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Our Board

Collectively, our Directors hold experience developed during successful careers in shipping, logistics, transport and management in New Zealand and abroad and have extensive experience at both executive and board levels. Meet our board:

Liz Coutts ONZM, BMS CA Chairman

Liz was appointed a Director in December 2010 and Chairman in December 2015. She is also a Director of EBOS Group, Skellerup Holdings, Yellow Pages Group, Sanford and Tennis Auckland, and Chair of Oceania Healthcare and Urwin and Company. Liz is Vice President and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

She has previously been Chief Executive of Caxton Group, Chairman of Meritec Group, Industrial Research and Life Pharmacy, Deputy Chairman of Public Trust, and a Commissioner of both the Commerce Commission and the Earthquake Commission. She has been a Director of Ravensdown, the Health Funding Authority, PHARMAC, Air New Zealand, Sport and Recreation New Zealand and Trust Bank New Zealand, and a member of both the Financial Reporting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Rodger Fisher Deputy Chairman

Rodger was appointed a Director in December 2013. He was a Director of the Lyttelton Port Company from 2003 to 2013 and Chairman from 2007. He is currently Chairman of Ultrafast Fibre, Eurotech Group, and The Property Group and a Director of Tenon. He was Managing Director of Owens Group from 1987 to 1999 and has previously been Chairman of WEL Networks, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Aviation Security Service and Auckland Blues.

Rodger is an Accredited Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a Fellow of the Governance New Zealand, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in New Zealand.

Andrew Bonner BA (Hons) Director

Andrew became a Director in December 2009. He is also a Director of Marlborough Wines Limited and associated vineyard companies and of West Auckland Trusts. Andrew was formerly an executive with Foster's Group where he ran the import arm of the Foster's business in Australia and was Managing Director of Foster's Group New Zealand and also Managing Director and Chairman of Foster's Group Pacific in Fiji. He is currently a founding partner in an export-focused wine business.

Patrick Snedden BCom BA Director

Patrick has chaired the Housing New Zealand Corporation and the Auckland and Counties District Health Boards. He was also a director on Watercare Services, Auckland's wastewater and water company. 

In 2011 he helped to establish a new educational trust devoted to accelerating improvement in Maori and Pasifika educational outcomes. Manaiakalani Educational Trust works in Tamaki and around NZ with 50 low decile schools and 12,000 children to use high-end technology to accelerate learning improvement for these children. Patrick is the executive Chair of the Trust.

Jonathan Mayson MBA CNZM Director

Jon was appointed a Director in October 2014. He has been a company director for ten years, having been CEO of the port of Tauranga from 1997 to 2005. He was honoured for his services to the shipping industry and the export sector in 2006 when he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Jon was Chair of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise from 2008 to 2012 and is currently Chairman of several companies including Scales Corporation, C3 and Martin Aircraft Company. He is a Director of Te Arawa Group Holdings and The Chiefs.

Sarah Haydon CMInstD, BSc, ACA  Director

Sarah was appointed a Director in August 2016. She is also a Director of The Co-operative Bank Limited, GNS Science Limited, Unitec Institute of Technology, Wairaka Land Company Limited. Sarah is the Chairman of Cavalier Corporation Limited and New Zealand Riding for the Disabled.

She is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

She has previously been a Director of AsureQuality Limited and Chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax New Zealand Limited. Her previous executive roles were with British Petroleum plc.

Karl Smith BCom CA CMinstD - Director

Karl was appointed a Director in October 2016. He is currently Group Chief Executive for Gough Group Limited and has held senior management roles with PDL Holdings Limited, Progressive Enterprises Limited, Crane Group Limited and Citibank.

Past directorships include Lyttelton Port Company Limited and Crusaders Partnership Limited. He is currently a Director of Geosystems New Zealand Limited, Building Point New Zealand Limited, Sitech Construction NZ Limited and Atlantic Marriner Limited.

He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a graduate of The Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Bill Osborne MBA - Director

Bill Osborne was appointed a Director in May 2017. He has an extensive business background including past roles as Group Manager International for New Zealand Post, CEO of Quotable Value New Zealand, inaugural chairman on 2 Degrees Mobile and chair of CoreLogic New Zealand. He has served on boards of New Zealand Maori Rugby, Sports Foundation, Hillary Commission and SPARC as well as being Trustee and Director of a number of Maori trusts and enterprises.

Bill is now a professional director. He has just resigned from the Board of the Chiefs Rugby Club to take up the position of Vice President NZ Rugby. He also currently serves on the Boards of Transpower and Rangitira Services ltd.