Our Team

Our Team - Lead Team

Stuart Nattrass

Stuart Nattrass
Chief Executive Officer

Stuart was initially employed by Southpac Corporation/National Bank of NZ in Wellington then subsequently served as Global Head of Foreign Exchange Risk for Westpac, based in Sydney. He has over 16 years' experience in international financial markets, principally foreign exchange risk management. He has held directorship positions in a number of companies including: Director of Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd from 2003 to 2009, Director of New Zealand Wool Services International from 2002 to 2010 and SC Finance 2002 to 2009. Stuart has investments in a number of SMEs and takes a governance role in all of them. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with honours from Lincoln University.

Richard Berridge

Richard Berridge
Chief Client Officer

Richard joined the eStar team in May 2014. As Chief Client Officer, Richard works closely with David Jones, Country Road Group, and Briscoe Group to ensure that the eStar Solution continues to enable their Digital Strategy. Richard comes from 13 years of software experience, with a focus on eCommerce and SaaS. He has founded businesses across software services, SaaS, and eCommerce, with several trade sale exits. Richard holds a University of Canterbury B.Com Honours degree in Management Science / Operations Management.

Matt Neale

Matt Neale
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Matt is responsible for the technical oversight, architecture and strategic direction of the products and solutions developed by eStar.  Matt has been the architect for much of the eStar platform since its inception, and has been responsible for some of the largest eCommerce deployments in Australasia.  Matt is passionate about eCommerce and enabling retailers to use technology in ways that positively impact customers and by extension improve retailers success.  He has a strong interest in how the retail market continues to be influenced by technology advancements, and how this will improve the overall customer experience both online and in store.  Matt joined eStar in 2000 as a Software Developer after graduating from the University of Canterbury with a B.Sc. in Computer Science.

Alison Crosbie

Alison Crosbie
Chief Growth Officer

Alison is based in Auckland and Melbourne and joined eStar in June 2015 as Chief Marketing Officer. In 2019, Alison was appointed as Chief Growth Officer where she is responsible for sales & marketing, solution consulting, client support, client delivery and account management. As part of the leadership team she plays a direct role in driving the growth of eStar. Alison has an extensive background in sales & marketing, account management, client success, communication and change management, gained from large corporates to early stage technology companies in New Zealand and Australia. Alison has held senior roles with technology brands Spark Ericsson, Philips and worked in fast moving start-up environments in Australasia.