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Marlborough Business Excellence Awards

Get to know the Judges

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Alexandra Barton | Director BDO  

Alex is a chartered accountant with a law and commerce degree from Auckland University. Alex's previous experience includes over 15 years working in accounting and finance in the UK, Australia and New Zealand including several years with Air New Zealand before returning to the rural community.

In 2017 Alex was appointed a director on the boards of MDC Holdings Ltd and Marlborough Airport Ltd. She has also held the position of the New Zealand director on the board of the Australasian Investor Relations Association, improving the relationship between publicly listed entities and the investment community

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Warren McNabb

Mark Unwin | Economic Development at MDC, Director at Centrapay, Director at Cordall Manufacturing, Director at Socially Good Enterprises

Mark comes from an entrepreneurial and business background, and among other things in his career, owned payments company Viaduct which was sold to Smartpay. Mark is currently Director of Cordall (a manufacturing and development company specialising in braided bungee, cord, plastic, and elastic).

As well as his active involvement with Borough Wine, Mark is the Chair for another not-for-profit organisation board, Ski Rainbow. He also serves on the board of AIM - Angel Investors Marlborough – which was established to educate and raise awareness of capital markets as they relate to early stage investment and to increase the availability of early stage capital for the wider benefit and prosperity of the Marlborough community.



Warren McNabb | Renewable Energy Developer, Early Stage Investor, Governance and Strategy

Warren’s background is in law and infrastructure and utility investment banking in New Zealand and Canada. Since returning to New Zealand in 2004, he divides his time between renewable energy development (as a partner in a community scale wind farm developer), carbon farming as an investor in native and exotic forestry, governance roles across energy and infrastructure companies and private capital investment across the startup, private equity and private debt markets.


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