• Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for Lyttelton Port Company.

Barry Bragg Chair

Barry Bragg
Barry began a governance career in 2002 involving minerals industry associations, the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust and various international commercial joint ventures. He joined Ngāi Tahu Property in 2009, became Chair in 2012 and became Chair of Ngai Tahu Farming in 2019. Throughout his involvement with Ngāi Tahu, he reported to the Chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation being the portfolio manager of the Group. Since 2013, he has been involved at Director or Chair level in a multitude of companies in the public sector, iwi sector and private sector in health, construction, property, farming, minerals/mining, construction materials, finance and advanced materials.

Since March 2021, Barry has been the Chair of Te Kaha Project Delivery Ltd. In this role he has worked closely with the Council, requiring regular engagement with and understanding of Council processes to ensure the continued delivery of this key asset for the city.

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.

Before starting sole practice 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.

Bill has 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.

He currently is Director of Premium Foods Export Ltd and Turley Farms Limited, and is a Trustee for the Ohinetahi Charitable Trust.

Nick Easy Chair Health and Safety Committee

Nick Easy
Nick has more than three decades of leadership experience in complex organisations across the transport, logistics and emergency services industries.

Nick is the CEO of Infranexus Management, having been CEO of Queensland Rail for the past four years. He is Director of the Australasian Railway Association, and TrackSafe. He is also a Member of the Australasian Railway Association Remuneration Committee.

Prior to commencing at Queensland Rail, Nick was the CEO of the Port of Melbourne, Australia’s largest container and general cargo port.

Vanessa Doig

Vanessa Doig
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.

Vanessa joins the LPC Board after being an associate director through the Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) Associate Director Programme, building 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.

Dr Nicki Crauford

Dr Nicki Crauford
Nicki is an engineer with extensive governance and senior management experience in infrastructure, including ports, energy, water and telecommunications utilities. Nicki has previously been a director of CentrePort Limited and is chair of StraitNZ, which operates freight and passenger shipping across the Cook Strait in addition to trucking and logistics services.

In addition to StraitNZ, Nicki is currently a director of Watercare and a trustee of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust. She has previously served as Chair of the Electricity Authority and GNS Science, a director of Orion, the Environmental Protection Authority and Genesis Energy. Nicki is a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Directors of NZ, where she has also served as CEO.

Julian Hughes

Julian Hughes
Julian has over 20 years’ experience in the health and safety sector, working in senior public and private sector roles including Executive Director at the New Zealand Business Leaders Health and Safety Leaders Forum and National Manager, Safety and Wellbeing at the New Zealand Fire Service.

Julian is currently GM Supply at Z Energy, managing the end-to-end supply chain for liquid fuels in New Zealand including procurement, shipping, storage and distribution. His previous executive roles at Z Energy have included responsibility for strategy, risk and leadership of a transformational programme to deliver improved operational risk management at Z Energy.

Karen Jordan

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan is an experienced director across private, public and not-for-profit sectors and has over 20 years of corporate executive experience in the UK energy and infrastructure industry.

Karen is currently a non executive director and chair of the Audit Committee at Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd, and an Independent Member of the Risk and Assurance Committee at the New Zealand Defence Force.

She was recently a director on Auckland’s City Rail Link Ltd and Waimea Water Ltd, a council-controlled organisation responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining the Waimea dam in the Lee Valley.

Previously she held senior governance roles across UK Departments of State, and before that spent most of her career in British Gas and National Grid.

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