Port Taranaki has a new director – international infrastructure executive, Richard Krogh.
An experienced senior executive, Richard has been a director of a number of businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, including a number of major infrastructure companies.
Most recently he was chief executive of New Plymouth-headquartered Powerco, the country’s second largest electricity and gas distribution business, from late 2005 until early 2011. He has also served on a number of boards of various industry organisations and is a previous chairman of the Electricity Networks Association of New Zealand.
His extensive infrastructure management knowledge was gained through working in that sector for more than a decade. He has also been involved in asset planning, outsourcing, field service contracting, risk management, and health and safety in employment issues.
Having worked in regulated industries in a number of jurisdictions, he also has significant involvement in building pan-industry consensus in regulated environments, serving on the government’s expert advisory panel for the review of the regulatory provisions of the Commerce Act.
He is a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, while holding an honours degree in electrical engineering and completing post-graduate finance studies.
Port Taranaki chief executive, Roy Weaver, welcomed Richard to the port, saying his development and execution of strategies across a wide range of disciplines and infrastructure experience will be invaluable as the scope and variety of the port’s activities continues to expand.
Richard lives in New Plymouth with his wife Janelle and two sons. He is a keen cyclist and competes in Tarmac rally events.