Chief Operating Officer

Malcolm joined the team in April 2017 and has overall responsibility for the day to day management of the business.

Malcolm has worked in senior roles with mainly Ag/Hort and FMCG businesses across NZ, Australia and Asia working with many well known brands across the region. He has also provided advice to large multinational and SME businesses on strategy, governance, capability, reorganisation, market and brand development and operational insights.

Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and post graduate Diploma in Management from Massey University as well as being a member of the Chartered Accountants Association of Australia and New Zealand.


Head Brewer

David has [over] 27 years commercial brewing experience and began home-brewing prior to this in 1977. David trained in London (Institute of Brewing and Distilling), Berlin (VLB) and Amsterdam (Heineken Technical Services).

Prior to joining Moa in February 2007 as Head Brewer, David was Technical Manager with Heineken in its St Lucia brewing facility, Brewery Manager at Heineken’s Papua New Guinea brewing facility, and Brewery Manager at Tui’s Mangatainoka facility.

David has extensive experience in implementing capital projects both in New Zealand and internationally, including: over US$8 million in projects to implement a staged bottling line upgrade and services replacement at the Windward and Leeward Brewery in St Lucia between 2001 and 2005; and over $2 million to upgrade water treatment and build a new keg line at the Tui Mangatainoka brewery between 1990 and 1992. In addition, David managed annual capital expenditure budgets of US$2–9 million between 1992 and 2005.

David holds a Bachelor of Technology with honours in Biotechnology and has a Diploma in Brewing from [London]. David is also a member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (past President, Caribbean section).


Global Sales Director

Gareth joined Moa as New Zealand Sales Manager in September 2010 and was subsequently promoted to General Manager in September 2011, due to his proven ability to lead successful teams and the growth the business had realised in the prior 12 months. As a result of Gareth’s experience in the liquor industry and knowledge of beer, he was invited to judge at the 2012 Asian Beer Awards.

Having started as a sales professional at 16 years old, selling telecommunications products and services, Gareth worked his way into sales management roles in a number of different industries including telecommunications, print & digital media, liquor and direct marketing. Gareth has consistently been a top performer in all of these roles.

Gareth is vastly experienced in rapid growth businesses, having been involved with them throughout his career. Gareth was previously Sales Manager for 42 Below, responsible for sales of Stil Vodka and was the top salesperson at Empower for a number of years, contributing towards its strong growth in the period of 2000 to 2003.


Strategy & Marketing Director

Stephen Smith has been in FMCG marketing and sales for over 20 years. Building up extensive experience through over 15 years with Lion as both Marketing and Sales Director. Stephen also built up knowledge on the alcohol industry across multiple markets of the UK, Australia and New Zealand. His significant contributions has been the launch of Steinlager Pure, NZ's most successful beer innovation launch, restaging of Mac's, and launching Lion's Non alcoholic strategy. During his time as Marketing Director he won NZ's Best Brand Communicator. Stephen also owns one of Wellington's largest hospitality venues - Fox Glove. Also is a Board member of 1Above and Three Peaks Manuka Honey.