Metro Performance Glass - Senior Leadership team
Below are the profiles of our Senior Leadership team
Simon Mander - Chief Executive Officer
He has broad leadership expertise at senior levels across industries ranging from ag‐tech, building products, to flexible and fibre-based packaging. During Simon’s career, he has specialised in performance improvement, as well as in strategy development and execution. He has worked internationally in a number of industries and has recent experience in the New Zealand and Australian building products market.
Simon joined Metroglass from Tru‐Test Corporation Limited, a world-leading New Zealand-based ag‐tech company where he was CEO. Prior roles have been with well‐known companies such as Fletcher Building, DS Smith, Carter Holt Harvey, Partners in Performance, Lion Nathan and McKinsey. He was also a director of NZX-listed Wellington Drive Technologies for nine years.
Simon has a trade background in aircraft engineering and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) degree from the University of Auckland. In addition, he represented New Zealand in yachting on a number of occasions including in the International 470 class at the 1988 Olympic Games.
Robyn Gibbard - General Manager Upper North Island
Robyn leads the Upper North Island region for Metroglass and has worked in the business for more than 20 years. She has previously led Metroglass’ sales force nationally, and held many customer-facing roles across commercial glazing, branch management and sales management.
Andreas Paxie - General Manager Lower North Island
Andreas leads the Lower North Island region for Metro Glass and joined the company in April 2022. Andreas has a background in commercial sales, project management and general management across a wide range of industries and was most recently National Sales Manager for Securely and General Manager for the Lower North Island for Wormald. He has been a senior leader in a diverse range of other companies including IBM, Pacific Wallcoverings and ACCO brands.
Andreas holds a Bachelor of Technology (operations Research) from Massey University and a postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from Henley Management College.
Nick Hardy-Jones - General Manager South Island
Nick leads the South Island region for Metroglass and has been with the company since 2016. He previously spent five years in leadership roles within Metroglass’ South Island commercial and glazing businesses. Prior to working in the glass industry, Nick held category, product and sales management roles within the commercial and residential roofing and cladding industries.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury.
Dayna Roberts - Human Resources Director
Dayna leads Metroglass’ Human Resources team nationally. She has over 10 years’ experience in HR, Talent & Recruitment spending eight years at Fletcher Building before commencing with Metroglass.
Dayna holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing & Management and a NZ Diploma in Business from the Auckland University of Technology.
Amandeep Kaur - Group Health and Safety Manager
Amandeep leads Group Health and Safety across both our New Zealand and Australia businesses, responsible for the development and implementation of health and safety strategy. She brings with her a wealth of experience, with strengths in creating and implementing a high-performing safety culture. Before joining the company, Amandeep held senior health and safety roles at Harrison Grierson, Sinclair Knight Merz, and Compass Group, after starting her career in quality assurance with Nestlé, Frucor, and Real Foods.
Amandeep holds a Master in Food Science Technology degree as well as a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.