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Maggie Weatherhead
Maggie Weatherhead
Managing Director
Immigrating to New Zealand from the UK in 1982, Maggie continued her hospitality career and founded a successful catering company in the South Island. Relocating to Auckland in the late 90's, she subsequently purchased Austin's in October 1998. Maggie's open management style and personal  approach have developed and retained a strong and dynamic team whose talents combine to create a progressive company
 
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Alex Weatherhead
Director
DDI: 09 302 9545
After completing his chef's training and working at some of Auckland 's well-renowned restaurants, Alex gained further valuable experience in the UK and returned to New Zealand to join Austin 's in 2003. Alex has worked in all areas of Austin's business and today stands alongside Maggie as Director of the company. Alex's years of experience, education and energy are an asset in the ever-changing catering industry.
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Cobus Klopper
Executive Head Chef
DDI: 09 302 9542

Cobus honed his cooking skills under world renowned UK Chef Peter Gordon. Here in New Zealand Cobus is recognized for his experience of fine cuisine by being a regular judge in national competitions. Cobus' flair and absolute attention to both taste and presentation have raised the bar. Cobus challenges the kitchen team to consistently design and produce menus that are led by the quality and flavor of ingredients, while understanding that appearance of any dish adds to the superior experience that Austin's has become renowned for.

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Cyril Brace
Sales Manager
DDI: 09 302 9544
Beginning in hotels, Cyril spent 2 years in the front office before moving into sales. After 2 years with Austin's, he now has 13 years experience in industry related sales, ranging from hotels and restaurants to Auckland's largest convention centre. Cyril has the ability to recall a wealth of information regarding previous events, and is the ultimate networked. These skills will combine to provide great assistance in the conception and planning of your next event.
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Stephan Finlay
Head Of Venue Operations
DDI: 09 302 9543

Bringing almost 30 years of hospitality experience to his position as Head of Venue Operations, Stephan started with Austins in a venue specific hands-on function; today he is based at head office and oversees planning and event management. Stephen's skills lie in his ability to direct all aspects of an event, ensuring smooth operation and efficient coordination between venues, clients and staff.