DB Breweries appoints star talent to management team

05 Jul 2022
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DB Breweries appoints star talent to management team

DB Breweries boasts some superb new talent this week following several new hires and an internal promotion. Lauren Mentjox has been hired as Corporate Affairs Director, Darron Curphey has been hired as Supply Chain Director, and Hajni Magdo has been promoted to the newly created role of Digital & Technology Director. All three roles sit on the DB management team and report to the Managing Director.

Matt Wilson, Managing Director of DB Breweries, talks about the new hires: “As a management team we have some really exciting goals with our collective focus on creating premium adult beverages, inspiring good times, and continuing on the path to our Net Zero 2030 ambition. I believe an organisation, no matter how well designed, is only as good as its people, so I’m thrilled to have such amazing talent joining the ranks at DB this week. Darron and Lauren are proven experts in their respective fields and we also make the important strategic step to appoint our first Digital and Technology Director / CIO at senior exec level, as we accelerate our Digital transformation.”

Corporate Affairs Director, Lauren Mentjox 

As Corporate Affairs Director Lauren Mentjox is responsible for steering the Corporate Affairs agenda across government relations and communications, as well as driving DB’s ambitious sustainability targets that include being carbon neutral in production by 2030 and net zero across our entire value chain by 2040. Lauren joins DB from Lime, where she was the Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs for NZ & Australia. Before joining Lime, Lauren was the Group Manager External Communications at Frucor Suntory, and she has previously held a number of positions in the media industry.

Supply Chain Director, Darron Curphey  

In the Supply Chain Director role Darron Curphey will be responsible for driving world class manufacturing through production, planning, logistics and customer service across DB’s four production sites, developing and implementing an integrated supply chain plan, and growing a high-performance team. Darron joins DB from Walter & Wild in NZ where he was Head of Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering and Procurement. Previously Darron has held Director and COO roles covering operations, engineering and supply chain in the FMCG sector including Goodman Fielder, Taura Natural Ingredients, Comfort Group (Sleepyhead), Fonterra and Kraft.

Digital & Technology Director, Hajni Magdo 

Also new on the Management Team is Hajni Magdo, who has been promoted from the Digital & Technology Lead at DB to the new position of Digital & Technology Director. In this new role Hajni will continue to elevate the Digital & Technology agenda and embed it as a cross-functional strategic driver. Hajni’s promotion caps a career journey with HEINEKEN which spans more than 30 years including in markets such as Romania, Nigeria and at HEINEKEN head office in Amsterdam.