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Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.

Trevor Burt
Trevor Burt, Chairman Trevor returned from overseas following a career with the global industrial gas company, The BOC Group. He held senior leadership roles with BOC in Australia, China and the USA.

Following the acquisition of BOC by the German global engineering company Linde AG, Trevor joined the executive Board of Linde based in Munich.

He has extensive experience in strategic leadership in large organisations and since returning to New Zealand has taken up a number of senior governance roles. These include Chairman of Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation Ltd, PGG Wrightson Ltd, NZ Lamb Company Limited and a Director of Silver Fern Farms Ltd, MainPower NZ Ltd, Agria Asia Investments Ltd and Landpower Holdings Ltd.
Bill Dwyer
Bill Dwyer Bill is a commercial and corporate lawyer with a career expanding over 25 years.

Joining the LPC Board of Directors in June 2016, Bill also currently operates his own legal practice and holds directorships with Development Christchurch Limited (Chair), Regenerate Christchurch, Lyttelton Port Company and 10 Star Homes.

Before starting sole practise in 2015, Bill was Managing Partner at Lane Neave. Prior to this he held the position of General Counsel and Company Secretary at Solid Energy New Zealand Limited.

From 1997-2011 Bill was a partner at Lane Neave whilst also lecturing third year law students at the University of Canterbury and spent time in the UK at BZW legal division and Freshfields, London.

Bill has recently retired as a Director of Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) where he sat on a number of committees and established an intern programme for CCHL whereby aspirants to governance roles sit on the Board of each company in the group.
Grant Gilfillan
Grant Gilfillan Grant joined the LPC Board of Directors in February 2016. He is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Port Authority of New South Wales, the port authority responsible for all government owned ports in New South Wales - Yamba, Newcastle, Sydney, Port Kembla, Eden. Prior to this appointment, Grant had been Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Ports Corporation (from 2008) and Newcastle Port Corporation (from 2013).

Before joining Sydney Ports Corporation in 2008, Grant worked in Africa, the Middle East and Europe (Romania) as a Senior Vice President, Managing Director and General Manager for DP World.

Prior to this he served as Director of Operations for P&O Ports, Australia and New Zealand and as Managing Director of CSX World Terminals in Australia. Previous to that Grant was a mining engineer and mine manager in the NSW Hunter Valley and the north-west of Western Australia.

Grant served as President of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) from April 2013 to June 2015 and remains active in the organisation as a past president and lifetime Honourary Member
Jim Quinn
Jim Quinn Jim is an experienced CEO and executive manager in the logistics and IT industry. He is currently Chief of Strategy for Auckland Council

He was the inaugural CEO of KiwiRail who lead the reintegration of New Zealand’s rail assets and business and created the plan to turn the business around. Prior to that he negotiated and led the Express Couriers joint venture between New Zealand Post and DHL.

Jim has had General Management roles in New Zealand Post, Advantage Group (EFTPOS Industry), WEL Energy, QED Software and New Zealand Couriers.

Jim was Chair of MCom for nine years and is also Director at Payments New Zealand, Halls Group, and Go Bus. He is also chair of Intillecta Apps and Tubman Heating.
Brian Wood
Brian Wood Brian Wood has had a career in senior leadership roles in both the public and private sectors and latterly consulting. His consulting roles included a period with the International Monetary Fund.

He was previously Managing Director Asia Pacific of global civil engineering consultancy MWH Inc, and was responsible for overall leadership in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Brunei.

Since stepping down from his role with MWH, he has a number of directorships and undertakes consulting assignments for several clients.

Brian is an accredited Company Director and a Fellow of NZIM.

Dr Don Elder
Dr Don Elder Don joined the LPC Board of Directors in October 2016. He is Chair and Chief Executive of Spanbild Holdings Limited, and a Director of CSI and Aoraki Partners. He was previously CEO of Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd for 13 years, and a Director of ASB Bank, Sovereign (ASB Life), Orion, Port of Napier. and the World Coal Association, including two years as Chair.

Don has extensive international management and engineering experience including, in Canada, Vice President of Jacques Whitford Engineering Group (later Stantec), and Director/Chair of the Halifax Port Commission, Canadian Consulting Engineers Association, and Halifax Chamber of Commerce. Following his BE (Hons), Civil Engineering, at the University of Canterbury, Don did his doctorate in engineering as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.

LPC DIRECTORS’ UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY SCHOLARSHIP

The Company and LPC Directors provide the LPC Directors’ – University of Canterbury annual scholarship. This is $10,000 financial assistance for the first year of study at the University for a son or daughter of a current employee.  This scholarship was established in recognition of the commitment of LPC staff who maintained Port operations following the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

In November 2016, the LPC Board awarded the 2017 LPC Directors’ UC Scholarship to Jake Simpson.

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41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022

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Private Bag 501, Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand

Phone: (+64 3) 328 8198
Email: allreceptionists@lpc.co.nz

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