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The people

with an eye

on tomorrow


Our team has deep experience and specialist skills across the entire business spectrum in strategy, sales, marketing, supply chain, technology and finance.

With a team larger than most local multi-nationals and a relentless drive to learn, develop and grow the best talent, our clients are confident that they have the best people working for their business.

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Christopher Wong

CEO / Managing Director

Chris is the driving force behind PAVÉ. He started his professional career in 1994 and today brings his deep understanding FMCG along with strong business disciplines in strategy, process and technology.

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As a management consultant for global consulting services firm Accenture, he worked on business transformation projects for clients in the financial services and telecommunications sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the US. Upon his return to New Zealand he worked for a private equity group where he developed an interest in the rapidly evolving FMCG sector. After concluding several acquisitions in grocery and hardware which he later sold, he turned his focus and expertise on building an advanced sales and distribution service tailored to the unique requirements of multinational FMCG companies. He called this business PAVÉ.

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Nigel Uden

General Manager - Sales

Nigel is a highly experienced FMCG professional, having worked in both Australia and New Zealand for large and small multi-nationals, as well as high-growth companies.

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He has held senior executive roles for respected blue-chip companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Bluebird Foods (Pepsico), Charlies Trading Company (Asahi), SC Johnson, Goodman Fielder and Nestle.

Nigel has an impressive track record across a wide range of categories and enjoys strong relationships at all levels in the trade.

Nigel passionately believes that superior outcomes can be delivered through the combination of a strong corporate operating discipline with the agility of a local and specialised partner.

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Gerald Clarke

Chief Financial Officer & Board Memeber

Gerald bring 30 years financial management experience in FMCG having worked in senior finance roles for Griffins, Danone and Villa Maria.

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At PAVÉ, he oversees the vital finance functions ensuring compliance with internal controls, delivery of board and internal management reporting and good corporate governance.

Gerald brings strong financial discipline and expertise to PAVÉ ensuring our clients’ businesses are managed prudently and that we adhere to the highest standards expected in a multi-national environment.

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Richard Witton

Sales Director - Australia

Richard is one of the most well recognised professionals in the Australian grocery industry having spent his entire career working in FMCG sales roles.

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He has worked in senior sales roles for major multi-nationals including Arnotts (Campbell’s Soup Company), Berri, H.J. Heinz as well as a high growth beverage company - Charlie’s Trading Company where he built the Australian business before it was eventually sold to the Asahi Group.

Richard has been instrumental in managing PAVÉ’s business in Australia for 5 years bringing exceptional retailer relationships and established a rock-solid platform for future expansion.

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Andrew Burge

Director - Supply Chain & Risk Management

Andrew brings 22 years of deep end-to-end supply chain expertise to PAVÉ – something many of our clients have benefited from..

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Companies he has worked for include NZ Customs, Tegel Foods, Van der Brink Poultry, Ballande Group (beef, lamb and seafood exporter), GS Hall (food ingredients importer) and Thermo Fisher (medical and scientific supplies manufacturer).

Andrew is responsible for working with his client counterparts and managing our forecasting, procurement, international freight, warehousing and distribution functions within New Zealand and Australia.

He also oversees our internal product safety, risk management and compliance program to ensure we adher to our ISO22000 food safety certification.

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Mat Hamlin

Director - Marketing & Innovation

Mat has 15 years’ experience in FMCG. He has a successful background in senior marketing and sales roles, across a variety of food, beverage and non-food categories..

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Prior to joining PAVÉ he worked on brands such as Gillette, Oral-B, Duracell, Ferrero, Kinder and Tic Tac. He also gained retailer experience working at Safeway Stores in the U.K.

Since joining PAVÉ, Mat has been instrumental in formulating the successful brand and product strategies for many of our clients. He leads marketing, category analysis and new product development across New Zealand and Australia.

Mat works closely with our clients to bring new products to market, assisting with product strategy, packaging development, marketing plans and execution.

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Murray Johnston

Board Member

Murray has spent 40 years of his career as a retailer having worked in Australia and New Zealand in senior executive roles for Woolworths (Australia) and Progressive (New Zealand).

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Murray has been involved with PAVÉ for 9 years, initially as a retail partner and upon his departure from Woolworths, as a board member.

Murray provides a valuable governance function in advising PAVÉ and its clients on category trends and competitor and retailer strategy.



It's their drive, innovation and transparency that set them apart. They are striving to be the partner of the future, not of the past. In my case that is true.

Terry Johnston
Country Manager NZ
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Make the step into tomorrow

New Client Enquiries
Chris Wong
DDI: +64 9 302 1192
Mob: 021 539 004
Email: chris.wong@pave.co.nz

Head office
1.7 Axis Building,
1 Cleveland Rd, Parnell,
Auckland 1052, New Zealand
P: +64 9 302 1190
F: +64 9 302 1195

Australia office
Australia Office
11 Montelimar Place,
Wallacia, NSW 2745,
Australia
Call FREE: 1-800 057 201