Meet the Judges

Ingrid Cronin-Knight

Ingrid Cronin-Knight heads up MYOB’s Clients and Partners team in New Zealand. She’s responsible for supporting the success of thousands of small business customers and their advisors right around the country. She’s passionate about helping SME owners deliver more productivity and profitability from MYOB’s range of market-leading cloud-accounting, payroll, payments and business management tools.

Ingrid came to MYOB from the telecommunications industry, most recently as Head of Change and Business Technology for Chorus where she managed the technology and business transformation programme following its demerger from Telecom (now Spark). Prior to that, she held various roles in Telecom’s enterprise division.

Ingrid was recognised as a Global Woman Breakthrough Leader in 2015 and holds a MBA from Henley Business School in the UK. She is a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award Winner in 2014 and 2015 and was the inaugural winner of Computerworld New Zealand IT Manager of the Year in 2010. She also represented New Zealand in cricket as a White Fern and was captain of the Auckland Hearts.

Greg Curry

Built & operated a successful North Island road marking business.

“I’m looking forward to adding value where possible to new or existing challenges for both the entrants & myself.”

Roger Winton

Previous owner/Audiologist of Audiology group Hearing Care, recently sold to Swiss corporate.

“I am excited to be part of The Pick and to see local business talent emerge.”

Dr Colin Kennedy

Head of Young Enterprise Scheme | Young Enterprise Trust.

“I am excited to be part of The Pick as the competition offers Northland entrepreneurs a real and significant opportunity to make their mark in their own backyard and beyond. I cannot wait to get involved.”

Tony Collins

CEO, NZ Chambers of Commerce

“I’m really excited to be involved in this initiative and looking forward to seeing some amazing business ideas and the passionate people behind the ideas.”

Joseph Stuart

General Manager Business, Innovation and Growth, Northland Inc.

“This is an exciting platform for Northlanders to showcase entrepreneurial talent, growing our business community.”