Our People

Di Cullen

Australian Customer Service

Di grew up on rural properties and loves camping and all outdoor adventures with her family. She has a background in accounts, office admin and the hospitality industry. She loves gardening and cooking and can’t wait to get her own hive to help her veggie garden. Di is Australia's Ecrotek customer service guru.

David Sykes

Australian Warehouse & Logistics

Having grown up in central NSW on a Beef cattle and grain growing property, David has had for most of his adult life been around Agriculture either as a producer or has worked in areas that support the industry. He is a 7th generation of ‘off the land’ people from his family. He and his family live on a small farm in the Central Tablelands of N.S.W. and continue to engage in food production on a small scale.

Jacob Heard

Business Development Manager - Australia

Having grown up in Southern Victoria on a Sheep and Wool farm agriculture is in the blood. Although beekeeping is new to Jacob, it has become a major interest and he can’t wait to have a hive of his own. With a background in Merchandise and Business management Jacob looks forward to developing relationships with clients and working for them to get the best result possible. Jacob is always up for a chat and here to help!

Greg Smith


It’s often said that Greg is a part time director and a full-time beekeeper, so if you want to talk beekeeping, this is your man! Heading the product and operations team, Greg is always busy finding out new ways we can help beekeepers.

Kirsten Hyde

Marketing Manager

Kirsten has a background in customer marketing. Originally from the UK, Kirsten moved to New Zealand 17 years ago and loves the outdoor lifestyle. On a sunny day she can usually be found on the water enjoying sailing with her 3 children. She loves being active and she is an eager new beekeeper.

Alistair Binney

Innovation Manager

Alistair was brought on board to future-proof Ecrotek. He is responsible for New Product development and exploring bee and hive research. Born and raised in Tauranga, Alistair has always had a passion for nature and the outdoors. He is a hobbyist beekeeper and in his free time enjoys eating burgers, and going to the gym.