Freight Futures 2030

Shaping New Zealand’s logistics and supply chain for a sustainable future

Government and policy regulation updates from

Michael Wood

PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY to the Minister for Ethnic Communities MP, Mt Roskill

MP for Mt Roskill Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities Chair of the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee Michael has spent many years working at the grassroots level in Mt Roskill, driven by the core belief that people do well when living in strong, fair, and supportive communities. He has been a member of the Puketapapa Local Board since 2010, winning Council investment to upgrade local parks and speaking up on local issues like the Three Kings quarry development and the campaign to save seniors’ social housing at Liston Village. Some of Michael’s other career highlights have been his work for Habitat Humanity, his work as chair of his local Board of Trustees, and the number of years he spent as a senior negotiator for the Finance Sector union Finsec, ensuring that the big Aussie banks gave their New Zealand workers a fair deal. Through his work in various organisations, Michael has developed a strong view that if we get the basics right — good jobs with fair wages, decent housing, and a strong public education system — we’ll solve many other social issues. Along with his wife Julie and their three young sons, Michael lives in Roskill South where he loves to tramp along the Waikowhai Coast (trapping the odd rat and possum along the way), tends to a very neglected vegetable garden, and likes to listen to deeply unfashionable 70s rock.

Bryn Gandy

Deputy Chief Executive - Strategy & Investment

Ministry of Transport

Bryn is an experienced public service leader having held senior roles in the defence, health, internal affairs, justice, and social and children’s sectors. Bryn joined the Ministry of Transport from the Ministry of Defence where he was Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy, Governance and People. He led that Ministry’s transformation to improve its delivery of long-range strategy and policy advice, as well as a $20 billion capital programme. In prior roles, Bryn has led agency and sector policy and strategy initiatives, including an IPANZ Supreme Award winner for business transformation.
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Kevin Gunn

GM Supply Chain

Coles

Kevin Gunn is the General Manager of Supply Chain at Coles – a position he was appointed in April 2017 after successfully developing a Supply Chain Centre of Excellence at Coles. In his current role, Kevin is responsible for delivering great Availability and improving freshness for our customers whilst delivering improved efficiencies throughout our Supply Chain. Kevin previously worked in a variety of leadership roles for Safeway and Asda Walmart in the United Kingdom, prior to joining Coles in 2009 as a Regional Manager for a number of regions in Victoria. In 2013, Kevin was appointed the Zone General Manager in South Australia, leading the operations team. In 2014, Kevin transitioned to the Supply Chain Senior Leadership team and led the restructure of Coles Supply Chain and Total Loss teams. Kevin has completed an MBA at Napier University Edinburgh’s and is currently on Coles’ steering committee for Woman in Leadership.
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