• 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, Hospice Waikato, Infrastructure New Zealand, and Women in Infrastructure Network. She is also deputy chair of WINTEC.

She is the director of Aurora Energy, Titanium Park Ltd, Waimea Water, Waikato Regional Airport Ltd and IT Partners Group.

Margaret also serves on the Institute of Directors as a Chartered Fellow and Waikato Branch Committee Member.

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.

Dr Don Elder

Dr Don Elder
Don joined the LPC Board of Directors in October 2016.

He is a Director of Alpine Energy, Infratec, CSI, Aoraki Partners, Bras D'Or Services Limited and Pioneer Energy Limited. He is also Independent Chair of Canterbury Clinical Network and Alliance Leadership Team.

Don is Chair of the Canterbury COVID Vaccination Governance Group and a Chair and Trustee of the Family Help Trust.

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. Following his BE (Hons), Civil Engineering, at the University of Canterbury, Don attained 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.

Malcolm is currently Director of Kiwiaka Trustees Ltd and Kiwiaka Properties. He is a Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council, St. Andrews College Board of Governors, and the Prime Minister's Advisory Group (vaccine roll-out and border re-open).

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.

Fiona is currently Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and Rural Livestock Limited. She is also a Member of the Southern Response Independent Oversight Committee, and the Department of Internal Affairs - Three Waters Reform Advisory Board.

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 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 joined 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.

Vanessa is currently Director of He Waka Tapu, a Member of ExportNZ Canterbury Branch, a Trustee of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and a Business Growth Advisor of ChristchurchNZ.

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.


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.

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