Board of Directors

  • David Pilkington - Northport Ltd Chairman

    David Pilkington was a member of Fonterra's senior executive team.  He holds Directorships in Excelsa Associates Ltd, Domett Properties Ltd, Tongariro Investments Ltd, Watt Land Co Ltd and Primeport Timaru Ltd.  He is also a Trustee of New Zealand Community Trust.

    Mr Pilkington chairs Hellers Ltd, Rangatira Limited, Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Port of Tauranga.   He has a strong background in marketing, international business and supply chain logistics. He joined the Board of Port of Tauranga Ltd in July 2005.

  • Sir John Goulter KNZM, JP - Chairman Marsden Maritime Holdings Ltd and Northport Ltd Director

    Sir John is former Managing Director of Auckland International Airport Ltd. He is a former Chairman of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and United Carriers Group, as well as being a former Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Television New Zealand and Vector Ltd. He is currently Chairman of Marsden Maritime Holdings Ltd and The New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust.

    In 2003 he was inducted as a Laureate into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame and was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Business and the Community. In 2009 his re-designation as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit was advised by Her Majesty the Queen.

  • Mark Cairns - Port of Tauranga Chief Executive and Northport Ltd Director

    Mark Cairns has been Chief Executive of Port of Tauranga Limited since 2005.  Prior to joining Port of Tauranga, he was Chief Executive of C3 Limited (formerly Toll Owens Limited) for five years.  He is a Director of Northport Limited and Quality Marshalling Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Meridian Energy Limited in July 2012.

    Mark has a First Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, a degree in Business Studies and a Master of Management. He is a Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, a member of the Institute of Directors and a member of LEADR (accredited mediator).

  • Murray Jagger - Northport Ltd & Marsden Maritime Holdings Director

    Murray is a long standing resident of Northland where he runs a significant dairy and beef farming operation.  He has a Diploma in Agriculture from Massey University and is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.  Murray has been a Director of Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) since 2000.  He is also a Director of Co-operative Business NZ, President of the Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society, Advisory Member to Beef and Lamb Genetics Beef Advisory Group and is an Officer of the Fire Service.  Mr Jagger is considered to be an Independent Director.