The CentrePort Board of Directors (the Board) is committed to maintaining best-practice governance policies and behaviours.
Policies are tested against applicable standards detailed in NZX’s Corporate Governance Code. The Board’s governance framework adheres to the majority of applicable standards as if the company were a listed public company.
In addition, the Directors support the principles set out in the Code of Practice for Directors, issued by the Institute of Directors in New Zealand. While recognising that this code expresses principles and does not purport to determine any detailed course of conduct, the Directors support the need for the highest standards of behaviour and accountability.
Board of Directors
The Board is elected by shareholders. The Port Companies Act 1988 and the Companies Act 1993 govern the relationship between CentrePort Limited and its shareholders.
Executive Leadership Team
Derek Nind Chief Executive
Chris Gregory Chief Financial Officer
Mark Thompson General Manager Logistics
Murray Julian GM, People, Safety and Culture
Kieran Sweetman General Manager, Capital
Bernard Huizenga General Manager Break Bulk
Anthony Delaney General Manager Infrastructure and Environment
Andrew Steele General Manager Ferries and Bulk
Andrew Locke General Manager Commercial
Paul Terry General Manager Infrastructure and Environment
Michael Stewart General Manager Container Services
Role of the board and responsibilities
The Board has statutory responsibility for the affairs and activities of CentrePort Limited and its subsidiary companies. Without undermining this responsibility, the day-to-day leadership and management of the Group is delegated to the Chief Executive and management of CentrePort Limited.
Key areas of responsibility that remain with the Board are:
setting the direction, strategies and performance benchmarks of CentrePort Limited, including the monitoring of progress, and implementing and achieving strategies and performance objectives
approving, at least annually, a strategy, business plan and budget
monitoring compliance against statutory requirements
appointing and reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive
safeguarding and growing the value of CentrePort Limited’s assets.