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The ICEHOUSE appoints three new directors

20 October 2008

The ICEHOUSE appoints three new directors

Business growth centre The ICEHOUSE has appointed three new directors – Jon Hooper, Chris Quin and Trevor Smith.

Jon Hooper leads Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Markets Group in New Zealand which focuses on providing advice to high growth businesses in the SME market. He is also the Director of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme which celebrates entrepreneurial success both in New Zealand and on the global stage.

Chris Quin is CEO of Gen-i, is responsible for delivering converged technology and telecommunications solutions to Gen-i’s 3,300 corporate, government and business clients across New Zealand and Australia.

Trevor Smith, Chair of ICE Angels, is a retired company executive, an angel investor and independent consultant/director. His 29 years in the FMCG industry included 12 years in Europe culminating as Area Director (Europe) for BAT.

The ICEHOUSE board chair David Irving said the three new directors bring considerable strategic business growth, technology, and investment experience to the board.

Other current board members are: Greg Cross, Cross Ventures and Chair of NZ Beachheads Advisory Board; Ken Stevens, Chair of Glidepath Group; Geoff Whitcher, University of Auckland Business School; Greg Whittred, University of Auckland Business School; Marie Wilson, University of Auckland Business School; David Irving, Chair.


The ICEHOUSE is a business growth centre focused on making a difference for New Zealand.

Our founders wanted to help more New Zealand companies to succeed here and internationally. They understood that these success stories would have a significant and long-term impact on New Zealand’s prosperity which is critical to our future.

Since 2001, The ICEHOUSE has worked with 65 start-ups and just under 2,000 established businesses. Its guidance and mentoring has allowed businesses to raise close to $35m for start-ups, while established businesses are growing earnings on average by 31% p.a.



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