Port of Tauranga Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Leader
Tuesday 03 March 2020
Port of Tauranga Limited has appointed two new members to their Executive Team following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.
Blair Hamill will lead Port of Tauranga’s commercial and operations functions, overseeing around 180 of the Port’s 230 staff. Blair replaces Leonard Sampson, who was appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer in September 2019. Blair is currently the Chief Global Supply Officer for Zespri International and has worked for the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit for the past 20 years. He has held a variety of senior roles at Zespri including Global Commercial Manager and is a former Chartered Accountant.
Simon Kebbell will take on the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 July 2020. Simon will succeed Steve Gray who retires at the end of June after 12 years as CFO after 32 years with the Company. Simon is currently Port of Tauranga’s Finance and IT Manager, and Company Secretary. He joined the Company in 2003. Prior to being employed by Port of Tauranga, Simon was Manager – Internal Audit for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Singapore. He also held senior positions at Ernst & Young in Singapore and Auckland.