Meet our leadership team, the people who are transforming Yellow into a market-led digital company and who are passionate about keeping in step with the digital trends consumers love.
Acting CEO / Chief Marketing Officer
Darren is the Acting CEO of Yellow, and as CMO is the custodian of our brand and reputation, and responsible for Yellow’s talented marketing team. Through strategic leadership, he is focused on strengthening Yellow’s marketing capability to deliver creative and integrated customer and consumer campaigns, as well as brand intelligence and insights to support product development.
Darren’s background includes over 20 years of international digital marketing experience for global brands in the creative agency and entertainment sectors, and driving brand and product strategy to deliver sustainable business growth.
Chief Financial Officer
Stephen was appointed Chief Financial Officer in March 2014 and leads Yellow’s finance and customer experience teams. Stephen has over 20 years of experience with Yellow across a range of finance and management roles, and played a leading role in the transformation of the business and setting Yellow up as a standalone entity.
Chief People Officer
Shirvani leads the Human Resources team and sets the people strategy for Yellow, with a focus on attracting, engaging and retaining great people. Shirvani and her team are committed to developing leadership capability, driving employee engagement, and leading change initiatives that support Yellow to meet its business objectives.
Shirvani joined Yellow in 2008, and has a wealth of generalist HR experience gained within the business and from her previous roles in the banking and IT sectors. She is passionate about Yellow and its people, and encourages everyone to continually learn and grow to achieve their full potential.
Chief Technology Officer
Matt joined the leadership team in June 2016, heading up the Yellow Technology team, responsible for the organisation’s technology strategy and focused on building and improving our enterprise systems and digital properties. He has extensive experience in the IT industry, delivering complex technology solutions across multiple sectors within New Zealand and internationally.
Matt is passionate about working in a capable, high performing team, together accelerating Yellow’s transformation into a compelling digital business.
Chief Sales Officer
David joined Yellow in February 2015 and is at the heart of our customer-led sales organisation. With a strong background in sales, marketing and IT, he is excited to lead and inspire his team to provide excellent customer experiences and help strengthen Yellow’s digital product suite.
David has broad experience working in senior leadership roles in Europe, Australia and New Zealand; responsible for sales management, marketing and developing new markets and new products.
Head of Sales
Russell joined Yellow in March of 2017 and has been instrumental in leading a team of national Digital Experts. He’s previously held senior leadership positions for large FMCG companies in Europe and New Zealand including Vodafone, Chorus and TelstraClear.
Passionate about helping kiwi businesses harness their potential, Russell is focused on delivering sustainable marketing solutions with a customer-first approach.