About Us

Brandex is one of the most respected sports Wholesalers in New Zealand with over 30 years of importing and distribution experience.  Through strong management, long term relationships with world class brands have been maintained and strengthened.  With one of the leading outdoor sales teams in New Zealand backed up by a first class customer services team, Brandex is full of staff who are dedicated and passionate about the outdoors and the products we represent.

Meet The Brandex Team


Leanne Hobbs  
Finance & Adminstration Director

Leanne joined Brandex in 1997.  As a keen sports woman involved in a number of different sports, it was a fantastic opportunity to work in an industry she was extremely passionate about. Leanne knows every aspect of the business inside out and finds the variety and great team to be extremely rewarding.  In her spare time she follows a rigorous fitness regime.


David Watt
Outdoor Director

David has an extensive background in Marketing & Management. Outdoor Sports are David's passion and he has participated in Multisport & Adventure Racing for years. He is also a very keen golfer. David joined the Brandex management team in 2006 and oversees all aspects of the business related to the outdoor brands.



Ian Bright
Snowsports Director

Ian has been involved in the ski industry since 1994. Raised in Austria, snow has been in Ian's blood all his life. In 1998 Ian joined the Brandex team spending 8 years as a ski sales rep before joining the Management Team in 2006. Ian oversees all aspects of the business pertinent to winter sports brands.


Doug Stoddart
Winter Product Account Manager

Doug 'the giant Scotsman' started with Brandex in 2015, after doing years of back to back winters between France and Wanaka. He's a boot fitting guru and a passionate skier who also loves mountain biking and doing adventures. He takes care of all our winter brands across NZ. 




Dan Crook
Northern Territory Outdoor Account Manager

Dan has joined our team returning to NZ from a few years cutting his teeth in Australia. He has a background in sport, especially golf! He is currently the Captain of the NZ Long Blacks and is a qualified personal trainer. Dan joined the Brandex team in March 2018 and is excited about growing the brands exposure to new sports for Brandex.   


Gunthar Rowe
Southern Territory Outdoor Account Manager

Gunthar joined Brandex in August 2017 with an extensive background in sales in the outdoor industry. His love for mountain bike riding and racing just eclipses his fashion style. In the winter you'll find him up the mountain with his snowboard chasing some epic views and serious speed.



Anna Bright
Operations Manager

Anna is  Ian's other half who came to help Brandex out in 2008 and is still here. Anna loves the industry – it's filled with good people, all doing what they love, and she now can't imagine working anywhere else.


Prue Griffiths
Customer Services/Marketing

Prue came on board in June 2012 - bang in the middle of winter craziness. Prue's hobbies include mountain biking and snowboarding (much to Ian's disgust!).



Kieran McGuigan
Warehouse Manager

Kieran joined Brandex in April 2013. Kieran has a penchant for cycling adventures, and in 2013 completed the 4418km Great Divide mountain bike route. Kieran's weekends often entail cycling or tramping - although he can usually be heard on a Monday morning complaining that "his partner made him do it!"

Marketing Co-ordinator

    Lindsay McKillop
Customer Services
Lindsay joined us in January 2017 - after working in the Ski and Bike industry for a few years, this Canadian now calls NZ home. She likes to spend her time swimming - making the most of TYR's gear, yoga and cycling.


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