Management Team Profiles and Experience
Directors & Executive Officers
Chairman of DBL & Drake International
Bill Pollock was the Co-founder and is the current Chairman of Drake International. Drake was founded in Canada in 1951. Drake now operates in 11 countries and territories around the world. Bill is still very active in all his companies and travels the globe to keep up to date with all activities.
Director and CEO Drake Business Logistics
Grant has 35 years experience in the mail, courier, logistics and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries. Grant was instrumental in starting document exchange and office services outsourcing businesses in New Zealand that both became market leaders in their fields. He is regarded as an authority in these areas and often acts as an independent consultant for large organisations on strategic change management. Grant is highly respected for his knowledge and ability to deliver practical solutions that add value to all parties. This has included delivering traditional physical document handling, digital document conversion and workflow process services to leading commercial and government organisations. Grant has worked closely with major banks, telecommunication companies, professional organisations, Government departments, partners and major suppliers across Australasia.
Business Manager - Australia
Vanessa is a senior resource who possesses a broad range of operational and administrative skills and expertise. Vanessa has a proven record of making a substantial contribution to clients' bottom line results, is solutions driven and is committed to delivering quality outcomes.
For the past 12 years, Vanessa has focused her experience and expertise as a senior procurement professional in Australia and has a broad range of experience in both direct and indirect spend. Her roles have included all aspects of the end to end strategic procurement process, strategy design and implementation through to contract negotiation and performance and relationship management of subcontractors. Her most recent roles included leading a key procurement project for a prominent NSW State Government Agency and as National Procurement Manager for a facilities and property management organisation.
As Business Manager for DBL, Vanessa's key accountabilities include sales and business growth, marketing and development, relationship management, contract management, advisory and contribution to strategy.
Vanessa has a Diploma of Business Studies (Massey University, NZ), a Diploma of Quality Auditing and is a qualified Scotwork Negotiator. Vanessa is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS Australia).
Business Manager - New Zealand
Sasha is an innovative and results driven business professional with eight years experience in logistics management and strategic business development. Sasha has wide ranging experience within the business process outsourcing industry from office administration to leading operational multi-site team management and strategic account and new business development. This includes full end-to-end solution management and continuous improvement for a variety of blue chip New Zealand companies. Sasha has an outstanding record of delivering what and when she promises.
Sasha comes to DBL from a senior business development role at a leading Australasian print management company with responsibility for strategic development initiatives and leading major print projects.
Sasha's key accountabilities for DBL New Zealand are sales and business growth, contract and relationship management, advisory and contribution to strategy.
Sasha is currently studying for an MBA qualification at Auckland University.
Avron started his career in South Africa, before taking EMEA wide roles in the UK and then migrating to Australia. He has a degree in computer science and an MBA.