New CE for CODA Group

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 1, 2021

Deena Clarkson is the new chief executive at New Zealand logistics provider CODA Group.

“We are excited to welcome Clarkson, who brings extensive freight and logistics experience with a deep understanding of the operational challenges across New Zealand’s supply chain,” said CODA group chairperson, John Loughlin.

“Deena has been instrumental in leading New Zealand’s largest supply chain over the past ten years, transforming operational excellence and productivity improvements across the physical logistics network,” he said.

“Deena has proven success in creating a safety culture and sustainable management of critical risk within a highly complex operational environment. She has demonstrated experience in building high performing teams and we look forward to her aligning with the CODA Group strategy to deliver on our long-term relationships with customers and strategic partners.”

With more than 20 years’ experience in sales and logistics, including 12 years working for New Zealand’s largest global food manufacturing business, Clarkson’s most recent roles were programme director for Fonterra Supply Chain automation and general manager New Zealand Distribution Centres.

She commenced her role with CODA Group on Monday, 30 August 2021.

“Our focus is continued investment in technology to optimise transport flows and create a highly efficient supply chain for New Zealand,” Loughlin said.

“It was important to select a chief executive who brings deep industry knowledge with proven success to evolve our service offering and improve our customer experience.

“Deena is passionate about people, has a charismatic leadership style and proven success in building customer relationships.  We are excited to have attracted an experienced, high calibre leader to accelerate our journey.”