Business Owners Alumni

Growing Southland business.


The Icehouse Business Owners Programme offers Southland business owners with a unique learning environment to provide owners with the tools, support, and connections to drive progress and create a better business. 

Southland Business Owners Programme alumni are represented across manufacturing, construction, hospitality, retail, IT, engineering, professional services, and tourism industries.   

Alumni will be invited to exclusive events. These have included; Michael Tither – The Plant Store Journey, Breakfast with Highlanders Roger Clarke and Jamie Joseph – Leadership, resilience in the face of difficult times and adversityand Chris Hughes – Business. 

To register your interest in attending the Icehouse Business Owners Programme contact us or email   

Meet our Alumni.


  • Fiona Lee, Wild Fiordland
  • Gregor Morsink, H G Morsink 
  • Hayden Taylor, Taylor Engineering and Contract Services
  • Jeremy Crooks, Jarra Architectural Homes
  • Kate Norris, Fiordland Trips and Tramps 
  • Kate Tiriaere, Tooth Works
  • Kerryn Douglas, Pay Check
  • Kimberley Jillings, Moreish Kitchen 
  • Leeann Tautari, Rent South 
  • Nicholas Brown, SouthBuild ITM
  • Peter Excell, Peter Excell Building 
  • Ryan Munro, Ace Machinery


  • Alex McCallum, SES Direct
  • Benji Biswas, Crunchy
  • Brad Reynolds, Concept Solutions 
  • Dan Faulknor, Prodigi Technology Services 
  • Dean Wilkes, Image Boats
  • Gavin Harris, Network Electrical Servicing 
  • Hoani Cooper, Network Electrical Servicing 
  • Jaime McNaugh, McCallums Group – Selector Uniforms
  • James Owen, Fat Bastard Pies
  • Josie Robinson, Robbies by Mrs Pickles
  • Kate French, The Batch Cafe 
  • Reece McDonald, Good Tech Team
  • Rob Auld, Auld Farm Distillery
  • Stacey Wilkes, Image Boats
  • Toni Auld, Auld Farm Distillery
  • Wayne Harpur, Rayners