Mr Jagger is a long standing resident of Northland where he runs a significant dairy and beef farming operation. He has a Diploma in Agriculture from Massey University and is a chartered fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors. Murray is the Chairman of Northport Ltd and Chair of North Tugz Ltd. He is a deputy chief fire officer with Fire Emergency NZ. He is a former Director of Livestock Improvement Corporation and Cooperative Business NZ Inc.
Murray joined the Board in October 2015 and is considered to be an Independent Director.
Mr Gibson is Managing Director and CEO of VINZ. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ports of Auckland Ltd, February 2011 to June 2021. He has more than 30 years’ experience in shipping and logistics, and has worked in various senior roles in Africa, Asia and Europe, including European Director of Customer Operations, Rotterdam, before being appointed Managing Director P&O Nedlloyd, New Zealand and Pacific Islands in 2002. Following a take-over by Maersk, Tony served as Managing Director of Maersk New Zealand for three years. He is a Director of JEVIC, NZ and a Board advisor to JEVIC, Japan.
Tony joined the Board of Marsden Maritime Holdings Ltd in April 2018 and is considered to be an Independent Director.
Mr Marcenac has 30 years experience in the logistics, agri-food processing and trading sectors, through a number of executive positions held in Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, the Indian Ocean and South Pacific regions. In 2002, the Marcenac family settled in New Zealand and made it their new homeland. For close to 17 years, Benoit has been the Managing Director and Shareholder of Sofrana Unilines, a leading shipping company operating in the South Pacific. For the last 12 years, the Marcenac family has owned a farm in Northland and more time is being spent there. Benoit is also a Shareholder and Director of Export Plus Ltd (export of food products) and a Shareholder and Director of Sofi Holdings Ltd (commercial real estate).
Benoit joined the Board in October 2019 and is considered to be an Independent Director.
Mr Pitman is a strategic leader who is deeply committed to fostering collective and collaborative efforts to benefit stakeholders. Mr Pitman has held senior positions within the public service at regional and national levels. His tenure has seen him lead operations to embed government strategic priorities, and provide policy and strategic advice to Cabinet Ministers, Judiciary, and public service leadership. Currently at Te Puni Kokiri, Mr Pitman successfully established, operationalised and now manages a nationwide service to assist landowners in achieving their land development aspirations. Mr Pitman has chaired and served on several boards and committees inside and outside of government. He applies a tikanga Maori approach in building and maintaining board unity, stakeholder connection, and strategic relationships.
Jared joined the Board in November 2023.
Mr Sproat is an experienced corporate lawyer and director with extensive experience across banking, finance and capital markets. He has over 30 years of experience with a major New Zealand law firm, principally in the areas of bank lending, securitisation, structured and project financing and capital markets, working for New Zealand and international corporate and banking clients and with experience across property transactions. Mr Sproat was recently a director of NZ Post Limited and Kiwibank Limited and is currently chair of the Investment Committee of Opepe Farm Trust and a member of the Investment Committee of Tupu Angitu Limited. He was chair of the Rangitane Settlement Negotiation Trust and was a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the Reserve Bank Review and the Independent Advisory Panel for the Provincial Growth Fund. Mr Sproat has diverse experience across finance, capital markets and corporate entities, property transactions and regional economic development and a good understanding of te Ao Maori tikanga.
John joined the Board in November 2023.
Mr Stevens has had considerable experience in a number of senior corporate roles including both operational and financial management in large companies such as DB Breweries Ltd and Heinz-Watties Ltd. Hamish has been an independent director on several boards since 2010 and is currently Chairman of Embark Early Education, Pharmaco, The Kennedys and East Health Services. Hamish is also a Director of Radius Care, Health Improvement Group and Counties Energy. Mr Stevens is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a qualified chartered accountant.
Mr Stevens joined the Board in October 2018 and is considered to be an Independent Director.