Port Taranaki Ltd has a workforce of more than 100 across marine, operations, infrastructure, commercial, and support services (human resources, IT, health and safety, and finance).

Our people are highly skilled, providing services that are valued by our customers and always with a focus on high standards of health and safety.

We train and upskill our people, so that as a collective they have the ability to respond and adapt quickly to business demands and provide supply chain continuity that is essential for our region.

Board of Directors

Port Taranaki is governed by an independent board of directors, which includes two appointments from its owner, the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). The board establishes the strategic direction of the company, and all decisions are made in the best interests of the Taranaki community.

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Richard Krogh

Chair - BE (Hons) (Electrical)

Richard has been Port Taranaki board chair since late 2019 and has been a director since 2012.... Read more

David MacLeod


Appointed to the Port Taranaki board of directors in 2001, David is chair of the Taranaki Regional Council,…... Read more

Peter Dryden

BAg Sc

An experienced senior executive and director, Peter was appointed to the Port Taranaki board in May 2016.... Read more

Charlotte Littlewood

MFin, BA (Hons)

Charlotte is a chartered director, a regional councillor, and holds a variety of governance roles.... Read more

Kathy Meads

BCom (Accountancy), FCA

Kathy is a professional director, and was appointed to the Port Taranaki board in December 2017.... Read more

Graeme Marshall

Graeme has worked in the port industry for more than 40 years, holding senior management roles at Port…... Read more

Executive Management Team

Simon Craddock

Chief Executive Officer - BE (Hons) Mech, BCom, CMInstD

Simon joined as Port Taranaki Chief Executive Officer in October 2021, following a career spanning professional services, engineering,…... Read more

Allan Melhuish

Chief Financial Officer - BE (Hons) Electrical and Electronic, PGDipBA, BCA (Hons)

Allan leads the Finance team, which covers accounting, risk and compliance, treasury, tax, internal audit, procurement and company…... Read more

Ross Dingle

Head of Commercial - BBS

Ross has responsibility for leading the commercial, marketing, customer and community aspects of the Port Taranaki business, including…... Read more

Catherine Lo-Giacco

General Manager of People & Safety - BSocSC

Catherine leads the Human Resources and Safety team at Port Taranaki.... Read more

John Maxwell

General Manager Infrastructure - BSc, PGDip

John joined the company fulltime in 2020, having previously assisted with Port Taranaki risk reduction projects.... Read more

Captain Ashley McDonald

Head of Operations - BSc (Chemistry, Oceanography)

As Head of Operations, Ashley leads the group of teams that cover pilotage and marine management, tugs and…... Read more

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