Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Port Nelson Appoints New CEO


2ND August 2019, Port Nelson Limited has appointed Hugh Morrison as new CEO effective of 9 September 2019, taking over from Acting CEO Matt McDonald, following the departure of previous long serving CEO, Martin Byrne who stood down in late July.

The Port Nelson Board of Directors made the announcement of the leadership appointment today following a rigorous recruitment process which attracted an exceptional level of applicants.

Hugh Morrison will bring a wealth of experience to Port Nelson. His previous experience includes implementation of multiple capital works and property projects both in New Zealand and overseas. Mr Morrison’s latest role has been in a consultant capacity and his most recent Executive position was Managing Director at Opus International (Malaysia). He has also held multiple directorships and has completed the Stanford University Executive Management Programme.

His many years of executive experience have required very strong leadership skills and high-level strategic thinking, skills that will be vital to the Port in its next chapter of development; in an era of ever evolving global corporate and shipping environments which place growing focus on innovation, sustainability, collaboration and long-term strategy decisions.

Port Nelson Limited Chair, Phil Lough has commented “backed by an engineering degree and MBA, together with a career of 20 years of General Management and CEO roles and 16 years governance experience Hugh Morrison is well equipped to drive the growth and development of Port Nelson

Mr. Morrison and his wife will be moving to Nelson to take up the role at Port Nelson, the Nelson-Tasman region’s gateway to the world.

I was attracted to the role at Port Nelson because of its vital role in servicing the region, its strong balance sheet and very capable team” expressed Mr. Morrison.

In FY2019 Port Nelson recorded a revenue of $70.7 Million, 3.9m cargo throughput tonnes, 804 vessel visits and employs 215 staff from the region. The Port Nelson umbrella also incorporates QuayPack, QuayConnect, Stevedoring and the Calwell Slipway business entities as well as a substantial property portfolio.

Port Nelson Board of Directors looks forward to welcoming Hugh Morrison to the role of CEO in early September.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment remains around its maximum sustainable level while inflation remains below the 2 percent target mid-point but within our target range... More>>

ALSO:

Food Prices: Avocados At Lowest Price In Almost Three Years

Avocados are at their cheapest average price since February 2017, with tomato, lettuce, and cucumber prices also falling, Stats NZ said today. More>>

Auckland Port Move: Cabinet Ministers Deliberate On Report

Cabinet ministers now have a copy of a report urging the government to move the Auckland port up north, but say no final decisions have been made. More>>

ALSO:

Toxicology Tests Planned: Dead Rats Washed Up On Beaches

As many as 600 rats washed up on Westport's North Beach over the weekend to the horror of locals. DOC said they may have been killed by a recent 1080 poison drop 140km away and washed down the Buller River after heavy rain battered the coast. More>>

ALSO: