ANZ Leadership Team
Cristy Riddell
<p data-pm-slice="1 1 []"><em>Senior Marketing Director</em></p>

Cristy Riddell is the Senior Marketing Director for Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand (KCANZ), responsible for the marketing strategy and category development for our leading consumer brands which include Huggies, Kleenex, U by Kotex and more.

Cristy joined Kimberly-Clark in 2021 from Unilever where she has had a very successful career spanning 17 years, including most recently as General Manager and Marketing Director of Unilever’s Foods business. With extensive marketing experience across both local and global brands, Cristy has a proven track record for developing and executing growth strategies that bring together consumer insights and commercial demands.

Cristy is also particularly passionate about driving positive change in the spaces of gender equality, LGBTQI+ advocacy and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Belinda Driscoll
Managing Director

Belinda Driscoll is the Managing Director for Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand, responsible for leading the company’s strategy and business operations in the region.

Belinda joined Kimberly-Clark as Senior Marketing Director in 2020. Under her leadership the business has launched a number of new sustainable product innovations and established a strong pipeline for future growth. Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Belinda spent 17 years at Johnson & Johnson, serving in several international and local leadership roles in consumer, whilst most recently she led the largest business unit within J&J Medical.

Belinda has extensive experience managing sophisticated global retailers, she is passionate about sustainability and she’s a strong advocate for building culturally diverse and inclusive workplace cultures.

Belinda has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT, Melbourne.

Simon Christensen
General Manager<br>Kimberly-Clark Professional

As General Manager for Kimberly-Clark Professional Australia and New Zealand, Simon Christensen leads our B2B operations, which focuses on creating exceptional workplaces through the supply of our wide range of professional products and services from brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Wypall, Kimtech and KleenGuard.

Having worked with Kimberly-Clark Professional for 23 years, Simon has an extensive understanding of the business and it’s operations. He has held various roles within the organisation, including Sales and Marketing, where he led teams and oversaw projects in ANZ and the APAC region. 

He holds a Bachelor of Business, Marketing from the Queensland University of Technology.

Tina Hu
Supply Chain Director

As Supply Chain Director ANZ, Tina Hu leads our Manufacturing, Safety and Supply Chain teams (which includes Planning, Procurement, Distribution and Logistics). She is responsible for creating a demand driven supply chain organisation to improve service, reduce waste and maximise the performance of the business.

Tina joined Kimberly-Clark in 2020 from global research and advisory firm Gartner. She has extensive supply chain experience within the FMCG industry, having previously led the ANZ supply chain at Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres, and has held a number of senior roles at Unilever, PepsiCo and L'Oréal Australia.

Tina has a Bachelor of Business Information Systems from RMIT in Melbourne and a CSCP certification from APCIS.

Matthew Kelly
Consumer Sales Director

Matthew Kelly is the Consumer Sales Director, responsible for working closely with retail partners to understand the key opportunities they are trying to solve, which will allow them to delight shoppers and grow categories.

Matt joined Kimberly-Clark in 2019, after relocating back to Australia from the Netherlands. While in Europe Matt worked at Unilever as the Commercial Strategy Director for Beauty and Personal Care across Europe. He spent a total of 9 years with Unilever, in leadership roles across Australia, Asia and Europe.

Prior to this, Matt had spent 12 years with Procter and Gamble. He started his career there and moved across the world working in Sydney, Melbourne, London and Singapore on various internal and external account and category management roles.

Matt completed his tertiary studies with an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW in Sydney.

Nathan McLachlan
Finance Director

Nathan McLachlan, is the Finance Director, responsible for managing the company’s financial strategy and driving business and financial performance across Australia and New Zealand.

Nathan joined Kimberly-Clark in 2019 from Coca Cola Amatil, where he held various leadership positions within Finance across financial planning, revenue management and commercial strategy, partnering closely with the business to drive the commercial agenda. Most recently he was General Manager Finance – Planning Data and Analytics and prior to that Acting CFO for Australia Beverages Division, Head of Revenue Management and Head of Finance – Grocery.

Nathan has a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Business Law from UNSW, is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

George Papanikitas
General Counsel

As General Counsel, George Papanikitas advises and provides support on a diverse range of legal matters affecting the Australian and New Zealand businesses. George joined Kimberly-Clark in 2013 as Senior Legal Counsel. Since then, George has held a number of roles, most recently serving as Regional Legal Counsel for the Asia Pacific (APAC) Kimberly-Clark Professional division. 

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, George worked as a senior transactional lawyer in a number of corporate law firms in Australia and abroad. George has extensive experience in dealing with legal matters in highly competitive and heavily regulated commercial environments within Australia and the broader APAC region. George holds a Bachelor of Laws / Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of NSW.

Sarah Schmalz
Human Resources Director

Sarah Schmalz is Human Resources Director for Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand, responsible for developing strategies that foster an engaged, performance-driven culture as well as building employee capabilities to drive innovation and sustainable growth within the ANZ business.

Sarah joined Kimberly-Clark in 2021 from Allianz Australia where she was most recently Head of Talent & Leadership, driving cultural change across the organisation and implementing transformational capability programs in close collaboration with the local leadership team. She has also held leadership positions at Optus, Craveable Brands and Credit Corp Group.

Sarah holds an MBA (major in Change), a Bachelor of Science (major in Psychology) and a Bachelor of Social Science (majors in Human Resources and Social Research) from the University of New South Wales.

Cam Scott
General Manager<br> New Zealand

Cam Scott is the General Manager for Kimberly-Clark’s New Zealand business, responsible for leading all operations in the country.

Cam joined Kimberly-Clark in 2019 with a wealth of FMCG knowledge, having previously worked for Fonterra in New Zealand for the last 10 years, most recently as General Manager for Grocery. During this time, he also worked on the Fonterra global business, gaining exposure to global markets and their different challenges. Prior to this, Cam held a number of management and marketing positions at Cottonsoft, Lion Nathan and Diageo.

Throughout his career, Cam has led a number of successful transformations by focusing on people, improving ways of working, understanding consumers, building long-lasting customer relationships and developing a sharper focus on driving business results. 

Cam has a Bachelor of Management, Marketing and Strategic Management from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Annelise Tregoning
Director of Communications and Government Affairs

Annelise Tregoning is the Director of Communications and Government Affairs for Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand, responsible for leading the company’s corporate affairs agenda, engaging with government agencies, industry associations and advocacy groups as well as driving the company’s sustainability strategy.

Annelise joined Kimberly-Clark in 2020 with more than 12 years’ experience executing internal and external communications strategies for large, global organisations.

She previously held the role of External Affairs Manager at Lion, where she successfully led a number of initiatives to promote the company as a thought leader within the industry. Prior to her role at Lion, Annelise held a number of positions within the legal industry including most recently as the Head of Corporate Affairs at global law firm, Baker McKenzie.

Annelise holds a Master of International Communication and a Bachelor of Arts, Languages from Macquarie University, Sydney.