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Chief Executive Officer

Greg Smith

Greg joined Bremworth as the new Chief Executive Officer in 2021. Greg has extensive international business experience, running iconic New Zealand companies and helping them to scale on the world stage. He was with Icebreaker for 8 years, holding position of CEO and Brand President for almost 4 years. Prior to that, Greg held senior executive roles at Michael Hill Jeweller for over 21 years.

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Victor Tan

Victor is a long standing member of the Bremworth team, having joined in 1984 just after the Company listed on the NZSE. He worked in various finance roles within the Group before being appointed CFO and Company Secretary in 2004. Following a three year hiatus from the CFO role, he was reappointed in December 2017. Victor is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS).

GM Marketing and International Operations

Rochelle Flint

Rochelle joined Bremworth in 2013 and has over 19 years’ experience in the flooring industry in a diverse range of roles from sales, key account management and marketing through to product development. She has also spent considerable time in the Australian market. She was appointed to her current role in April 2019 and has responsibility for Group product development and marketing as well as overseeing all of Bremworth’s international markets, including Australia. Rochelle holds a Bachelor of Business Marketing & Management.

Group Financial Controller

Linda Arbuckle

Linda joined the Bremworth family in 2004, as an accountant with Norman Ellison Carpets. In 2012, she moved to her current role as Group Financial Controller and is now responsible for Bremworth’s New Zealand and Australian finance divisions. Linda is a Chartered Accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting for manufacturing companies.

GM Sales New Zealand

Dean Chandler

Dean joined Bremworth in 2004, working for the Norman Ellison Carpets business for nine years before moving to a role with Bremworth. As GM Sales New Zealand, Dean is responsible for leading the strategic direction with major channel partners, managing the development of a high performing sales team and training. He has over 20 years’ experience in the flooring market, across residential and commercial segments as well as retail, and has built strong relationships with our key channels. Dean holds a BCA in Commercial Law and Management.

GM Health and Safety

Dr Kirstine Hulse

Kirstine joined Bremworth in July 2019 and has over 17 years’ experience in a diverse range of roles in high risk industries. She has particular expertise in process optimisation and integration of health & safety, environmental and product quality into everyday operations, as well as adopting digital innovation into health and safety. Kirstine is responsible for the strategic direction of health, safety and sustainability for Bremworth. She holds a Bachelor of Chemical & Materials Engineering (Hons) and a Doctor of Philosophy in process engineering from the University of Auckland.

Information Technology Manager

Trevor Jones

Trevor joined Bremworth in 2013, bringing with him extensive experience in developing and implementing manufacturing companies’ digital strategies. He previously held similar roles with other iconic New Zealand and international companies and specialises in Enterprise Systems, project management and industry 4.0. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Commerce IT Hons and has undertaken other postgraduate qualifications.

General Manager

Shane Eades

Shane started his career in the wool industry, before joining the business which became Elco Direct, in 1994. He has worked across the industry as a branch manager, wool buyer and within a wool scouring business. He moved to his current position with Elco Direct in 2017 and has responsibility for negotiating the sale of wool lots to customers both in New Zealand and across the globe. Shane has strong, long standing relationships with wool growers and remains involved in all aspects of the business. He holds qualifications in Wool and Wool Technology.

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