Port Taranaki Ltd has a workforce of more than 100 across marine, operations, infrastructure, commercial, and support services (human resources, IT, health and safety, and finance).
Our people are highly skilled, providing services that are valued by our customers and always with a focus on high standards of health and safety.
We train and upskill our people, so that as a collective they have the ability to respond and adapt quickly to business demands and provide supply chain continuity that is essential for our region.
Board of Directors
Port Taranaki is governed by an independent board of directors, which includes two appointments from its owner, the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). The board establishes the strategic direction of the company, and all decisions are made in the best interests of the Taranaki community.
Chair - Jeff Kendrew
BE (Electrical), MBA
Jeff joined the Port Taranaki Board in July 2022 and became chair in June 2023.... Read more
MFin, BA (Hons)
Charlotte is Chair of the Taranaki Regional Council, Port Taranaki’s sole shareholder.... Read more
BSc (Biology, Ecology, Te Reo Māori)
Urenui born and bred, Jamie (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Maru, Te Āti Awa, Taranaki Tuturu) has held…... Read more
BCom (Accountancy), FCA
Kathy is a professional director, and was appointed to the Port Taranaki board in December 2017.... Read more
Steve has executive and governance experience across aviation, technology, ports, energy, and resource management.... Read more
Executive Management Team
Chief Executive Officer - BE (Hons) Mech, BCom, CMInstD
Simon joined as Port Taranaki Chief Executive Officer in October 2021, following a career spanning professional services, engineering,…... Read more
Chief Financial Officer - BE (Hons) Electrical and Electronic, PGDipBA, BCA (Hons)
Allan leads the Finance team, which covers accounting, risk and compliance, treasury, tax, internal audit, procurement and company…... Read more
General Manager Commercial - BBS
Ross has responsibility for leading the commercial, marketing, customer and community aspects of the Port Taranaki business, including…... Read more
General Manager Infrastructure - BSc, PGDip
John joined the company fulltime in 2020, having previously assisted with Port Taranaki risk reduction projects.... Read more
General Manager Operations - BSc (Hons) (Maritime Operations Management (Nautical Science))
As General Manager Operations, Alex leads the group of teams that cover pilotage and marine management, tugs and…... Read more