Our Team

Alastair, John and Neville Porter have been part of the Queenstown business community for over twenty years as co-managing directors of Remarkables Park Limited, Shotover Park Limited, Remarkables Park Stud Farm and Porter Group retail companies, which included retail businesses in downtown Queenstown and at Remarkables Park. Remarkables Park has a dedicated professional team and look forward to hearing from you.

Alastair Porter

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Alastair has held many executive and non-executive directorships in the property, marketing, retail and farming sectors. He was for many years the deputy Chairman of the New Zealand Game Industry Board, Chairman of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce for five years and a Chamber Board member for eight years. He has extensive experience in urban and rural residential property development both as a principal and a consultant. A founding member of Queenstown's award-winning Shaping Our Future steering committee, Alastair still plays an active role in helping to plan for Queenstown's future communities.

John Porter

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John Porter has been involved in many aspects of business and has a strong background in finance, marketing and administration.  Outside of work John enjoys skiing, tennis and genealogy, and once a year he and his wife spend time visiting their son, daughter and granddaughter who live in London.

Neville Porter

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Neville operated the Porter Group textile importing and marketing operations for many years. He is an accomplished photographer and Information Technology specialist. His skills are in constant demand by Remarkables Park and its extended network of activities.

Brian Fitzpatrick

Contact Brian, General Manager, Development

Brian has over 10 years' experience in resource management and consenting issues in the Queenstown Lakes District. Part of the Remarkables Park Limited team for two years, Queenstown has been Brian's home for the past 13 years and he enjoys the outstanding natural environment on his doorstep.

Prior to relocating to the Southern Lakes region Brian was Managing Director for both Port Marlborough New Zealand Ltd and Marlborough Airport Ltd. He holds a BA LLB and Dip LGA, both from Auckland University of Technology.

Tim Williams

Contact Tim, Project Design & Planning Manager

Tim Williams is a resource management planner and qualified urban designer with over 12 years’ experience. Tim has previously worked in a variety of roles, most recently in private practise and prior to that he held a variety of positions at the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Tim’s planning and urban design experience places him in a unique situation enabling him to bridge the gap between the planning, design and project development fields.

Blair Deasy

Contact Blair, Sales Manager

Blair has worked at Remarkables Park Ltd since early 2016 in the role of Sales Manager, with responsibility for leasing, land sale enquiries, business development and customer relations. He has extensive knowledge of the local region and the industries that drive the area. His previous roles include working in hotels, food & beverage, conferencing, retail and tourism operations. Blair is committed to investing time and energy in a structured and timely way, to ensure the best results for all involved. A team player, Blair's not frightened to give a little stick, (and receive it!) with a smile.

Susan Hesp

Contact Susan, Legal Counsel

Susan joined the team in March 2015 and manages day-to-day legal matters across the business. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University, Wellington and was admitted to the Bar in 1995. Susan has a diverse legal background with over 25 years’ experience in private practice and the Government sector. Her career has almost always included a property focus and over the last 10 years of private practice experience she specialised entirely in commercial property law and construction law. 

Susan loves the alpine environment. Originally from Auckland, Susan and family enjoyed skiing holidays to Queenstown and living here has been a life-long ambition. After making the move from Wellington in 2014 Susan is now content to be ‘living the dream’ at Jacks Point with husband Michael, one of her two daughters and little grandson.

Charlie Riemann

Contact Charlie, Queenstown Office Administrator 

Charlie’s been part of the Remarkables Park team since December 2014 and manages the front office and overall administration of our Queenstown office. She also runs our long-term parking website, and our parking facility for Queenstown rental car companies' fleet storage and overflow.

Charlie is part of the Remarkables Market team assisting Sherryn, our Market Manager, and when needed she puts on her gumboots and helps out our Farm Manager.

Originally from Germany and with 10 years’ experience in hospitality, Charlie chose to settle in Queenstown after traveling around the country for 12 months. She loves spending time with her fiancé, and their dog, in the outdoors as well as going on adventures together or fishing. Charlie is very passionate about woodwork and has helped to create a few lovely pieces for Remarkables Market’s grounds.

Julika Batten 

Contact Julika, Auckland Office Administrator

Juli is responsible for the day to day running of the Auckland office, accounts payable and receivable, daily incidentals and liaising with staff. Although German, she grew up in Uruguay where she obtained a Diploma as a Bilingual Technician in Wholesale and Foreign Commerce. Her past experience includes Legal Secretary and Personal Assistant for managing Partners at Law and Accountancy firms. Juli is fluent in three languages and outside of work has a passion for cooking and having friends and family over for dinner. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children and has a love of reading.

Claudia Neumann

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Claudia joined Remarkables Park Limited in March 2016. She co-ordinates and assists Alastair with his busy workload and liaises with staff and clients. Claudia holds a Diploma in Business Administration from VWA Munich, Germany. Her past experience includes Personal Assistant for Managing Partners and CEOs at international law firms, IT companies and Government sectors.

After travelling the world in 2013 Claudia chose to settle in New Zealand. Following time spent working in Wellington her passion for the outdoors brought her to Queenstown in 2015. Outside of work Claudia enjoys travelling, yoga, mountain biking, snow boarding, wake boarding, tramping and many more adventure activities.

Sherryn Smith 

Contact Sherryn, Remarkables Market Manager

Sherryn is the Market Manager here at Remarkables Park running the famous Remarkables Market every Saturday over summer. She holds a BHSc (OT) from Auckland Institute of Technology, and a PG Dip Rehab from Massey University. Sherryn is very active in the local community being a volunteer swim coach at the Queenstown Swim Club and on the Queenstown Primary P.T.A. Outside of work she loves to challenge herself in events such as Motatapu Marathon and Challenge Wanaka Half Ironman Swim, and loves skiing,keeping fit and travelling. Outside of work she enjoys fishing very much, as well as being outdoors and going on tramping trips with her partner and friends on the weekends.

 

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