Meet the Waipuna Team



David Comery

General Manager
David has been in the hotel industry for over 30 years managing hotels around New Zealand and also in Fiji and Africa. Nearly 20 years managing Waipuna means that he has intimate knowledge of the hotel and its' clients. David's active involvement in the Auckland Hoteliers' Association, NZ Convention Association, Mitchell Corp NZ, Auckland University of Technology's Hotel School, and a number of local community associations demonstrating Waipuna's culture of corporate citizenship.

DDI: 09 526 3000
FAX: 09 526 3035
EMAIL:
dcomery@waipunahotel.co.nz






David Forgie

Executive Assistant Manager
Dave started his career in hotels in Vancouver in 1985, where he worked in various positions in Rooms Division. He started with Waipuna in 1991 and has worked his way from Reception to Executive Assistant Manager, via 8 years as the hotel Accountant and 7 years as Rooms Division Manager.

DDI: 09 526 3018
FAX: 09 527 1937
EMAIL:
dforgie@waipunahotel.co.nz







Christian Pulley
Group Food & Beverage Manager

DDI: 09 526 3019
Email:
christianp@waipunahotel.co.nz




 

Daron Gray
Sales & Marketing Manager

DDI: 09 526 3007
FAX: 09 526 3035
EMAIL:
dgray@waipunahotel.co.nz







Rebecca McLeod
 
Convention Sales Manager
Originally from Christchurch Bec has spent most of her working life in the hospitality industry.  Having owned her own conference and event management company for the last 8 years including organising and managing conferences throughout New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Prior to that, Bec was Operations Manager for Minus 5 (Ice Bar) and set up which involved amongst other things setting up and building Ice Bars in Auckland, Queenstown and Sydney.

DDI: 09 526 3046
FAX: 09 526 3025
EMAIL:
keyaccounts@waipunahotel.co.nz







Patricia Haddock
Finance & Administration Manager
Pat has held numerous accounting positions in the hotel & tourism industry both in New Zealand and Overseas. She graduated with an accounting degree from Waikato University and is CA qualified. She has worked for several Hotel chains including Hyatt, SPHC and Rydges. Her most recent Hotel position was as Area Financial Controller for Rydges New Zealand.

DDI: 09 589 3233
FAX: 09 589 3230
EMAIL:
phaddock@waipunahotel.co.nz




 

Andrew Methven
Executive Chef

Andrew Methven is a classically trained chef who finished his apprenticeship at the then Christchurch Parkroyal. After a brief stint overseas cooking in London he returned to the Banks Peninsula region in the South Island to set up a restaurant in the seaside township of Akaroa, after a couple of years he moved to the Marlborough Region to take over the lease of a winery restaurant. But by 2005 he was once again in Canterbury where he set up the critically acclaimed Mulberry.
In most recent times Andrew was the Food and Beverage Manager for Continental (The South Island’s largest catering company) responsible for such large scale event as The New Zealand Golf Open.
 
DDI: 09 526 3127
EMAIL:
andrewm@waipunahotel.co.nz

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