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.

Click here to read our Board Charter

Click here to read ARC Terms of Reference

Click here to read HSEGC Terms of Reference

Click here to read our Governance Disclosure Statement




Chair - Jeff Kendrew

BE (Electrical), MBA

Jeff joined the Port Taranaki Board in July 2022 and became chair in June 2023.... Read more

Charlotte Littlewood

MFin, BA (Hons)

Charlotte is Chair of the Taranaki Regional Council, Port Taranaki’s sole shareholder.... Read more

Jamie Tuuta

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

Kathy Meads

BCom (Accountancy), FCA

Kathy is a professional director, and was appointed to the Port Taranaki board in December 2017.... Read more

Steve Sanderson


Steve has executive and governance experience across aviation, technology, ports, energy, and resource management.... Read more

Wendie Harvey


Wendie was appointed to the Port Taranaki Board in April 2023 and has experience as a director, trustee,…... Read more

Executive Management Team

Simon Craddock

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

Allan Melhuish

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

Ross Dingle

General Manager Commercial - BBS

Ross has responsibility for leading the commercial, marketing, customer and community aspects of the Port Taranaki business, including…... Read more

John Maxwell

General Manager Infrastructure - BSc, PGDip

John joined the company fulltime in 2020, having previously assisted with Port Taranaki risk reduction projects.... Read more

Alex Park

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

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