Netlogix CEO joins Napier Port board

Chinthaka (Chin) Abeywickrama, Chief Executive and Executive Director of transport and logisitcs company Netlogix was appointed to the Napier Port board at the port’s annual general meeting yesterday.

Prior to launching Netlogix in 2013, Mr Abeywickrama was Chief Executive Officer of Fonterra subsidiary Dairy Transport Logistics, Chief Operating Officer of Wellington International Airport, and held various senior management roles at Carter Holt Harvey.

Napier Port Chairman, Alasdair MacLeod said, “With 25 years’ experience in freight, shipping and logistics, Chin brings a wealth of experience in efficient supply chain management.

“I am confident his skills will strengthen our board and provide positive benefits to central New Zealand’s importers and exporters who rely on the port to get their products to market quickly and cost-effectively,” he said.

Mr Abeywickrama replaces John Shaskey who retired from the board due to unforeseen health reasons on 31 August 2015.

At the AGM, Wendie Harvey was also reappointed as a Napier Port director for a further three year term, after joining the board in 2013.