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Our Senior Team

Meet the Senior Management Team at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.

Peter Davie
Peter Davie, Chief Executive Peter joined LPC as Chief Executive in 2003 and started his journey with a strong focus on customer service and staff relations, and upgrading infrastructure and container facilities. He guided the Company through the trials of the seismic era and has led the development of the Port Lyttelton Plan, the Company's long-term vision for the rebuild and enhancement of the Port.

Prior to LPC, Peter was involved in various port operations in Australia (including the first privatised port) as Chief Executive for seven years. Through these roles Peter gained valuable insights into trends in international trade and port practices and developments.

Peter is a Past President of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce. He has a Master of Commerce (Hons) in International Marketing and Business Policy from Canterbury University.
Jonathan Gardiner
Jonathan Gardiner, Chief Financial Officer Jonathan joined the Company in July 2014. A Chartered Accountant, he spent several years with KPMG, then ten years in a variety of financial roles in the United Kingdom. Seven of these years were with Starman London, a property investment company specialising in the Hotel Sector, where he was a key member of the Senior Management Team.

After returning to New Zealand in 2011, he joined Housing New Zealand as Financial Controller, Assets, and was appointed Programme Lead on the Housing Reform Programme.

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) from Waikato University.
Allanah James
Allanah James, Strategic Communications Manager Allanah joined LPC in August 2014. She is an experienced communications strategist and has led management of media, external and internal communications, and brand management for major commercial companies and public sector organisations.

Her previous role was with MWH Global as Asia Pacific Communications Manager. Former positions include strategic communications roles with Air New Zealand, the Canterbury District Health Board, Telecom, AgResearch and the Tertiary Education Commission. Before entering corporate communications, she was a Television New Zealand senior news and current affairs journalist.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English, and a post-graduate Diploma in Journalism from Canterbury University.
Paul Monk
Paul Monk, Operations Manager Paul joined LPC in June 2011. He brings a wealth of experience in people leadership and change management in businesses that operate 24/7 over 365-days-a-year.

Former roles include senior operational management positions at the Canterbury District Health Board, managing Christchurch Hospital and Diagnostic Services across all Christchurch hospitals, and managing all South Island prisons - a challenging role with a strong focus on improving core operating systems and performance.

Having previously worked at Lyttelton Port, Paul has some hands-on operational experience and spent six years working for one of the waterfront unions in the mid 80s.

He has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University.
Simon Munt
Simon Munt, Marketing Manager Simon joined LPC in October 2008, in the role of Customer Relationship Manager for the containerised side of the business, and in December 2011 accepted the role of Marketing Manager. Simon’s role includes the management of LPC’s property portfolio and Inland Ports in Woolston and Rolleston.

Simon comes from a strong shipping background, having spent time in both operational, and sales and marketing roles within the shipping line business. This included sales and marketing roles for Maersk Line in both New Zealand and Australia and, prior to this, operational roles with P&O Nedlloyd, again on both sides of the Tasman. He has also spent time with Scenic Circle Hotels in a national sales role.

Simon has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management, from Canterbury University.
John O'Dea
John O'Dea, Development Manager John joined LPC in August 2013. His role as Development Manager involves setting long-term plans and strategic direction for the Port’s key projects. This includes providing the framework for future growth and port development.

Overseeing a team of more than 40 staff across various portfolios, John leads the business case preparation for all LPC’s developments. This includes the new Te Ana Marina, reclamation works, the container terminal, proposed channel deepening project, earthquake repairs to infrastructure and buildings, resource consents and the construction of the new combined administration and operations building - Waterfront House.

He was also instrumental in establishing the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan in 2015 – a 30-year framework regarded as a milestone in the Port’s post-quake development.

John’s former roles include Project Director and Commercial Manager at Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), and GM of Assets and Facilities at Vbase Ltd.
Glen Johnson
Glen Johnson, Senior Health and Safety Manager Glen joined LPC in September 2016, and is an experienced senior manager having spent more than 16 years in leadership roles. He has considerable experience using Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) Management Systems across healthcare, processing, construction and open pit mining operations.

Glen worked for Rio Tinto for more than 19 years covering operations in New Zealand and Australia in a variety of roles covering health and safety management, HSEQ and Risk Specialist positions. Other professional roles include Health and Safety Manager for the Southern District Health Board, as well as Learning and Development Specialist with New Zealand Aluminium Smelters.

Glen holds an advanced diploma in Occupational Health and Safety with Sustainability in Perth, Western Australia, as well as a Diploma in Frontline Management with the Australian Institute of Management.
Matt Dolan
Matt Dolan, General Manager Human Resources Matt brings a wealth of experience to this role with specialisations in organisational development, workforce planning, talent management, remuneration, learning and development, change leadership, Human Resources (HR) and safety management systems. He joined LPC in September 2016.

Matt is originally from Christchurch but returned with his family after residing in Melbourne since 2000. He established his own business in 2014 where he worked on HR consulting projects. Other professional roles include Talent – Transformation Manager for Newcrest Mining and Group HR Development Manager Australasia for Transdev – a provider of public and private transport systems. He’s also worked for BHP Billiton, Connex Melbourne, Origin Energy and Harbour City Ferries in Sydney holding various roles in HR, project leadership and business management.

Matt completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Human Resources, at the University of Canterbury.
LPC corporate office

41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022

Postal address
Private Bag 501, Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand

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

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