Governance

Approach to corporate governance

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.

Trucks waiting to board ferry


Centreport Board: John Monaghan (Director), Sophie Haslem (Director), David Benham (Director) Lachie Johnstone (Chairman), Mark Petersen (Director), Kerrie-Lee Magill (Director)

Executive Leadership Team

Derek Nind
Derek Nind
Chief Executive
Chris Gregory
Chris Gregory
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
General Manager Logistics
Murray Julian
Murray Julian
GM, People, Safety and Culture
Kieran Sweetman
Kieran Sweetman
General Manager, Capital

Bernard Huizenga
Bernard Huizenga
General Manager Break Bulk
Anthony Delaney
Anthony Delaney
General Manager
Infrastructure and Environment
Andrew Steele
Andrew Steele
General Manager Ferries and Bulk
Andrew Locke
Andrew Locke
General Manager Commercial
Paul Terry
Paul Terry
General Manager
Infrastructure and Environment
Michael Stewart
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.
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