Investor Relations

Executive team

Our Executive team is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the company.  

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 governance, strategy, legal and finance functions. 

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.


Annie Brown

Chief People Officer

Annie joined Trade Me in June 2017 and is a specialist in organisational change, culture, innovative leadership, performance frameworks and talent succession.

Prior to joining Trade Me Annie was the Director of People & Communications at Bank of New Zealand and the bank's Head of Engagement before that. She has held roles with ACC and NZ Post and run her own HR consultancy.

Annie started her career as an occupational therapist and has a post graduate qualification in strategic human resource management from Victoria University. 


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 Customer Officer

Trent joined Trade Me in October 2014, and is responsible for Trade Me's member experience. He manages Trade Me's Communications, Marketing & Brand, Trust & Safety, User Experience and Customer Support functions.

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 Trade Me 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


Simon Young

Chief Product and Technology Officer 

Simon joined the Trade Me Executive in August 2018. Simon has been at Trade Me for over seven years and has worked in several roles, most recently as our Head of Product Development.

Before Trade Me, Simon was IT Director for Inventis, a Corporate Communications agency in London. 


Alan Clark

Head of Trade Me Motors

Alan joined Trade Me in January 2015 as the Head of Strategy until becoming Head of Motors in January 2017. Alan joined Trade Me's Executive on 1 July 2017.

Prior to joining Trade Me Alan held senior roles at Vodafone New Zealand and The Boston Consulting Group (both in New Zealand and the US).

Alan has a PhD, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Canterbury.


Jeremy Wade

Head of Trade Me Jobs

Jeremy joined Trade Me in May 2013, and managed a variety of projects before and becoming Head of Jobs in June 2016. Jeremy joined Trade Me's Executive on 1 July 2017.

Before he joined Trade Me, Jeremy was the CEO of Global Group a specialist international candidate marketing and local recruitment firm based in Wellington.

Jeremy has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington and is a Chartered Accountant.