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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 FCA CFInstD – Chair

Liz was appointed Chair in December 2015 and has been a Director since December 2010. She is also Chair of Oceania Healthcare and Skellerup Holdings and a Director of EBOS Group and Yellow Pages Group. Liz is President and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

Liz has extensive governance and executive experience across a range of industries and sectors. She has previously been Chief Executive of Caxton Group, Chair of Meritec Group, Industrial Research and Life Pharmacy, Deputy Chair 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 New Zealand, Trust Bank New Zealand and Sanford. Liz was a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. She was also Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee of the Inland Revenue.

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, PTI Group, and The Property Group, and a Director of TPGH Limited. 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 a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a Fellow of 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 has been a Director since December 2009. He was previously a Director and founder of Marlborough Wines Limited and remains a Director of 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.

Patrick Snedden BCom BA Director

Patrick has been a director since May 2012. He Chaired the Housing New Zealand Corporation and the Auckland and Counties District Health Boards. He was also a Director of Watercare Services, Auckland’s wastewater and water company.

In 2011 he helped to establish a new educational trust devoted to accelerating improvement in Māori and Pasifika educational outcomes. Manaiakalani Education 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 CNZM MBA Director

Jon was appointed a Director in October 2014. He is a professional Director, 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 Ziwipeak.

Sarah Haydon BSc FCA CMInstD Director

Sarah was appointed a Director in August 2016. She is also a Director of The Co-operative Bank, Co-Operative Life, and Wairaka Land Company Limited. Sarah Chairs the Boards of Cavalier Corporation and New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association and is the Deputy Chairman for the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences. She is also a Council Member for the Unitec Institute of Technology.

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

Sarah 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 an independent director for Gough Group and their former Chief Executive. He has held senior management roles with PDL Holdings, Progressive Enterprises, Crane Group and Citibank.

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

He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a graduate of The Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Karl is also a Chartered Accountant and in February 2018 become a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.


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 of 2 Degrees Mobile and chair of CoreLogic New Zealand. He has served on boards of New Zealand Māori Rugby, the New Zealand Sports Foundation and Sport New Zealand (SPARC) as well as being Trustee and Director of a number of Māori trusts and enterprises.

Bill is now a professional director. He was previously a Director of the Chiefs Rugby Club and is currently the Vice President NZ Rugby. He also currently serves on the Boards of Transpower, Planttech Regional Research Institute and Rangitira Services.