We are now at COVID-19 Alert Level 2. For the latest COVID-19 updates for our customers, port users and the community click here.

  • Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for Lyttelton Port Company.

Margaret Devlin Chair

Margaret Devlin
Margaret is a professional Director with extensive experience in governance and executive management. She operates primarily in the infrastructure and services sectors and is a Director on a range of companies, with a particular focus on audit and risk.

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.

Bill Dwyer

Bill Dwyer
Bill is a commercial and corporate lawyer with a career expanding over 25 years.

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.

Dr Don Elder

Dr Don Elder
Don joined the LPC Board of Directors in October 2016. He is also a Director of Alpine Energy, Infratec, CSI and Aoraki Partners. He was previously CEO of Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd for 13 years, and a Director of ASB Bank, Sovereign Life insurance, Orion, and Napier Port.

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, and internationally Director/Chair of the World Coal Association. 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.

Malcolm Johns

Malcolm Johns
Malcolm has been the Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport since January 2014. He has also served on the Board of the Tourism Industry Association, was Deputy Chair of Tourism New Zealand for seven years, has other governance experience and has experience as a business mentor for start-ups in the technology sector.

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.

Fiona Mules

Fiona Mules
Fiona commenced her career as an investment banker specialising in transactions and valuations. After over a decade in the private sector, Fiona was brought in by the New Zealand Treasury to help establish a Public-Private-Partnership programme in New Zealand.

Fiona was responsible for building and leading a centre of PPP expertise within the Treasury; developing the strategic and policy frameworks for implementing PPPs in New Zealand; and leading the structuring, negotiation and execution of the catalyst PPP transactions.

Since leaving the Treasury, Fiona has pursued a governance career, which includes Government board appointments, and continues to remain involved in large scale infrastructure financing and procurement in a consulting role.

Nick Easy

Nick Easy
Nick has more than three decades of leadership experience in complex organisations across the transport, logistics and emergency services industries, Nick has strong business leadership, project management and transformation skills.

At Queensland Rail he is leading a strategic transformation program focused on delivering a modern, customer-focused, reliable and accessible rail network for customers.

Prior to commencing at Queensland Rail, Nick was the CEO of the Port of Melbourne, Australia’s largest container and general cargo port, where he managed $10 billion of land and sea assets.

Vanessa Doig

Vanessa Doig
Vanessa joins the LPC Board as an appointee of the Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) Associate Director Programme, to build on her experience with various board positions including Chamber Music New Zealand, He Waka Tapu Health Trust, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Xtend-Life Natural Products Ltd.

Vanessa has a diverse global career operating in international markets across various sectors including resources (oil, gas and coal) within large global multi-nationals, the New Zealand Government and State-Owned Enterprises. More recently Vanessa led a fast-moving eCommerce business focused on the North American and Asian markets.


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 2020, the LPC Board awarded the 2021 LPC Directors’ Scholarship to Charlotte Holt.

Subscribe for the latest Port news