Meet The Team

Call Genus 0800-100-399

Paul Clifford


As a New Zealand family owned business Genus Pest Management understand how to design and deliver Pest Management solutions to our many valued clients.

Paul believes his role as Genus Manager is to support the team so they can get on with the important business of providing Pest Management Insurance for our clients.

Client satisfaction and all round service are what we strive for everyday at Genus.

David Whyte

David is our Senior Technician. He has been with us for over 20-years and has vast experience in both commercial and domestic pest control.

Jason Ngatai

Jason is a Technician based at Mount Maunganui. He has been with us for over 10 years and like David is experiencded in both commercial and domestic pest control.

Fiona Carrington

Fiona is our Central Region Account Manager, based in Hamilton. Fiona has an extensive background in pest management sales and service, with a focus on providing commercial and industrial clients with fully managed programmes to meet their audit and compliance requirements. 
Fiona can be contacted on 029 7712484 and email at   

Jane Callaghan

Office Manager - Genus

Jane joined the Genus team in August 2016, after been in the position of reception/accounts for almost 3 years at Genera, before moving across to Genus.   Being the first point of contact Jane is happy to assist customers with any queries they may have, and regards customer service as a high priority.  

Jane can be contacted by phone at 0800 100 399 (07 5756530, ext 208)
or by email at

Dan Laidlaw

Genus Specialist Technician

After 10 yrs in the fumigation industry and specialising in the "hard basket" jobs and new trials and treatments he decided to take the next step over to Genus and the Pest Management Industry.  Bringing to the Genus team his knowledge, training and raft of experience combined with a can do attitude is a win win for our customers as we now offer more specialised equipment and treatments than any other NZ pest control company.

The team he has the privilege to work alongside is 100% focused on getting the best result for the customer, their vast industry knowledge and professional training makes it easy for us to be there when you need us.

Erica Busch

Erica is based in Auckland and is our Northland/Auckland Account Manager.

Erica has been an account manager in the commercial pest management industry for over 14 years, and has a strong understanding of audit compliancy requirements for New Zealand businesses.

Erica can be contacted on 021 038 9035 or

Robert Gattsche

Pest Management Technician

Robert Gattsche has been in the pest industry for 14 years.  Robert brings his knowledge and pest skills of both the commercial and domestic sector.  Robert has been involved in many commercial companies ensuring a high standard of servicing and audit compliancy.  Robert has also mentored new technicians to the pest industry.

Robert can be contacted on 021 2424 115 or

Martin Cakebread

Martin is the most recent addition to the Genus team. A Brit who emigrated to NZ in 2011 and prior to that he was a UK police officer and dog handler for 30 years.

Until recently he has been working as a technician for an automatic door company here in the Waikato. Martin is now embarking on a new challenge and looking forward to providing an excellent service with Genus. Please don't hesitate to give him a call and chat about your requirements.

Shaun Finn

Pest Management Technician BOP