Two new directors for Ports of Auckland board

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 13, 2021

Geoff Plunket and Stephen Reindler have been appointed as two new directors on the Ports of Auckland board.

Ports of Auckland board Chair Jan Dawson said both bring relevant skills to the board that complement the current directors and support current focus areas.

“Stephen is currently a director of Z Energy and Steel and Tube and a previous director of Port of Napier, Meridian Energy and Worksafe NZ. He has extensive experience working in industries where staff operate in higher risk roles and a rigorous approach to safety is needed. Stephen will strengthen our ability to focus on improving safety while bringing his engineering experience to the projects the port has underway,” she said.

“Geoff is the former CEO of Port Otago, with nearly 30 years of experience in senior roles in that company. Geoff’s knowledge of port operations and the supply chain and his belief in the importance of customer service will be invaluable as we work to safely improve our operational and financial performance.”

Mayor Phil Goff added: “We have now substantially changed the composition of the Ports of Auckland board and we will by early next year have a new chief executive.

“This will provide impetus for a new and different approach which is aimed to improve the Port’s performance.”

Both new directors will formally start on November 1.