Leadership

Our expert leadership team is responsible for business success in key areas

Barry Guerin
General Manager, Diplomat New Zealand
+6421 972 166
Barry joined Diplomat in 2018. He is a highly experienced leader with success in strategic business development, mergers and acquisitions, and stakeholder engagement. Barry has had experience with Lion Nathan Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil NZ Limited, and Goodman Fielder, and was awarded the Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship in 2015. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Columbia University in New York City, and holds an MBA from Massey University.
Cristina Tipteriu
Head of Trade Marketing
+6427 569 2985
Cristina joined Diplomat in 2018, with many years of experience in leading Category Management. She worked for P&G for 18 years before working with Mondelez and Kelloggs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bases-Balyar, the leading University in Romania. Cristina is very pleased to reunite with the P&G brands.
Mark Jury
Head of Supply Chain
+6421 251 8664
Mark joined Diplomat in 2017. He started his career in Philips Lighting where he was Supply Chain Team Leader for 8 years. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.
Russell Wright
Head of Finance
+64 21 675 113
Russell joined Diplomat in 2018, with many years of experience as a CFO with companies such as Davis Food Ingredients, Repco and Hansell’s, as well as a senior commercial role at Goodman Fielder. Russell holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, he is an expert in commercial financing.
Fiona Willison
Human Resources Manager
+64-94776401
Joined Diplomat NZ in 2017. HR Leader for Diplomat NZ from May 2017 – June 2020. July 2020 joined the Leadership team as National Human Resources Manager. Prior to Diplomat, worked for a premium airline in various roles including Cabin Crew Talent Acquisition.