our team

its all about the team

As it is with all businesses you are only as good as your weakest link. We pride ourselves on having selected some of the best people in all facets of the meat processing industry. Our values are close to our hearts and we promote an open family like environment in which our staff can thrive. If you feel you could add value to our fantastic team don't hesitate to get in touch as we are always excited to talk to good people about a roll here at Smiths Meat Company.

tony smith

Managing Director

Born and bred in Waihi, Tony started his Butchery apprenticeship at the age of 15. Tony understands the importance of an even family work balance and outside of Smith’s Meat Company, enjoys spending time with his young family. With a passion for the outdoors, Tony is an avid fisherman and hunter with no shortage of epic hunting stories.

Tony leads by example with a work ethic second to none. Tony has a clear vision of what direction the company is to travel and with decades of industry experience, knows that his employees play a critical role in that vision. A consistent presence within the business, Tony always makes himself available for both employees and customers.

Tony can be contacted on tony@smithsmeat.nz or 021 443 594


General Manager

On the back of consistent growth experienced over the last few years, a corporate restructure saw the addition of a General Manger, Wayne Kelsall in 2017. With a passion for spreadsheets and procedures, Wayne is armoured with the skillset required to ensure that company systems and procedures are robust and streamlined.

Wayne is focused on ensuring Smith’s Meat company’s culture is centred around continuous improvement and importantly continues to provide an exceptional customer experience.

Wayne can be contacted on wayne@smithsmeat.nz or 027 571 0719

New Appointment pending

Key Account Manager

This position is currently being advertised on Trademe. If you are interested please contact Wayne@smithsmeat.nz if you feel that you have the right attributes for this position.

Sales can be contacted on ​sales@smithsmeat.nz or 027 576 2330

Derek Robertson

Account Manager - Auckland

Derek has extensive experience in the food industry. He is a qualified chef, and as was for a number of years the chef on Gone Fishing. Derek lives locally in Auckland.

Derek can be contacted on aucklandsales@smithsmeat.nz or 027 559 2344

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