Board of Directors

The Skyline Board is made up of Directors with a range of skills applicable to our activities. This includes vast Skyline operational experience and historical knowledge.


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Mark Quickfall, Chairman 

Appointed Chair in April 2014. Mark has an extensive history in managing and operating tourism, marine, adventure and aviation businesses and is the former owner of Totally Tourism Ltd (purchased by Skyline in 2011).

Mark is the immediate past Chairman of the regional tourism organisation, Destination Queenstown, serving on the Board for 7 years.

Mark also previously served for 14 years on the Board of Inbound Tour Operators Council of New Zealand (now known as the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand). 


Jan Hunt

Jan Hunt, Deputy Chairman

Jan has been a Director for Skyline Enterprises since April 2008, more recently being appointed as Deputy Chair of Skyline Enterprises and Director of Totally Tourism Limited and all entities that make up the Totally Tourism Group from 25 May 2018. 

Jan has extensive experience in the tourism sector having been General Manager of both Millbrook, & Millennium in Queenstown as well as Sky City in Auckland where she was instrumental in the development of the Conference Centre and Sky City Grand Hotel.

Jan has been involved with a variety of governance roles including Bio Security, Pacific International Hotel School, Queenstown Chamber of commerce and Destination Queenstown. Jan is currently on the board of NZ Show Jumping as well as chairing the High-Performance Committee.

Being a long time local Jan is excited about the Skyline Developments and is committed to the governance and sensible growth of the business.


Grant Hensman, Director

A Director of Skyline Enterprises since 1994, Grant specialises in the management of Skyline’s luge track development and design.

Grant is the son of company founder Hylton Hensman, and he has spent most of his life involved with the company working in various roles for Queenstown, Rotorua and international operations. He co-project-managed Skyline Skyrides in Rotorua when it was built in 1984 and led the first international luge project, in Tremblant, Canada, in 2003. Grant has been involved in all Skyline’s luge projects to date.

Grant owns a successful civil engineering contracting company in Queenstown. He was also a founding member of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and served seven years on the executive.

Grant feels privileged to be involved in Skyline’s governance and enjoys watching the company grow from strength to strength.

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Donald Jackson, Director

Appointed to the Board in April 2015 and Managing Partner of McCulloch & Partners, Chartered Accountants, in Queenstown.

Donald has lived in Queenstown since 1996 and previously acted as Secretary to the Board of Directors (2001 to 2015). Donald also represents the company on the Christchurch Casinos Board of Directors.

Donald has considerable knowledge and experience of the Queenstown tourism industry through his involvement as a Chartered Accountant and acts in a trusted advisor role to many clients.


Richard Thomas, Director

In May 2018 Richard was appointed to the Skyline International Luge Board as well as Director of Totally Tourism Limited and all entities that make up the Totally Tourism Group.

Prior to this, Richard had spent three years as an Associate Director before being appointed to the Skyline board in May 2007. 

Over the past decade, Richard has been involved in governance across charitable entities, industry associations, incorporated societies, and privately held companies.

Richard is the former Publisher and General Manager of Queenstown’s Mountain Scene. He is the past Chairman of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce serving on that board for over 10 years. Richard is Director and owner of business consultancy Redwulff Ltd, and a Director of tourism-tech marketing company Bookme Ltd.

Sarah Ottrey

Sarah Ottrey B.Comm (Otago), CMInstD, Independent Director

Appointed to the Skyline Enterprises Limited Board in November 2016 Sarah has since been appointed Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee as of May 2018.

Sarah is a director of the EBOS Group Ltd, Comvita Ltd, The Whitestone Cheese Co. Ltd and Sarah Ottrey Marketing Ltd.

She is a past Board Member of The Public Trust, Blue Sky Meats Ltd, Smiths City Group Ltd and a member of the Inland Revenue Risk and Assurance Committee.  Sarah has held senior marketing executive positions both in New Zealand and internationally with Unilever and Heineken.

Dean Hamilton

Dean Hamilton, Independent Director

Appointed to the Skyline Enterprises Limited Board in May 2019, Dean is a professional company director with extensive governance and senior executive experience.

He is currently a director of Auckland International Airport, Fulton Hogan, Tappenden Holdings and was until recently the Chair of the Wakatipu High School Board of Trustees. In 2018 Dean retired as Chief Executive of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand’s largest meat processing and marketing company.

Before this, Dean was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in Melbourne.

Christchurch Casino Ltd

Ken Matthews, Chairman
Donald Jackson, Director
Phillip Hensman, Director
Peter Treacy, Director
Bruce Robertson, Director

Totally Tourism Ltd

Mark Quickfall, Chairman
Grant Bisset, Director
Jan Hunt, Director
Richard Thomas, Director
Hugh Barnard, Associate Director

Skyline International Luge Boards

Skyline International Luge Board Skyline Luge Sentosa Board Skyline Luge Tongyeong Board
Grant Hensman, Chairman
Mark Quickfall, Director
Richard Thomas, Director
Bruce Thomasen, Director
Mark Quickfall, Chairman
Richard Thomas, Director
Lee Chin Chuan, Director
Angela Teo, Director
Dean Johnson, Director
Mark Quickfall, Chairman
Richard Thomas, Director
Jason Ji-Hyeong, Director
James Dudfield, Director