The Team

Dieter Adam

Chief Executive



Dieter has worked with a large number of New Zealand’s leading food and beverage exporters, as well as manufacturers in the agritech sector, helping them grow their export businesses.

Anthea Hunt

Operations Manager



Anthea holds a BA in Sociology & Post Graduate diplomas in Management. Her role covers the operations and running of all areas of the Association.

David Hawes

Member Services Manager (South Island)



David’s role covers the servicing the membership base to ensure we are providing our members with value, while growing our representation of the manufacturing community. He has an in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing sector having held senior roles in a number of Christchurch manufacturing firms over the last 18 years.

Kieran Ormandy

PR and Policy Advisor



Kieran’s role covers internal and external communication at The Manufacturers' Network, and is the point of contact for any members looking for publicity. Kieran also provides advice and analysis on policy, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Canterbury.

Isaac Prebble

Commercial Services Manager



Isaac’s Commercial Services Manager role covers developing new and existing services to continually improve the value of services offered to members. Isaac is a recent graduate of Otago University and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics