Chief Executive Officer

Jacqui oversees the strategic development of our Festival, ensuring that we stay true to our vision while being sensitive to the changes within what constitutes the outdoor/adventure environment; she has grown the event into a global brand.

Jacqui believes in inspiring more people to enjoy, explore and respect the outdoors, something she feel strongly starts with the youngest members of our community. She is also passionate about the potential of creativity embracing both nature and the lessons to be learnt from time in the outdoors to enhance opportunities and mitigate challenges for children and young people.

She has wide ranging experience in the outdoor industry working in retail, adventure travel and with some of the world's biggest outdoor brands. 

Jacqui is a passionate photographer with an endless passion for skiing - her 'happy place'. 

A native New Zealander, she has lived and worked in Nepal, Japan, USA, Australia, Austria, Switzerland and Ethiopia - she has many stories to tell!