Meet our team of 220+ Shuttlerockers
The year that Shuttlerock was founded was the last year of the NASA Space Shuttle program. The crew of the program had ventured to Christchurch, New Zealand to visit and inspire the families affected by the devastating earthquakes of 2011.
Shuttlerock founder, Jonny Hendriksen, was truly inspired by having the humbling experience of spending time with the entire crew of the final Discovery flight. So, firstly to pay respect to the entire NASA Space Shuttle program which has inspired generations to believe that anything is possible and to discover outside ‘our world’, we wanted to continue the ‘Shuttle’ legacy.
Secondly, the ‘rock’ is respect for the Astronauts themselves, in particular, the Commander of the shuttle, who is often referred to as their ‘rock’. He or she is a truly amazing human being, with their wealth of knowledge, experience, wisdom, courage, calmness and humility.
So there you have it - Shuttlerock. We aim to become the most knowledgeable, innovative and trustworthy partner of them all!
Board of Directors
CEO & FOUNDER
Jonny is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the digital marketing scene. He has had a pioneering impact within the Japanese market where he founded and listed ValueClick Japan on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. That pioneering spirit was still alive and well when he founded Shuttlerock in 2011.
Paul has 20 years governance experience across a range of companies including director roles with Air New Zealand and Tourism NZ. He is currently chair of Entrada Travel Group (Intercity), Black Cat Cruises and Shuttlerock. He is a director of the economic development agency, ChristchurchNZ. He was previously COO for Shuttlerock and has strengths in marketing, innovation, health and safety and culture.
Chintaka has played a key role in the Ad Tech Start-Up scene for many years. His current situation has him managing Partner Global from Day One Fund. Past endeavours include strategy consulting for Serendipity and being COO for ANZ.
Sam was the founder and CEO of Trade Me, which became NZ’s largest internet business, until 2008 when it sold to Fairfax Media. Sam was an early investor in Xero and a director from before listing in 2007 through 2016. Sam is currently on the board of Vend and is an active investor.
Amanda is a lawyer, director and independent trustee for numerous individuals, their companies, trusts and estates. A strategic thinker and great communicator, Amanda brings a high level of independent judgement and skill to the Shuttlerock board. She is a strong believer in empowering a workplace environment through people, diversity of thought and team culture. Amanda is currently partner at Haigh Lyon Lawyers, Auckland.