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Roger Gray appointed new Ports of Auckland CEO

Ports of Auckland's board Chair Jan Dawson today announced the appointment of Roger Gray as the company's new Chief Executive Officer from 4 April 2022.

"I am delighted that Roger will be taking on this critical ​role leading the Ports of Auckland as we play our part in the Auckland and New Zealand supply chain. Roger and the Board are committed to delivering a safe and productive workplace, serving our customers and stakeholders well," said Ms Dawson.

"Roger has been Lyttelton Port Company's Chief Executive Officer since February 2020 and prior to that has worked at a senior level in large, complex businesses with a focus on the supply chain and logistics. Roger brings a great deal of experience to the role of CEO of Ports of Auckland, and I am looking forward to working with him to realise the potential of the business and its people."

"Roger is very pleased to be joining the port saying "I am very excited to be joining the Ports of Auckland whānau in the new year. Ports of Auckland is a business with huge potential and I'm looking forward to being part of the team that plays such an essential role for Auckland and New Zealand."

"Finally, I would like to acknowledge Wayne Thompson for his work as Interim CEO. Wayne provided calm and compassionate leadership at a very challenging time for the business and has made significant progress toward a safer, happier workplace. The Board would like to thank him for his work to date and through the coming transition."

About Roger Gray

Roger became Lyttelton Port Company's Chief Executive Officer in February 2020.

Before joining LPC, Roger worked for Air New Zealand for 6.5 years. His last role was Group General Manager Airports. In this role he managed all ground handling and lounge operations at 55 airports around the globe, covering 2,800 staff who handle 18 million passengers annually.​

He has also held several senior leadership roles with Goodman Fielder, including Managing Director of Quality Bakers – New Zealand. He holds an MBA, a Masters of Business in Integrated Logistics Management, as well as Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Arts.​


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