Solutions for bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing and central heating

Our Team

The Waterware team work to live, not the other way around but we work hard when it counts and remain conscious of the families whom are reliant on our company remaining prosperous and healthy.

Adam Yearsley - Director

Adam Yearsley
The middle child in the Yearsley clan, Adam has been with the company since it began in 1989. A jack of all trades, Adam steers the marketing effort and gets involved in virtually every other aspect of the business but secretly would rather be hanging out in the Coromandel bush.

Darren Yearsley - Director

Darren Yearsley
Darren is the technical genius behind many of our specialist products with a special focus on central heating and the weekend. Darren’s analytical brain and practical ability has been instrumental in the development of just about every technical product we sell.

Lisa Scholtens - Director

Lisa Scholtens

Now a Scholtens but still a Yearsley, Lisa brings balance and the missing 3rd dimension to the board room table along with spectacular chocolate afghans. Lisa is multi-talented and capable of just about anything from sales support to product development.

Jerry Croxford - General Manager

Jerry Croxford
What Jerry doesn’t know about the company’s inner workings isn’t worth knowing - he is the biggest cog in Waterware's engine. Jerry reports directly to the board of directors and is our most senior and trusted manager.

David Ronayne - Sth.Is Technical Sales Territory Manager

David Ronayne

David is our number 1 'South Island Intelligence Agent'. Years of working in the shady world of the plumbing industry means David is well connected and well respected by us and his peers. Although David's primary missions involve trade related plumbing and heating products, he is equally knowledgeable when it comes to front of wall if you need any intel.


Joff Croxford - Inventory Manager

Joff Croxford
Joff should have been an artist but luckily he works for us. Joff knows where it comes from, when it’s coming, where it’s going and what’s for lunch. Joff communicates with numerous international suppliers and oversees the management of our warehouse and the thousands of part numbers we stack in it.

Sau Nua - Warehouse Manager

Sau Nua
Sau had considered a career change once but we weren’t having a bar of it. He looks pretty scary but then he smiles. Sau runs our warehouse like a well-oiled machine which never falters. Sau and his team guarantee every order received by 3pm gets despatched the same day, and in fact most days all orders leave the day they are received.

Kevin Palmer - Upper Nth.Is Technical Sales Manager

Kevin Palmer
Nobody tells a better story than KP and he has plenty to tell. Possesses a unique gene that prevents his body from aging so wouldn’t recommend any kind of physical contest with him. Having trade experience himself, he knows what it’s like working on a building site and what makes our trade customers tick.

Shane Ebrey - Technical Product Specialist

Shane Ebrey
The only actual 'Iron Man' on our team, Shane does a power of work and is often the last to leave. A wealth of knowledge, he is a walking part number catalogue and a phenomenal copywriter. Shane has an unfortunate knack for receiving annoying calls at lunchtime but luckily he is also extremely patient.

Ross Colebourne - Tech Team Support

Ross Colebourne

Ross joined us mid 2017, seamlessly settling in and proving himself to be an invaluable member of the technical team. Always one to work hard and often doesn't havelunch 'til 3pm, his laid back and relaxed nature helps to balance out the office personalities.

Ben Croxford - Art Director

Ben Croxford

Multi-talented in the arts and the go-to guy for new movie and TV show reviews, we figured he deserved nothing less than 'Director' in his title. Forever impressing the team with his creative skills, Ben will keep the Waterware brand fresh and innovative. He's one of three Croxford siblings at Waterware, and often gets confused with his twin brother, Jerry...

Betty Taituave - Accounting Technician

Betty Taituave

Our office angel, we sometimes wonder if Betty has wings and a halo. Always pleasant, always helpful – we all want to be more like Betty. Impossible to unsettle so don’t even try. 

Danielle Ware - Marketing and Operations Assistant Manager

Danielle Ware
Danielle is a fast learner and has quickly established herself as an indispensable asset within our team. With a penchant for creating useful processes and systems, she will help ensure the business is running along smoothly and efficiently. And the surname fits...

Dianne Jonsson - Office Support

Dianne Jonsson

Dianne started with us in 2017 to help out while Betty was on maternity leave, but now Betty's back onboard we just can't seem to let Dianne go! Massively helpful with all the day-to-day running's, right from customer service to accounts to clearing out the crowded storage room, we can't imagine life without her now. 

Dot Street - Sth.Is FOW Territory Manager

Dot Street

We have learned that getting the front of wall category sun to shine in the South Island will take time and talent. Dot arrived in our office like a colourful ray of southern sunshine - just in time and shimmering with talent. Perfect.

James Cuddihy - Lower Nth.Is Technical Sales Territory Manager

James Cuddihy

There was one very strong argument for not hiring James – he was one of our best customers in Wellington. Fortunately for us both, James is so well connected within the capital city’s plumbing and heating market he has made us too busy to look back.

Janelle Matthews - Office Support and Administration

Janelle Matthews

With Betty on maternity leave, we needed someone awesome to jump in and keep the admin and accounts side of the business running like clockwork. Janelle is sweet-natured and always happy to lend a helping hand. 

Lewis Hughes - Tech Team Support

Lewis Hughes

We think it’s a good strategy to employ the millennial generation because their mortgages will be so huge they will be encouraged to work long and hard. Lewis is living up to this expectation and packs a physics and chemistry degree which has lifted the average intelligence of our tech team while baffling us daily with completely useless facts and figures.

Meagan Sevenster - Customer Service & Sales Support

Meagan Sevenster

If you've called our office lately and had a welcoming voice on the phone (and perhaps even heard her infamous giggle) then no doubt you've spoken to our newbie, Meagan. Always happy and cheerful, she is the definition of customer service with a smile. 

Mel Langley - Inventory Support & Health and Safety Officer

Mel Langley

With our growing inventory database, we needed a second superstar to work alongside Joff to ensure our inventory systems and warehouse operate smoothly. Mel came from the right background, and we've hit the jackpot with her being trained in H&S as well. Fun note: If you're an East Tamaki local, you might see Mel zipping to work on her new blue electric scooter! 

Rachael Evans - Lower Nth.Is FOW Territory Manger

Rachael Evans

After running into ethical problems cloning Rochelle it was inevitable we would need to draw from local talent to find someone tough enough for the lower north island front of wall sales territory. We know from Rachael's previous experience rejuvenating the Home Ideas Center that toughness wasn't a problem and her desire to succeed would be more than a match for the challenges ahead.

Tony Burton - Mid Nth.Is Technical Sales Manager

Tony Burton
Completely sucked us in on the first interview with that smile, but not realising he has a passion for small firearms.  Tony comes packing some serious industry experience so we feel lucky to have him cruising the super competitive upper North Island region in Waterware colours.