We operate the region’s port and marinas, and facilitate the operation and growth of some of Marlborough’s most significant industries, including recreational boating, forestry, fishing, marine farming, and domestic and international tourism, including cruise.
The port provides the South Island terminal for Cook Strait passenger and freight ferries at Picton, it operates New Zealand’s deepest export shipping berth at Waimahara Wharf in Shakespeare Bay, and a multipurpose berth at Waitohi Wharf in Picton Harbour. Picton is a busy cruise ship port and is able to accommodate the world’s largest class of cruise vessels in Shakespeare Bay.
A significant part of our operation is Marlborough Sounds Marinas – New Zealand’s largest marina operator outside of Auckland, which comprises of three marinas including Picton, Waikawa and Havelock. The marinas provide facilities including marina berths, boatsheds and secure compound parking for over 1,500 vessels.
The extension of Waikawa Marina has now begun and is on track for completion in 2022, and will provide an additional 251 berths with quick access to the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Port Marlborough has two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Waikawa Marina Trustee Limited and PMNZ Marina Holdings Limited, both of which were established to facilitate the sale of long-term berth entitlements in the Waikawa Marina Trust area in the 1990s.
We’ve embarked on a journey to evolve our more traditional infrastructure-focused port business to a designed, sustainable operation; a best-in-class specialist port.
This means realigning priorities and encouraging new thinking and behaviours to evolve as an organisation. We’ve worked with our people to develop a clear expression of what matters to us and how we think, operate, act and interact – between ourselves, with our customers, with our communities and with other stakeholders. One thing is clear to us: Port Marlborough’s legacy in our province runs deep.
Our physical, operational and economic presence in the geography and communities of Picton, Waikawa, Havelock and the wider Sounds make a real difference to environmental, social and economic outcomes for these places and their people. The port supports the success of others – our business and recreational customers, iwi, communities, industry stakeholders and our shareholder.
We recognise the beauty and importance of the Marlborough Sounds environment and the way it has supported our people, lifestyle and economy over centuries – It’s vital that we protect our unique environment to sustain future generations.
Our decisions have a far reaching, long lasting and cumulative effect – and they matter. We know that genuine success needs to be measured across environmental and social outcomes as well as financial metrics. We’re clear on what drives us, and we’re working hard to lead the way as an environmentally restorative port, driving success for Marlborough.
We’ve embraced the task of evolving our internal culture and decision making to put people, the planet and prosperity through partnerships at the heart of the thinking and actions across our team everywhere, every day.
The safety, health and wellbeing of our people and all those operating and visiting our sites comes first. We value wellbeing – Hauora – and have invested in additional skills, training and engineering solutions in pursuit of our goal of zero harm.
We’re redoubling our effort and investment for Port Marlborough’s part in protecting the future through environmental guardianship and restoration – Kaitiakitanga – because we know that aiming for minimal environmental impact isn’t enough.
Our commitment to a partnership approach, working together – Mahi Tahi – embraces all of our partnerships – with staff, customers, iwi, communities and other stakeholders. We’re reaching beyond ‘corporate citizenship’, instead striving to be a genuine community partner. We’re actively developing new and stronger relationships, communicating more openly, and specifically targeting our support for community initiatives to those aligned with our values.
And overall, we seek to act with integrity – Pono – in everything we do, delivering excellence – Kairangatira – to our customers and excellent economic outcomes for our Shareholder and the region.
Connie Smith General Manager Communications and Engagement | Poutoko Whakapāpā
Connie holds a vital role in our strategic efforts, focusing on advancing our social and cultural objectives and developing community partnerships. She provides oversight for Port Marlborough’s sponsorship portfolio and leads in media liaison, internal and external communications, and in the development of meaningful engagement within our stakeholder communities. Corporate publishing and reporting are also under Connie’s responsibility.
Anthony Burgess General Manager Health, Safety & Wellbeing | Poutoko Hauora, Haumaru me te Oranga
Anthony leads the commitment to providing a healthy and safe working environment for all employees, customers, contractors and visitors to our workplace. To ensure the wellbeing of our people, in everything we do, we prioritise the Port Marlborough core value of Hauora – we work together to sustain what keeps us healthy.
Ryan Lock General Manager Port and Marine | Poutoko Pōta, Moana
Ryan’s team delivers professional pilotage, towage and land-based services so our port customers can go about their business safely. The Port teams manage maritime safety and security, border and biosecurity in close cooperation with regulators. Ryan is also engaged in making sure the port is prepared to meet the continually growing and changing needs of customers.
Rhys Welbourn Chief Executive Officer | Te Tumu Whakarae
Rhys leads the Senior Leadership team in the achievement of the company’s strategic goals and vision; balancing strategic planning in terms of outcomes on people, planet and prosperity. Rhys supports and enables our people, our customers and our community in their efforts.
Anouk Euzeby General Manager Marinas and Property | Poutoko Herenga Waka me ngā Papa
Anouk oversees the marinas and property teams. Meeting customer needs in a win-win way is a priority for Anouk’s team, as they focus on building commercial relationships as well as the development of new business opportunities around the port’s marinas and commercial land holdings. The large and geographically spread marinas team ensures recreational boating customers enjoy the Marlborough Sounds as a premium boating destination from our world-class marinas at Havelock, Picton and Waikawa.
Nicky Dowling General Manager, People & Culture | Poutoko Tāngata, Ahurea
With the port’s workforce now reaching a size and scale necessitating focussed in-house human resources expertise, Nicky’s appointment underscores our commitment to our people. Nicky will lead recruitment for the business, fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture, and support the development of our people
Dean Craighead General Manager Finance and Technology | Poutoko Ahumoni, Hangarau
Dean’s team delivers the company’s financial and business services, optimising profitability and development opportunities. Management of technology also comes within Dean’s responsibility and making sure the port can continue investing in assets and people to deliver on our vision and to support future growth.
Gavin Beattie General Manager Infrastructure and Environment | Poutoko Tūāhanga, Taiao
Gavin leads the engineering, environment and workshop teams to proactively develop and maintain port and marina infrastructure, and achieve our environmental sustainability targets. Infrastructure planning goals include long term resilience, innovation to continually improve operational environmental performance, and designing safety and sustainability outcomes into all projects.
(L-R) Colin Crampton, Martin Fletcher, Warren McNabb (Chair), Jennifer Moxon, Heather Roy, Richard Olliver.