Speakers

 
 

Jim Boult

Jim Boult is a well-known senior member of the New Zealand business community, in both Management and Governance. Jim was elected mayor of Queenstown Lakes District Council in October 2016, by a “landslide” majority.

In 2013, Jim completed five successful years as Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport and was a government appointee to the CIAL board for six years before that. During his time at CIAL, he managed the airport through the period of and the recovery after the Christchurch earthquakes. He also oversaw the development of a new terminal, which was completed on time and on budget.

He has had extensive business interests in many fields, including construction, aviation, tourism, financial services, property, automotive, plant leasing, publishing and hospitality.

Jim has resided at Lake Hayes for the past 37 years, where he and his wife have brought up two children. In his home town of Queenstown, he has chaired several charities, council-sponsored working parties and community groups. His personal interests include jogging, reading and motorsport where he has competed nationally and internationally winning the national Class B Production Sedan Racing series in 2005.

Jim was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2014 (for services to Tourism and the community), a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management in 2012, and given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

 

Ailsa Carroll

Ailsa is the Sustainability Coordinator at The Headwaters, a sustainability-focused accommodation and retail destination in Glenorchy, 40 minutes’ drive from Queenstown. She is the onsite lead for Camp Glenorchy's pursuit of Living Building Challenge Petal accreditation; the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. Camp Glenorchy also aims to use 50% less water and 50% less energy than traditional accommodations whilst providing welcoming destination in harmony with one of the most beautiful places in the world.

 
 

Fine Dining On-Site

Our hotel is inspired by the global mid-century modern design movement, and in turn, our on-site restaurant and café, Continental, is influenced by cuisines around the world. Famous for her fusion dishes, head chef Layla Wu creates seasonal menus that still have a little bit of English flair. That’s right, you can still get your fish and chips, but don’t be surprised to taste a little tarragon.

 

In-Hotel Bar

The mixologists at our bar, Refill, create innovative and delicious cocktails with a chemist’s precision. Beers crafted by London’s best breweries are on tap and rotated monthly to keep our selections interesting. We also have a small stage where musicians and entertainers of all kinds perform for the sensory delight of our guests.