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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.
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.
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.
Mike Simmers
Mike Simmers, Infrastructure Manager Mike joined LPC in December 2013 in the role of Project Director as part of the Project Management Office. In October 2018 Mike accepted the role of Infrastructure Manager, covering the Civil Maintenance, Project Management Office and Engineering team functions.

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
Phil de Joux
Phil de Joux, Strategic Engagement Manager Phil joined LPC in November 2018. Phil’s role looks after LPC’s external and internal communications, community and stakeholder engagement, and the environmental management team and sustainability policy.

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.
Kirstie Gardener
Kirstie Gardener, General Manager Human Resources Kirstie will lead the LPC Human Resources team and is responsible for developing and driving LPC’s strategic people priorities.

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.
LPC corporate office

Waterfront House, 37-39 Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton, 8082

Postal address
Private Bag 501, Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand

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

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