Investor Relations

Executive team


Our Executive team is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the company. From left to right: Stuart McLean, Fiona Ireland, Nigel Jeffries, Jon Macdonald, Jimmy McGee, Caroline Rawlinson, Dave Wasley, Sarah Hard and Trent Mankelow.


Jon Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer

Jon joined Trade Me in 2003, where he took the position as head of technology, before being appointed general manager in 2007 and then CEO in 2008.

Prior to joining Trade Me, Jon worked in London for HSBC Investment Bank in a variety of technical and management positions. He has also worked for Deloitte Consulting, focusing on the telecommunications and financial services industries.

Jon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Canterbury.

In May 2013, he joined NZX Limited as a director.


Caroline Rawlinson

Chief Financial Officer

Caroline joined Trade Me in August 2016 and is responsible for managing Trade Me's finance and analytics teams, as well as overall financial strategy. 

Prior to Trade Me she was the CFO of Formica Asia (a division of Fletcher Building), a role she has held since October 2013. She was previously Fletcher Building’s general manager of strategy and corporate development, and has also worked at Sealord and PwC.


Sarah Hard

Company Secretary 

Sarah joined Trade Me in February 2013 as Company Secretary, and is responsible for ensuring the business fulfils its regulatory obligations as a publicly listed company. She also has responsibility for Trade Me's legal & regulatory and communications & community teams. 

Prior to joining Trade Me, Sarah worked as legal counsel for Fairfax Media in New Zealand.  She has also worked for NZTE and was company secretary for Independent Newspapers.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University.


Fiona Ireland

Head of Human Resources

Fiona is responsible for reward and recognition, training and development, recruitment, career development and our office team.

Prior to joining Trade Me in 2010, Fiona worked as the human resources manager at AMS (a joint venture by Vector and Siemens) and held generalist HR roles at Vector Limited for six years.


Nigel Jeffries

Head of Trade Me Property

Nigel joined Trade Me in April 2014. He was previously chief executive at CoreLogic (formerly known as PropertyIQ), the Wellington-based property information company.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in the property, information and technology markets in New Zealand and beyond, including senior roles at Quotable Value and RP Data. He is also a director of ASX-listed BigAir Group, Australia’s largest fixed wireless broadband company.


Trent Mankelow

Chief Product Officer

Trent joined Trade Me in October 2014, and is responsible for product, design and user experience at Trade Me.

He was a co-founder and director of Optimal Usability/Optimal Experience, New Zealand's leading user experience consultancy. Trent has also held senior roles at Spark Ventures and Vend.

Trent has a first-class honours degree in computer science from Waikato University.


Stuart McLean

Head of Marketplace

Stuart joined Trade Me in February 2015 and is the head of Trade Me’s general items marketplace. Prior to joining Trade Me, Stuart was the chief revenue officer at New Zealand-based accounting software firm Xero.

Previously, Stuart was head of enterprise for Google Australia and New Zealand. He also held executive positions at Oracle and Chandler MacLeod, and founded and ran a distributor for the cloud business software solution NetSuite.

Stuart has a degree in computer studies & microsystems from Dundee Institute of Technology


Jimmy McGee

Head of Commercial

Jimmy joined Trade Me in 2006 and was initially responsible for the launch of Trade Me Jobs. He became Head of Commercial in 2009. In his current role Jimmy is responsible for Property, Jobs, Motors and Advertising.

Prior to joining Trade Me, Jimmy was a senior manager at eBay in Australia. He has also worked for in Australia and New Zealand. Jimmy has degrees in physical education and commerce from the University of Otago.


Dave Wasley

Head of Platform & Operations

Dave joined Trade Me in 2007 and led the platform & operations and infrastructure teams before becoming head of technology in 2010. In his current role, Dave is responsible for all of Trade Me's technology operations.

Prior to joining Trade Me, Dave was IT manager at Commercial Fisheries Services and also worked for Deloitte Consulting in various industries in New Zealand and Australia.

Dave has a Bachelor of Economics & Information Systems (Hons) from Massey University.