Intrepid Leader

Wayne Leadbetter

Wayne has been appointed CEO of Ka Tahi because Danny and Amal think he consumes more than his fair share of the wine.  Wayne has enjoyed working in banking and investment, farming, packaged food, and fast food, but says his career is now terminal at wine.
He believes that Hawke’s Bay has everything to offer wine drinkers thanks to great resources and a wealth of varied and outstanding terroir. He wants Ka Tahi to be a reflection of the potential that Hawke’s Bay presents to the world as a fountain of great wines.

Winemaking Yoda

Rod McDonald

Rod is the CEO of Hawke’s Bay Wine Investments.
As a high achieving winemaker and passionate believer in the greatness of Hawke’s Bay wine, Rod has a special place in his heart for Ka Tahi.
He oversees the winemaking and ensures that the considerable skills of the HBWC team are applied liberally to its creations.


Kathy Compton-Beyer

Kathy is the founding salesperson at Ka Tahi and looks after Hawke’s Bay business.
She moves at great speed and is a force of nature when it comes to getting in front of customers. Kathy will stand in for Wayne when he’s not around. If you can’t find Wayne – just ask Kathy.

Auckland Stirrer

Debs Campbell

Debs is a trailblazer in the Ka Tahi sales team, and has set alight the businesses profile in Auckland. She is passionate, motivated, and a highly valued member of the Ka Tahi team.
Debs is not one to settle for the status quo – she really loves to mix it up.

Online Operator

Sarah Jarvis

Sarah has been with us since 2016, starting out as Supermarket Demonstrator, before moving onto Sales Rep, then Online Marketing, as she juggled her four growing boys at home.
Now back in her home town of Napier, she has taken up office at the winery in the role of Sales and Marketing Manager. Sarah is excited to get to work expanding the Ka Tahi fan base in New Zealand.

Manawatu Sensation

Laura Capper

Laura is the ‘new kid on the block’, but isn’t letting that slow her down. She has hit the ground running and is excited to grow Ka Tahi Wines in the Manawatu-Whanganui region.
Based in Taihape, Laura is perfectly placed, with an innovative attitude and a smile. As a fan of Ka Tahi Wine before she started with us, she has had no trouble slotting into the team. Welcome Laura!

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