Mike Lightfoot joined the Ports of Auckland team as Chief Operating Officer in April 2021.
Prior to this he has held CEO roles for the past 12 years leading some of New Zealand highest tech companies; setting up offices around the globe within these roles and as such has been heavily involved in supply chain and logistics for many years. This was a natural progression from his extensive background in international sales and marketing, where he led two fortune 500 companies in NZ. He is exceptionally proud to have championed two companies to win prestigious New Zealand business awards including Entrepreneur of the Year New Zealand and Supreme Business Excellence Awards, as well as Auckland's Best of the Best Supreme Business Award and the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Better by Design International Business Award for Innovation.
Mike is a very strong communicator and has a passion for strategy within logistics to drive a business forward while supporting and empowering his team to excel. For the last four years Mike has been the CEO of Nexus Logistics and two years ago added Conlinxx Ltd to work alongside Nexus – focussing on optimisation across both operations.
Mike also sits on the Chamber of Commerce Board and has a certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.