Meet the Waipuna Team



David Comery
Chief Executive

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


 

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
 

Christian Pulley
Group Director of Food & Beverage

Christian joined the Waipuna in 2012 from the Stamford Plaza Auckland, where he had been Director of Food and Beverage for six years. Prior to this he has worked as Food & Beverage Manager for a number of international hotel companies, including Outrigger Resorts and Castle Hotels.
 
DDI: 09 526 3019


Daron Gray
Director of Sales & Marketing

DDI: 09 526 3007
FAX: 09 526 3035
 

Angharad Sturrock
Convention Sales Manager

Angharad studied Hospitality Management at the Manchester Metropolitan University then followed this up by completing the 2 year Inter Continental Hotels Graduate Programme where she worked across various departments before joining the events team at the Holiday Inn London-Kensington and finding her passion. She then moved to Auckland and worked at Heritage Auckland as Events Coordinator and then at Rendezvous Auckland as Conference and Events Manager.
           
DDI: 09 526 3046
FAX: 09 526 3025


 

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


Ash Gera
Executive Chef

An avid chef /coach able to assist and contribute with flair and passion - a culinarian well versed with staging guests experiences.
Ash started his career in 1999 and has worked with internationally renowned brands such as Jumeirah, Hilton, Intercontinental and luxury remote island destinations in the Maldives and Seychelles.
Ash is a great beleiver in fresh, seasonal, sustainable produce and endeavours to bring simplicity in an increasingly ellaborate local gourmet scene.

DDI: 09 526 3026     
 

Wayne Cheung
Maintenance Manager
     
DDI: 09 526 3004
FAX: 09 526 3035
                  
 

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