Meet the team
Steinbok is now in its third generation from the companies first start with Norm and Gill Yates making breakfast jam for the like of Qantas and The Sheraton’s back in the late eighties. The mix today is one of past knowledge and enthusiastic youth. This combination has Steinbok embracing the new technologies of the future with wise lessons learnt in our 23 years of business. The Team here at Steinbok are passionate about our brands. We are in the entertainment industry and are out to explore your creativity in the fun world of cocktail creation.
Gavin Yates | CEO and Founder
From barman to businessman, Gavin Yates is quickly making a name for himself in Australia through introducing innovations to the bar industry. After recognising the demands from the alcohol market, Yates went ahead to create his own unique range of products to appeal to consumers and bartenders alike.
His desire to manufacture quality beverages and help the bar industry deliver service more efficiently, all started out with making breakfast jams.
After recognising the demands from the alcohol market, this underdog went ahead to create his own unique range of products to appeal to consumers and bartenders alike, while taking on the larger international brands.
Nick Newman | Operations Manager
Nicks desire to strive for success has to achieving his goal of playing rugby league in the UK. His love for the central coast will see him on the coast most mornings either running, swimming, training or all three. Highly organized, Nick is eager to grow and thrive at his position at Steinbok. Forever improving his knowledge, Steinbok is lucky to have our youngest director pushing our company to greater heights. If you have the pleasure to meet Nick you know that Steinbok’s legacy is safe in his hands.
Brodyn Mills | Licensee
Brodyn’s is the backbone of the moral here at Steinbok, and now has been given the honour of the Licensee for the company. Brodyn’s strength is his commitment for perfection in the flavour profiling of each liqueur. His ability to run the factory is a credit to to his character. Loves his rugby and will be playing competitively over the weekend. We say he is also the Steinbok fullback, as he is the last line of defense and refuses to let the team down.
Colby Smith | Qld Account Manager
Colby brings vast knowledge and enthusiasm to the Steinbok team. Holding down the fort in the sunshine state of Queensland, Colby manages key accounts for Steinbok both on and off premise. In her spare time, you’ll catch Colby out and about on the esplanade getting her early morning steps in or head down in the gym ensuring she remains in tip top shape.
It’s a pleasure to have her apart of the Steinbok Team and we are forever grateful for her contributions to the business.
Bodee Hemers | Production Specialist
Bodee has a background in hospitality and has a drive to the commercial aspect of the liquor industry. With a wealth of knowledge at bar level, the development of flavours and cocktails are Bodee’s specialty. Another Steinbok Team Member who is serious about his sport and health, he can be seen on early morning swims out to Goldie (Yellow buoy at Terrigal). He has mentored and coached both Bace founder, Browny, and is the secret weapon behind Terrigal’s own re-educator – Dan Ballard.
Rory Mackintosh | Production Specialist
Rory is a cruial part of the Steinbok Team. Spending his days at our factory, Rory works within the production team bottling the finest Steinbok Liquers. Outside of his Steinbok hours Rory is studying to be a physiotherapist at the University of Newcastle. When the time comes he will move into a career of his dreams but for now Rory is Steinbok through and through and we are very lucky to have him.
Mitch Pearce | Production Specialist