Tami Louisson 

Email: tami@shott.co.nz    Website:

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Personal Profile:
I co-founded Shott Beverages and was CEO from inception in 2007, building it from nothing to a company that employees 25, is the No.1 brand in its category in New Zealand, is a growing international brand and has sales of over $6m. With the backing of the new investors, I have successfully led SHOTT’s transformation from essentially a family business with a strong brand into a disciplined company with structured systems and standards that now exports more than half of our sales. Since 2011 a formal board, including myself has overseen the company. In 2010 and 2011 – SHOTT was in the Deloitts Fast 50 list of fastest growing companies. In 2011 – SHOTT was finalist in Wellington Gold Awards; In 2012 I was a finalist in E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award; in 2014 I was one of the finalists in NEXT Woman of the Year Award. I step down as CEO at the end of June and I am interested in using the knowledge and skills gained both for myself and suitable organisations. I am interested in organisations that build our community culturally, socially or economically to make our society as liveable as possible. Strengths: Strategic thinker • This is my biggest strength. I see the big picture clearly. Having that insight makes it more straightforward to steer towards the goals I, and the organisations I work with, have. Weigh my options • I am good at taking other people’s viewpoints into account. I don’t jump to conclusions and often take time to come to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. Team builder • I fully understand that a strong organisation is built on the strength of the team. I invest my time to understand and build the trust of those I work with so they know me and I know them. Take people on face value • I don’t pre-judge people. I take them at face value whether they are plumber or a president. The following are some of skill sets that would likely be relevant: • Leadership of a successful manufacturing company with all that that entails • Brand development • Financial management • Building sales • Personnel management • Budget management and planning • Factory production oversight/quality assurance • Innovation and product development • Design • Deep industry knowledge of beverage and hospitality industry • Crisis management and problem solving • Communications

Advisory Roles:
Advisory Board Member

Interested in:
Charity/Community, Council Controlled Organisation, Listed Company, Private Company

Key Skils:
General Management, Governance, Human Resources, Sales/Marketing, Strategy & Planning



Bezalel Academy for Applied Art 1972-75 Jerusalem, Israel Tamar Secondary School 1963-67 University Matriculation Rehovot, Israel