Ken is one of the most highly respected figures in the port and container industries. Previous positions have included Managing Director of Port Nelson, Managing Director of CentrePort Wellington, and CEO of P&O Ports NZ Ltd. In 2006, Ken led a management buy out of NZL Group, then owned by P&O Ports NZ Ltd, and was CEO of the company up to its merger with United Containers Limited. At that time he became Managing Director of ContainerCo.
Ken has held a number of directorships in the transport and logistics sector, including Torres Industries Pty Ltd, Conlinxx Ltd, Matrix Logistics Ltd and Dairy Transport Logistics Services Ltd.
Ken is a beneficial shareholder in ContainerCo via NZL Infrastructure Limited.
GM – Finance and Strategy
George is a chartered accountant, whose career began at McCulloughs Chartered Accountants (formerly KPMG, now part of BDO Spicers Group). He was a partner in business advisory for eight years. Previous roles include CFO, Southern Capital; Joint CEO Hirequip; GM/CFO, Ecopoint, a start up in the LED lighting industry, and contract CFO, Cedanco.
George is currently an independent director of TeamTalk, a NZX listed company, and has previously been a director of Gisborne Port.
GM – Container Depot Operations
With more than 30 years’ experience in the shipping and container industry, Rob provides a valuable contribution to the ContainerCo leadership team.
Rob’s diverse career in the industry started as a container surveyor, and over the years he steadily progressed through to business development and management positions. From managing key customer relationships to establishing new sites and operations, Rob has had exposure to all aspects of the port and container park operations.
Rob leads our container storage and servicing business nationwide.
GM – Hire and Sales
Neil’s career has 40 years’ experience in the hire and sales of containers domestically and internationally, along with extensive experience in logistics and business management. Prior to joining ContainerCo in 2011, Neil was the commercial manager at SpaceWise, a competitor in the container hire and sales field.
Other roles in the logistics area include global director of logistics for Swire Shipping, logistics manager for Shipping Corporation of New Zealand and container controller for Hamburg Sud, Melbourne.