Our experienced and diverse senior management team is led by our Managing Director Matt Wilson. Meet the team below.
Matt Wilson joined DB in December 2009 and was originally appointed to the Senior Leadership Team in September 2013. Before joining DB, Matt worked both overseas and in New Zealand at leading law firms and banks. In 2017, Matt moved with HEINEKEN on international assignment as Corporate Affairs Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam, before returning to DB in 2020 as Corporate Affairs Director, then taking on the role of Managing Director in 2022.
Darron joined DB as Supply Chain Director from Walter & Wild in NZ where he was Head of Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, and Procurement. As Supply Chain Director, Darron is 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 has previously held Director and COO roles covering operations, engineering, and supply chain in the FMCG sector.
Karyn O’Loughlin is DB’s General Counsel. Prior to joining DB, she spent four years as Senior Legal Counsel at McDonald’s New Zealand Head Office. Karyn prides herself on providing high quality, pragmatic commercial advice to all areas of the business, and enjoys the fast-paced environment within which DB operates. She has been instrumental in enhancing DB’s commercial interests across numerous projects and initiatives.
Lisa is the Finance Director at DB, bringing with her broad commercial experience from the FMCG industry. Her previous roles have spanned commercial finance, revenue management, category management, and demand planning at senior levels, with her most recent role as Head of Commercial Finance at Woolworths NZ. Lisa is driven to improve the sustainable financial performance of DB, and champion the finance team as key influencers and trusted advisers within the business.
Hajni has been with The HEINEKEN Company for over 30 years in a career spanning IT and Digital & Technology roles across Romania, Nigeria, Head Office in Amsterdam, and New Zealand. Hajni has been with DB for over seven years as D&T Lead most recently, and in her new role will be responsible for elevating the Digital & Technology agenda at DB and embedding it as a cross-functional strategic driver to push HEINEKEN towards being the best-connected global brewer.
Christiaan is the Sales Director, having previously spent four years as the Head of Off Premise Sales at DB. Christiaan has built a reputation for and is passionate about delivering commercial results, inspiring customers and building high performing teams. Christiaan has a strong multi-channel FMCG background, having previously spent time in senior sales roles with many of NZ’s favourite food and beverage brands.
Rebecca Mead is DB’s People Director and leads her team in developing a great organisational culture and initiatives in the people space. Rebecca has held senior HR roles across the banking and logistics sectors. She is passionate about the roles people play in enabling business performance and creating a winning culture.
Lauren is the Corporate Affairs Director at DB and 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 has previously held a number of positions across the media industry, and before joining DB was the Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs ANZ for Lime.
Fraser is the Marketing Director at DB, with a broad range of expertise in the FMCG industry. Fraser joined DB from Nestle NZ where he was Head of Marketing – Brand, Shopper & Digital, and before that held senior marketing roles in FMCG across New Zealand and the UK. As Marketing Director, Fraser is responsible for the leadership, development, communication, and implementation of our strategic marketing plan and the Marketing team.