Career story with Wattie’s 


In 1997 I joined as the National Accounts Manager heading up the Woolworths and Countdown account teams. In 1998 I went on to become Sales Manager, working on the integration of ETA Dressings and Peanut Butter, Bruno Petfoods and the corned beef business. From here I became Channel Marketing Manager and in 2006 when the Category Development team was first established, I was appointed as Category Development Manager. 

What motivated you to join us?

It was and still is regarded as an Iconic Kiwi brand and regarded as ‘Best in class’ in a number of areas, and I wanted to work for the best and be successful.

The things you enjoy most about your role?

Involvement with all areas of the business. Being able to make a difference and have an impact. Working with a great team.

Why you’d recommend us as a great place to work?

A successful company with a strong positive culture. Great opportunities for people who excel.

Career highlight, what you’re most proud of?

Hard to pick out one but the establishment of Category Development team and seeing off a number of competitive threats over the years across our categories.

What motivates you outside of work? Who inspires you?

My family.

What do you like to do most in your spare time?

I enjoy good food and wine with friends and family, and spending time with my wife and two daughters. And if there’s any spare time after looking after our lifestyle block, I like to go out trout fishing. 

What’s your favourite product and why?

Wattie’s cannellini beans - so versatile and great texture and taste.