Our Executive Leadership Team come from diverse backgrounds as are many of our Managers and Employees. This diversity creates great value for the company and enables us as an organization to be innovative, responsive to opportunity, embracing of change and dynamic.

Management

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Paul Gardiner

Managing Director

Paul is fully responsible for the management and performance of Ovato New Zealand.. With over 25 years’ experience in the publishing and media industry, Paul was most recently Commercial Director of Bauer Media Australia. He led the company’s commercial  strategy, playing an instrumental role in transitioning Bauer Media Australia  into the dynamic audience-led, multi-channel marketing solutions provider that it is today.

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Kaylene Hurley

At Ovato New Zealand Kaylene is responsible for leading the national sales team consisting of Media Supplier, Agency, Broker and Direct sales, account managers, Research & Insights, Digital and Content Creation divisions.

An experienced operator, having worked in a variety of senior roles in key media companies including TVNZ, NZME and Singleton Ogilvy & Mather over the past 25 years.

Kaylene has a proven track record of leading, building, transforming and growing high-performance sales teams alongwith establishing successful, trusted and long-term relationships within the industry.

Kaylene has a real focus on, and success rate with, new business development and product launches to furthering growth of established products and brands. She believes in a culture of collective responsibility with individual accountability and a pragmatic “do what you say you’re going to do” attitude to delivering exceptional outcomes.

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Craig Harrison

NZ Operations Manager

At Ovato New Zealand Craig is responsible for all facets of the company’s sheetfed and web printing operations. Craig has amassed 26 years within the print industry much of which printing the New Zealand Herald at APN Print (Penrose). He has also held senior roles in procurement of paper, sales support and sheet-fed and web operations management. Away from the presses and flouro safety shirts, Craig will be found fishing on the Hauraki Gulf.

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Blair Matthews

Residential Distribution Manager

Blair is tasked with ensuring the smooth running of Ovato Residential Distribution including warehousing, letterbox delivery and client services. Prior to joining Ovato, Blair spent 17 years within the Freight Forwarding Industry in various management positions specialising in Operations, Supply Chain and Business Development. Blair is committed to providing a customer experience that meets expectations and adds value to your business.

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