bjoern Spreitzer

Tourism New Zealand (co-opted)
General Manager New Zealand & Business Events

Iain Walker

Air New Zealand (co-opted)
General Manager Domestic

Elected Board Members

Prue Daly

Platinum: NZICC / SkyCity
General Manager
P: 09 365 0114
M: 027 4700 045
E: Email Me

Ross Steele

Platinum: Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
General Manager

Tracey Thomas

Gold: Conference Innovators
P: 03 353 2824
M: 021 344 443
E: Email Me

Sam Holdich

Silver: Weta Workshop
Area Manager
M: 021 742 716
E: Email Me

Appointed Board Members

David Perks

Regional Tourism NZ

David Downs

The New Zealand Story