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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.