Meet the team

Sam Wright

Sam Wright

General Manager

Sam first started with DGM in March, 1998 and after a stint overseas came back to DGM as the General Manager in 2011. Sam brings a wealth of knowledge to the DGM team.

Paislee Adams

Paislee Adams

Business Manager - Training and bio-bottle

Paislee joined the team in 2011 after completing a BBS and BRS in Hawkes Bay. She’s responsible for the DGM Training Business Unit and Bio-bottle Business Unit.

Ethan Stewart

Ethan Stewart

Business Manager - Operations

Ethan has been with the company since 2008 – his wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry provides the key skills required to manage the Operations Business Unit.

Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

Operations Supervisor

Having gained significant knowledge and experience since joining the team in 2014, Ryan has recently been promoed to Operations Supervisor. 

Russell Hay

Russell Hay

Trainer

You’ll see Russell in the classroom more than in the office, but he knows the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations like the back of his hand. Read more about Russell here.

Touzelle Batkin

Touzelle Batkin

Trainer

Touzelle facilitates a variety of courses including the DGH course, IMDG course, IATA Dangerous Goods course, Infectious Substances course and RACA course. 

Shelly Giesen

Shelly Giesen

Dangerous Goods Specialist and Trainer

Shelly’s interest with dangerous goods started back at the New Zealand Defence Force. She’s currently in transition to becoming a full time trainer. 

Barbara Howarth

Barbara Howarth

Training Administrator

Barbara joined DGM mid-2017 and quickly became an invaluable part of the Training department. If you’re interested in booking an onsite course she’s the one you want to call.

Thomas Richards

Thomas Richards

Dangerous Goods Specialist

Thomas may be the newest member of the DGM team but he’s quickly getting up to speed with the help of Ryan and Shelly. You’ll see him out on the road daily.

John Bambrough

John Bambrough

Warehouse Operator

John’s quickly become a key part of the inventory team and keeps us all in line with stock usage. With a background in the army he has a key eye for detail.

Alina George

Alina George

Sales and Logistics Specialist

Alina has previous experience in administration and the biotechnolgy field through her studies and work experience. Call Alina for placing product orders.