Online Distribution appoints new CEO

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 30, 2019

Leading New Zealand third party logistics company Online Distribution has appointed Greg Managh to the role of chief executive.

Online Distribution director and company founder Ben Evans says the appointment of Managh and the formation of a company board is reflective of the company‘s evolution since its beginnings in 1987.

“Back then we started out with just one warehouse, one client and a few staff; today we have 13 warehouses across Christchurch and Auckland, serving more than 200 clients, and we employ 111 permanent staff who are supported by our own pool of casual staff,” says Evans.

Managh praises Evans for his foresight in establishing a company based around a trend towards the outsourcing of logistics that he had observed overseas.

“I have huge regard for Ben and what he has achieved in making Online Distribution the great brand that it is today, and I am looking forward to contributing to the next phase of the story,” says Managh.

Managh joined Online Distribution as northern regional manager in February 2018 and this position within the company‘s senior leadership team gave him the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the business.

“Greg is an accomplished and proven leader, whose extensive industry and senior management experience make him well qualified to lead us into the future,” says Evans.

While Evans is moving away from a direct management role, he will remain active within the company as a board member, with a focus on research and strategy.

Both Evans and Managh agree that Online Distribution is well-placed to continue to make the most of the opportunities presented by new technology, domestic and global trends towards outsourcing logistics services, and the rise of ecommerce and omnichannel business.

Evans notes that a distinct advantage in the market remains their independence from multi-national transport and freight forwarding ownership, allowing the business to develop strategic partnerships and solutions that benefit clients and their customers.