Queenstown Young Professionals


Our committee is a small, but experienced team that is passionate about building a strong community of local professionals. Get to know more about us below, we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Richard Kemp


Rick, as he’s known in town, is a dedicated Town Planning Consultant and the President of Queenstown Young Professionals (QYP). Since joining QYP in 2014, he has been dedicated to connecting local young professionals.

Omea Geary


Omea, a talented Harcourts real estate agent, settled in Queenstown in 2021. Since then, she has been actively involved in the local community.

Matt Squire


Matt is a seasoned media and communications director who relocated to Queenstown in 2021. Since then, he has been actively involved in promoting and supporting the growth and success of young professionals in the region. 

Emily Rutherford

Events and Marketing Manager

Emily, a Queenstown native, is the owner of Kiwi Water Park and Kiwi Slip N Slide. She was a finalist for the 2023 EY NZ Entrepreneur of the Year award and holds a master’s degree in business and entrepreneurship.

Meg Wallace

General Committee Member

Meg, a dedicated QYP member and former president, is known for her love of dogs and commitment to connecting young professionals in Queenstown.