Jean-Paul graduated as a civil engineer from Karlsruhe University (Germany) and gained a PhD in transport management from Lincoln University. He has 25 years of professional experience split between consultancies and academia and is currently a senior lecturer at Lincoln University with an expertise and passion in transport & urban planning, multi-modal freight logistics, energy & waste management, associated with a strong link to economics. Prior to academia, Jean-Paul worked for two consultancies in Germany where he specialised in air quality, contaminated sites, Jean-Paul Thull solid waste, infrastructure and project management. Jean-Paul is a Fellow the of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), the CILT southern section chairman, member of CILT BOP committee, academic member of the NZ Institute of Architects (NZIA), the Lincoln University delegate at NERI (National Energy Research Institute) and the newly appointed New Zealand president of the Eastern Asian Society of Transport Studies (EASTS). In his capacities above he enjoys networking and bringing professionals of different expertise together to help shaping a sustainable future for New Zealand with a strong passion for the Bay of Plenty. Greg has a 30 year history in inventory and logistics management. Specifically in the home improvement retail arena he has been involved in stores ranging from 500m2 to 10,000m2. Completing his MBA in 2006 he developed an interest in education and moved into this sector specialising in Logistics and Freight then also moving into Strategic Management and Marketing. Greg teaches at both Under Graduate and Greg Bold Post Graduate levels and maintains industry currency via a number of directorships within the home improvement retail industry. He has been a Chartered Member of CILT for 3 years and was recently appointed Chair of the BOP / Waikato section. Greg also holds professional memberships with the HR institute of NZ and the Institute of Directors. Marinus works for the NZ Transport Agency as the Portfolio Manager for Freight in the Strategy & Performance Group. He has been at the NZTA since 2009 and beforeMarinus LaRooij that worked for the Ministry of Transport and the Department for Courts. In his time in the transport sector her has worked on aspects of maritime, road, rail and aviation policy matters. Ken commenced as CEO of the Road Transport Forum in July 2010. He has been the CEO of four industry Associations and served 5 terms as a member of Parliament between 1984 and 2005. He is a former Minister of Fisheries and Associate Minister Ken Shirley of Agriculture, Forestry and Health. Ken is a Director of GNS Science and the Motor Industry Training Organisation. He is also a member of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.
Cameron is responsible for the Mainfreight International Tauranga Branch in New Zealand comprising our Airfreight, Seafreight, Documentation and Customs Clearance operations. Mainfreight International is a world class logistics service provider. With annual turnover in excess of $1.5bn per annum and 165 office locations throughout the world. Expertise include: Export Documentation, Airfreight, Cameron Hill Seafreight, Trade Facilitation. Cameron joined Mainfreight as a member of our graduate intake during 1999, having completed a Bachelor of Management Studies degree at Waikato University. Has held a variety of roles at Mainfreight across our Logistics, Domestic Transport and International Air/Ocean Business most recently as Tauranga Branch Manager for Mainfreight Air and Ocean where he has a team of 15 and revenue turnover of $9m per annum. Mark Worsley is currently employed as the Dept. General Manager/Operations Manager for Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL). He has over 20 years experience predominantly in the liner shipping industry, including working for shipping agencies and directly for the owners or principals. He has completed a Masters Degree at Mark Worsley Lincoln University in Transport Management. He was also recently awarded (jointly with with David Kriel) the 2012 CILT – Ministry of Transport award for outstanding achievement at a Masters Level in a research project, dissertation, or thesis for his dissertation on "The Feasibility of Larger Container Vessels of up to 7000 TEU calling in New Zealand”. Steve is chief executive of Pacifica Shipping, part of the Skeggs Group of companies. Based in Auckland he is responsible for Pacificas two-strong fleet of container vessels as well as its land-based transport, distribution and freight logistics operations.These activities cover the entire domestic freight and distribution market with all forms of surface transport. The coastal shipping services provide regular links Steve Chapman with seven of the countrys leading import/export ports. Previously Pacifica’s general manager of operations, Steve took over his current role in early 2011. He began his transport career in the freight forwarding industry 25 years ago. In 1994 he joined Pacifica’s sales team and has held several positions since then, including Pacifica Express terminal manager and Auckland branch manager.Steve enjoys playing golf, fishing, watching rugby and calling a spade a spade. Graeme Marshall is Commercial Manager at Port of Tauranga Limited, whose current portfolio includes management of the port’s operations and the marketing and business development of the Company. Graeme commenced his port career in 1978 at Port of Napier as the Port Promotion Officer. He has extensive networks across tourism, freight and logistics, ports and transport and is a director of Auckland basedGraeme Marshall companies involved in transport, warehousing distribution and empty container handling. Graeme is currently the Deputy Chairman of Cruise New Zealand, is on the Governance Board of the economic development group, Bay of Connections and has recently been appointed as the transport representative on the Biosecurity Ministerial Advisory Committee.
