Our team

He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

He aha te mea nui i te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people. 

We believe in the value of our people. We know that the best solutions are achieved when you’ve got the best team of people – and we’re continually proving it through our industry innovation, safety leadership and commercial success.

That’s why our people are so important to us. It’s what drives our commitment to building a safety and wellness culture where all staff return home safe each day.

Whether we’re developing our existing people or bringing on new recruits, we’re committed to building a team of ‘better people’ – people skilled in their roles, with the confidence and ability to take the initiative, to look for the best solutions, and to achieve the best outcomes, safely, every time.

It starts from the top. That’s why we’ve built a resolute team of senior leaders who value our people, our culture and our commitment to safety. A senior leadership team strong in expertise, integrity and passion – leading the way in developing and inspiring talented and capable people.

Meet our team

Todd joined Napier Port in January 2018, bringing broad commercial experience across the transport and logistics sectors. Prior to Napier Port, Todd led strategic partnerships and new ventures at Kotahi Logistics, working on the introduction of big ships to New Zealand and intermodal freight hub joint ventures.  He has over 20 years’ experience behind him, having worked on international projects including the transformation of UK supermarket Sainsbury’s supply chain. He has previously held senior roles at IBM and Toll New Zealand. Todd is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

Kristen joined Napier Port in 2015 with more than 21 years’ financial experience and strong commercial and strategic planning skills. Kristen returned to Hawke’s Bay after some 18 years working across London, Moscow and Oslo. His previous roles have been with the London-based office of listed shopping centre group Westfield, London-based property investment company Grosvenor, Ernst & Young, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

David joined Napier Port in 2018, and comes from an extensive background in transport and logistics. Since arriving on New Zealand shores in 2005, he has worked with Lodestar and Oji Fibre Solutions in operational and executive leadership roles. At Napier Port, David leads our Commercial team.

David holds a Masters of Science in Transport Management from Lincoln University. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics and sits on the organisation’s national council. He is also a member of the East Asian Society for Transport Studies and the Humanitarian Logistics Association.

Viv leads human resource management, health and safety, communications and community engagement at Napier Port. She joined Napier Port in 2011, bringing a wealth of expertise in culture, leadership development, industrial relations and safety. Her career has included human resources and organisational psychology roles with the Department of Corrections, KPMG and the State Services Commission.

Viv holds a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Canterbury and is Deputy Chair of the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Adam leads Napier Port’s Marine and General Cargo functions, including the log operation, logistics and planning, security and shipping operations. He comes from a background in human resources, and joined Napier Port in 2010 as Human Resources Advisor.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Psychology, both from the University of Otago. He sits on the executive of the Port Industry Association, where he is the member responsible for education and training.

Since joining Napier Port in 1998, Warren has worked across a diverse range of corporate and operational roles. As General Manager Container Operations, he is responsible for Napier Port’s container terminal, the Port Pack operation, our empty depot network and Plant Services. Warren has previously served as Napier Port’s Finance Manager and as manager of the onsite packing facility Port Pack. Prior to joining Napier Port, Warren was Chief Financial Officer at Montana Wines.

Warren is a Chartered Accountant, and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

As Napier Port’s General Manager Infrastructure Services, Michel is responsible for the maintenance, planning and construction of all port infrastructure, as well as overseeing our environmental management programme. Michel comes from a strong background in marine engineering, having previously held roles with Queensland’s Gladstone Ports Corporation and Fremantle Ports in Perth, along with specialist dredging firms.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture from the Australian Maritime College and a Graduate Diploma in Maritime and Logistics Management from the University of Tasmania.

Bruce is responsible for the development of our cruise operation and will oversee the future integration of major infrastructure investments. Bruce has more than 30 years’ in the shipping sector behind him and prior to joining Napier Port in 2005, worked across the globe for P&O Nedlloyd.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Massey University, sits on the board of the New Zealand Cruise Association and takes an active role in various marine operational forums.