Introducing CentrePort's Board of Directors

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Lachie Johnstone (Chairman)
John Monaghan (Director)
Kerrie-Lee Magill (Director)

Lachie Johnstone is the Chairman of the CentrePort Ltd and CentrePort Properties Ltd.

He is also on the Board of Governors for Kings College in Auckland a director of the C.Alma Baker Trust (NZ) Ltd and a number of privately owned companies.

He is a graduate of the University of Auckland and his commercial and governance experience has been in the agriculture, logistics and education sectors.


John Monaghan has extensive experience in influencing, leading and implementing change as a trustee, director, chairman and shareholder.

He is the Chair of the Fonterra Board.

He is a past Chair of the Fonterra Shareholders Council and the Governance Development Committee.

John’s farming interests include farms in the Wairarapa and Canterbury. He has widespread involvements in farming and the business community within New Zealand.


Kerrie -Lee Magill is a commercially focussed senior lawyer with 25 years' experience in several large corporates in New Zealand and the UK.

Kerrie-Lee managed legal and commercial risk for a number of large infrastructure projects at Shell International and has a strong HSE risk governance focus.

She is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and has LLB and BCA (Economics) degrees from Victoria University of Wellington.

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Sophie Haslem (Director)
Martin Lewington (Director)
Nicki Crauford (Director)

Sophie Haslem has a background in corporate finance and strategy consulting.

Over a 20 year executive career with Citibank NA, ANZ Investment Bank, Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young, and New Zealand Post, she has worked with a diverse range of companies in both New Zealand and Australia.

Sophie has a depth of knowledge with respect to: strategic planning, innovation, investment analysis, mergers & acquisitions, funding structures, and performance/value drivers.

She is also a Director of Rangatira Limited, The MetService Limited, Magritek Limited, NZ Experience Limited, and a Trustee of The Akina Foundation.

Sophie is a Chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors, and has a BCom and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from The University of Melbourne.


Martin Lewington is the Country Corporate Officer of Marsh & McLennan NZ and CEO of Mercer NZ. He has over 30 years’ experience in corporate advisory consulting.

Prior to joining Mercer in 2006, Martin worked for a boutique investment bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and EY. His background covers a range of consulting projects in New Zealand and the United Kingdom including Treaty of Waitangi settlements, corporate finance projects, investment consulting, privatisations and governance.

Martin holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University, is a CA member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.


Nicki Crauford has extensive governance and senior management experience in energy, water and telecommunications utilities. She brings a combination of technical, commercial and strategic skills to the board. As well as utilities her governance portfolio has spanned science research and development, fire and emergency management and environmental protection and regulation.

Nicki has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a doctorate in applied science from the University of Southampton and has worked in the oil and gas, energy and banking sectors.

Nicki chairs GNS Science and the Electricity Authority, is a director of Watercare Services,  and is a trustee of the Wellington Regional Trust Stadium.

She is a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.