People Profile – Kerry McCarty


People Profile – Kerry McCarty

Meet Kerry McCarty, Sales Support Manager based in Wellington

Z Career: I started with Shell back in 2005, working in Lubricants Marketing in the Commercial team. In 2008 I moved to Orica when the Shell Lubricants business was sold and worked there for about a year before my first child was born. Then in 2010 I returned to Greenstone Energy, filling a gap in the Marketing team before assuming the role of Brand Project Manager. I finished that when the rebrand ended in 2012, which coincided with the birth of my second child. Now I’m back at work and back in Commercial, this time as Sales Support Manager.

Favourite part of the job: I love making things better. For me it’s not enough to just do my job, I like to pull it apart, work out what needs improving, and then put it back together again so that things work in a smarter, more efficient way. Z’s focus on continuous improvement means I have a license to do what I love!

Vision for the future of Z Energy: My vision is that Z is known as ‘the’ New Zealand company – the one to buy from, partner with, learn from, and work for. What we do and why we do it becomes a benchmark for others to follow and we are a household name. And this doesn’t just stop on our shores; we’re an example to others around the world.

Hobbies/Interests outside of work: Family takes up a fair bit of my time and attention – Arlo is 4 and Caitlin is 1 so Phillip and I have our hands full a lot of the time! Beyond that, I’m a keen indoor netballer, an occasional walking tour guide and a bit of a dressmaker (these days only when the kids aren’t around…).