In the current National-led Government, Simon is Minister of Consumer Affairs and Associate Minister of Transport and Climate Change Issues. Prior to standing for Parliament, Simon was a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the District and High Courts. Educated at University of Auckland, completing a BA(Political Science and History) and LLB(Hons). He received a Senior Law Prize. Later completing a Bachelor of Civil Law at University of Oxford. He also went to London School of Economics and worked as an intern at the British House of Commons after receiving the Chevening-Hon. Simon Bridges Hansard Society Fellowship. Simon was elected in 2008 as MP for Tauranga, he was successful again in 2011 winning his seat with the 5th highest majority support in NZ. While Simon has worked across a number of issues, 2010 noted a significant achievement for him. Initiating a Private Members Bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act so that animal cruelty is better dealt with by the Courts. This legislative change quickly developed grassroots support and became a Government bill. The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill toughened the regime for offending against animals in a comprehensive way and became law 1 July 2010. Campbell is a Transport and Logistics executive with 17 years business experience. Campbell started his career as a Sales Executive selling new business for CourierPost and moved to Regional Sales Manager taking on the responsibility of all sales activity in the Wellington Region. Campbell then moved in a range of operational roles running key regional, branch and terminal logistics activities at which he gained valuable leadership skills in operational performance, contract management, process improvement, KPI management and people leadership. In 1999 Campbell relocated to Auckland and became the Northern Regional Manager for CourierPost. Following Campbell McNee the purchase of SkyRoad and XP brands by New Zealand Post, Campbell played a lead role in integrating the operational activities into one entity. Campbell was promoted to National Operations Manager CourierPost with prime accountability for the establishment of a new state of the art operating facility at Highbrook. In 2008 Campbell was promoted to General Manager of a newly acquired entity of Express Couriers namely Roadstar Transport. For the last 2 years Campbell has transferred his leadership and logistics skills to the rail industry in his role as Regional Manager KiwiRail Freight. Barry is a Principal Advisor in Highways Network Operations NZTA for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region. He has 40 years experience in civil and transportation engineering and has managed State Highway network assets in South Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty for 20 of those years. He has been involved in the investigation stage of many large roading projects including Katikati, Te Puke, Huntly and Te Rapa bypasses, as well as Kopu bridge. During his 13 years of managing the Barry Dowsett East Waikato network, he also managed a significant number of roading improvements including completing seal extension of SH25 around the Coromandel Peninsula and development of the Whitianga bypass. More recently he has returned to Transport Planning and is managing Hamilton Southern Links investigation, as well as a number of highway strategic studies for SH1 and SH29 over the Kaimai ranges. He has been involved in developing Regional Land Transport Strategies and programmes for both BoP and Waikato.
Mike has spent over 30 years in the forest industry, 20 of which were spent driving and owning log trucks. In the later years while still owning his own company, Mike managed and sat on the boards of several larges scale transport companies specific to log cartage and provided logistical services to a number of forest companies. He then crossed the fence and took a role with one of the large corporate forest owners at the time, Fletcher Challenge Forests and eventually heading their log logisticsMike Spiers team. Following the sale of the FCF forest estate Mike took up a role with PF Olsen, one of the companies employed to manage a large part of what was the FCF estate, on behalf of two large international investors initially looking after the transport and logistics aspect but now oversees the management of the Harvest Planning, Engineering, Harvesting and distribution functions for the same client base, with an annual harvest of 1.7 million tonne. Ian has been involved in the New Zealand Kiwifruit industry in various roles for the last 23 years. Starting with the coordination of transport resources for the loading of chartered reefer vessels, this was followed by a senior operations role at a large post- harvest business, which then led onto a General Manager’s role for one of the industry supply company’s providing fruit to Zespri as the industry’s Exporter, thisIan Mearns role involved negotiation of major industry supply agreements and operating systems. For the last six years Ian has been General Manager of Tauranga Kiwifruit Logistics which operates the New Zealand on-shore logistics functions from the coolstores / packhouse’s to where our product is loaded onto a vessel for export. The business operates at various ports around the country. Daniel is the Secretary of the Importers Institute and a past president of the New Zealand and world federations of Customs Brokers. He is a principal of DSL LogisticsDaniel Silva Ltd, a firm of 3PL service providers, Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders that he founded in 1986 and has offices and distribution centres in Auckland and a software subsidiary that specialises in solutions for forwarders and importers. Married with three adult daughters much of my career has been supervising and managing technical operations in New Zealand and offshore. These operations have included, marine related projects, mineral, environmental and materials laboratories, environmental rectification projects and cargo surveying. Returning to New Zealand in 1992 Ken led the team that established Coastal Tankers Limited, a joint venture company owned by BP Caltex Mobil and Shell. This company consolidated and reformed segments of the New Zealand oil supply chain and operated and traded four ocean going oil tankers. After a spell managing the Nelson Port Company and then seven years working with CentrePort, Ken spent time managing P&O Port’s NewKen Harris Zealand operations and then headed the NZ Quarantine service leaving in 2006 to be part of the buy out of P&O Port’s New Zealand. This business now trades as NZL group. Ken holds or have recently held various directorships in the bio-security, marine, aviation and transport businesses here and in Australia and assisted with aspects of world cup management and the regional EMA and Chamber of commerce operations. Between 1996 and 2003 he completed an MBS and MBA with Massey and undertook post graduate study at Insead’s Fontainebleau Campus in 2003. He retains a share holding in NZL and spends time with the management team each week although this does compete with the time available to be with the family which includes a beautiful new aeroplane hangered at Whenuapai. .