The Board

The Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce is governed by a Board of senior directors and industry leaders with extensive experience in local, national and global business.

The Board is Chaired by Andrew Howard.

Celia Crosbie            Vice Chairperson

John Mezger

Claire Dooney

Jo Learmonth

Bronwyn McCarthy

Emma Kenny

Laura Hedley

Calum MacLeod         QLDC Representative (Deputy Mayor)


Bronwyn McCarthy

Bronwyn started Mighty Efficient in 2012, identifying the Wanaka region's need for a quality, reliable, bookkeeping service using new Xero accounting technology.

Mighty Efficient has been the area’s number one booking service for a number of years, just ask a local. This is due to Bronwyn’s work ethic and ability to relate with everyday kiwis involved in business, just like she is.

She is the Otago Regional Director for the Institute of Certified New Zealand Bookkeepers, which brings new and experienced bookkeepers together to socialise and talk all things bookkeeping.

Bronwyn’s background is in event management, she is the current financial controller of the Wanaka A&P show, a huge local event that brings in over 27 million annually to the town. She is also involved in her husband’s hunting and tourism business, Lake Hāwea Hunting Safaris, assists various local non profit organisations free of charge and is Mum to four amazing girls which means being time efficient is a necessity for Bron!

Once the tools are down you will find her out on the lake with her family, a glass of wine in hand, paddle boarding, at the gym, or running kids around.