Magic Memories enjoys a strong governance and leadership structure.
Mark has had a career based in technology companies where he has worked and lived both in New Zealand and internationally.
He currently specialises in the governance, leadership and strategy of high-growth companies.
Golf, food, walking and travel are activities that fill his spare time.
He is always in awe of the opportunities that Magic creates with our Partners, their guests, and our staff. This brings a smile to his face!
Geoff is a non-executive director and experienced tourism consultant.
He graduated as a Chartered accountant from the University of Otago and following Financial and General Management roles in the UK, the US and New Zealand established, in 2001, an investment and advisory business specialising in tourism and the golf sector.
He enjoys the variety of businesses he is engaged with, along with family, travel, cooking and playing golf. Geoff has been involved with Magic Memories since 2002 as variously an advisor, board chair and now director and shareholder, and have been rewarded with the absolute passion for progress that all of the Magic Memories teams share.
Sanjay most recently served as Marketo's CMO for nearly five years, leading the marketing department through its worldwide expansion and IPO. He joined Marketo through the acquisition of social software company Crowd Factory, where he served as CEO. Prior to joining Crowd Factory, Sanjay held senior leadership roles at Lithium Technologies, SumTotal Systems, and McKinsey & Company and Andersen Consulting.
Craig has spent 30 years in Silicon Valley working ten at Apple computer and then two startups. His background has given him an appreciation for customer experience. It’s more than ease of use, it’s about customer enthusiasm.
He's been lucky enough to work with Kiwi entrepreneurs with kiwi landing pad and the NZ intern program bringing kiwi com/ sci students for a tour of Silicon Valley.
Outside of work he has three kids, two teenage boys and a 10 year old girl.
Craig likes to hike, fly fish and take a lap or two at Highland Motor Park in his Toyota 86.
Jeff is the Chief People Officer for Zynga, responsible for global Human Resources, Recruiting, and Learning and Development for the company.
Jeff has more than 20 years of global HR experience in the digital media and gaming industries, including: GoPro, Inc., CBS Corporation, Electronic Arts Canada and EA Sports.
Earlier in his career Jeff held leadership positions at multinationals Shell Oil Products, an energy company, and Nestle, the world's largest food and beverage company, and also spent 7 years living and working in Japan and Singapore.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Craig is a non-executive director and an Investment Director at Pioneer Capital, a growth equity investor in New Zealand businesses expanding into large international markets. He's a director of several fast growing, internally focused businesses.
He gained a Graduate Diploma in Finance and a Bachelor of Management Studies (Accounting and Economics) from the University of Waikato, and also completed a year of undergraduate studies at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
He is married and has two daughters that keep him busy. Craig is an avid sports fan and enjoys working alongside the entrepreneurial team at Magic!
Founder & President
John is a proud New Zealander, born in the deep South, and gained a degree in Marketing from Otago University. He co-founded Magic Memories in his 2nd year out of University with Stu Norris back in 1994.
A graduate of the Icehouse programme for owners and managers and a member of the Institute of Directors, he is passionate about evolving the industry interpretation of the importance of guest memories, and how a well designed experience can layer across an entire attraction improving the guest experience, extending attractions brands, and be a significant revenue earner.
He loves to relax with his family, and in particular they all enjoy boating, skiing, mountain biking and traveling.