Derek Nind is the new Chief Executive of CentrePort.
Mr Nind is currently the General Manager, Commercial at CentrePort, having joined the company in 2013, following a significant career associated with the port sector.
Mr Nind will commence his new role from 18 December.
Chairman Warren Larsen said "Derek was appointed following an extensive recruitment process. He brings a strong commercial focus to the company, which is vital to our ongoing success and efforts to be the port of choice for central New Zealand."
"The company has been producing very positive results, which Derek has been a key part of. His appointment will support sustaining that positive momentum."
Mr Nind said "I am very satisfied with CentrePort's progress to date, and I am extremely focused on meeting the needs of our expanding customer base in central New Zealand."
Mr Larsen said "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing Chief Executive Blair O'Keeffe for his leadership of the company over the last seven years."
"During his tenure the company has refocused its strategy, re-capitalised, redeveloped its culture and grown its earnings materially. He has also brought a strong focus to health and safety. He leaves on the very best of terms and with our good wishes."
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