Our Senior Team
Meet the Senior Management Team at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mike comes from a background in delivering large complex projects overseas and back home in New Zealand having returned in 2003 with his family. Mike has worked as a manager in the telecommunications, energy and construction sectors – with projects including laying submarine fibre cables through Asia and tender manager for one of NZ’s largest irrigation projects.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
He has worked in central government and in the private sector, in both corporate affairs and commercial roles. Phil worked previously as the General Manger for the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and for Air New Zealand as Head of Government and Industry Affairs, and managed long-haul market expansion in their Networks team. He also worked in Parliament in various roles, including as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Phil has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science from the University of Canterbury.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Kirstie started her career with Airtours a major UK tour operator. Since then Kirstie has had over 25 years of experience in New Zealand in Senior Human Resources Leadership positions with companies such as Holcim, General Cable, Solid Energy, the Ministry of Health and most recently ANZCO Foods.
Kirstie is an experienced General Manager with previous experience developing and leading teams in Human Resources, Health and Safety, Payroll, Communications and Sustainability as well as having international experience in emerging and developed markets across a diverse range of cultures.
Kirstie holds an Advanced Diploma in Business and Finance completed in the United Kingdom.