Meet the team

Meet The Team

Diana McIlwrick

The Logistics Queen

Diana’s list of favourite to dos: time with the family and friends, a glass of wine with a good book, her weekly mahjong night, a fun movie, walking Rex, skiing, tramping and biking.

Diana has specialised within the Events Industry for over 25 years. She started her events career working within the corporate sector taking groups off-shore to numerous destinations including the States, Tahiti, Egypt, throughout Europe and beyond. Diana started Dinamics with Alastair in 1994 and in 2003 they moved the business to Queenstown from where she has concentrated on delivering exceptional programmes both locally and internationally.

Alastair McIlwrick

The Maths King

Alastair’s list of favourite to-dos: supporting Southland, the Hurricanes and the All Blacks, skiing and biking, discussing the state of the world with Rex, playing bridge.

Alastair keeps his eyes on the numbers. He has a financial background previously working at senior management level both in Wellington and offshore. This experience is invaluable to Dinamics as he maintains financial control over every project. Alastair has worked in the industry since the 1970s initially as part of the development and management team at Turoa Ski Fields.

Jade Taylor

The Fixer

Jade’s list of favourite to-dos: yoga, running, discovering the world with her hubby and two daughters, Eva & Lola, talking to her cat, making lists, watching films and drinking cold beer in the sun.

Jade began her events career back in 2004 at the Manchester Tourist Board (UK) organising business events both in Manchester and Internationally. An urge to travel brought her to this part of the world where she has been working for Dinamics since 2011.

Katie Bowden-Tregoat

The Creative Thinker

Katie’s list of favourite to-dos: Pilates, camping, drinking chardonnay, painting, having adventures, learning French and contemplating going for a run.

After 5 years of hospitality management in Queenstown, Katie joined the Dinamics team in 2013 to pursue her career within the events industry. Originally from the UK, Katie spent a number of years in Public Relations before moving to New Zealand.

Elizabeth Lynton

The Service Superstar

Elizabeth’s list of favourite to dos: Anything involving the great outdoors, tramping, skiing, cycling, yoga. Also loves baking and Japan – both the food and the language.

Elizabeth is originally from Dunedin and after some years spent in Japan she has happily returned to make her home in Queenstown. Before moving to Dinamics in 2013 Elizabeth worked at a local 5* hotel

Katelyn Harrison

The Marketing Guru

Katelyn’s list of favourite to-dos: yoga, hiking, travelling to new places with her hubby, sipping wine and reading in the sun.

Katelyn has worked in hospitality management for 5 star resort hotels for 7 years, followed by managing a winery and catering company before joining the team at Dinamics in 2015. Originally from Auckland, Katelyn has been a Queenstown local for 6 years.

Tom Helliwell

The Support Ninja

Tom’s list of favourite to dos: travelling, exploring new places, road trips, watching football (big Newcastle United fan), skiing, listening to music (especially disco and funk), hiking and rock climbing.

Tom began his events experience working for a large Pharmaceutical group based in the north east of England - managing events, conferences and trade shows up and down the UK. Whilst travelling in Australia he had stints in event management in both Melbourne and Sydney organising sports tournaments with AFL teams (GWS Giants and Western Bulldogs).


The Office Concierge

Rex’s list of favourite to-dos: eating weetbix with full cream milk for breakfast, walking in the park, getting lots of attention, barking at visitors to the office, chasing balls, entertaining the team.