Napier Port appoints new general manager – container operations

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 16, 2020

Napier Port has appointed Kianoush (Kia) Zia as general manager – container operations. Zia replaces Warren Young, who retired from Napier Port in December after 21 years of service.

Zia brings a strong background in logistics and supply chain management, coming from a role as head of engineering and supply chain development – ANZ at Kraft Heinz. Prior to that, Zia spent time with McKinsey & Company, working with clients across 25 countries. He started his career as an engineer, working at Holden and Total Tooling Company before spending six years with Toyota across Australia and Japan.

“We‘re excited to have Kia join the team,” says Napier Port CEO Todd Dawson. “We completed a robust recruitment process for someone with the right mix of logistics capability, people and safety leadership and strategic nous. We‘re looking forward to Kia making his mark at Napier Port.”

Zia holds a commerce degree in finance and economics as well as engineering, majoring in mechanical and manufacturing, both from the University of Melbourne.

Raised in Australia, Zia has been based in Hawke‘s Bay for the past three years.

Zia assumes the role 6 April and says he is looking forward to the new challenge.

“I am really excited to be joining the great team at Napier Port, I look forward to building relationships with our people and stakeholders while helping deliver value for the region and beyond.”