Board of Directors
Meet the Board of Directors for Lyttelton Port Company.
Margaret is currently chair of Watercare Services Ltd, Harrison Grierson Ltd, Titanium Park Ltd and Women in Infrastructure Network. She is a director of Met Services New Zealand, Waikato Regional Airport, Aurora Energy and IT Partners Group.
She is a ministerial appointment to the Councils of Waikato University and Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec). She also serves on the National Infrastructure Advisory Board.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Christchurch Airport has a balance sheet of circa 1.2 billion, passenger numbers of circa 7m p.a., is landlord to more than 250 businesses and their 6,000 employees.
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.