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Jeremy O'Rourke


After completing a Bachelor of Management Studies Jeremy began his career with Reebok as a Marketing Manager. Looking for a new challenge, in 1997 he channelled his natural ability for sales into the real estate industry.

Jeremy’s aptitude for the business soon stacked up successes, beginning with his recognition as 1998/1999 REINZ Most Promising Salesperson for Waikato, BOP and Gisborne regions. In 2000 he was made Branch Manager of the Dinsdale office, lifting sales an impressive 300% over 18 months.

In 2005 Jeremy became a Director of the Lodge group, and by 2008 he was in the Managing Director. In this role, Jeremy dedicates both his marketing and sales expertise to the business. His current leadership role sees him researching and developing growth opportunities, analysing trends, strategic planning for the group and individual business units, and delivering company decisions and initiatives across the board.

Born and bred in the Waikato, Jeremy is a University of Waikato graduate.  He gives back to his local community in many ways, including through his local governance work.

Heather Claycomb


Heather Claycomb founded HMC  in May 2004 driven by her passion to tell a great story and support Waikato businesses in making a difference.  In 2019, her business evolved into a social enterprise which now donates its profits to her family charity, All Good Ventures.

Passionate about the PR industry, Heather has been involved in the PR Institute of NZ (PRINZ) in a regional leadership and governance capacity since 2013.  She was elected to the position of Board Chair in May 2022.

Heather leads the team to help clients with crisis and issues management and has developed PR strategies and crisis response related to a wide range of subjects.

Born and educated in the United States, Heather earned her MBA from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) in 1992 after receiving a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA) in 1990. After several years working in sales and marketing with a division of Management Recruiters International, Heather established a marketing communications consultancy in Denver, Colorado before immigrating with her husband to New Zealand in 1999.

When she's not at work or volunteering, she's at her bach in the Coromandel, on the tennis court or golf course.