Te Reo

Our People

Whanganui Port is operated by the Whanganui Port Operating Company. The Port Company manages day to day aspects of the Port, along with the Whanganui Port infrastructure project under Te Pūwaha.

The Port Company brings port business experience, industrial expertise and an independent focus to the port as a commercial entity, to produce financial and strategic returns to Whanganui District Council, via Whanganui District Council Holdings Ltd.

In addition, the Whanganui Port Limited Partnership now owns all assets associated with the Whanganui Port which were previously owned by the Whanganui District Council.

Board of Directors

Whanganui Port - Mark Petersen
Mark Petersen
Whanganui Port Operating Company;
Whanganui Port Limited Partnership

Mark Petersen is a very experienced director and technical operator who brings a set of specific skills and experience to the Whanganui Port. He has a strong background in property and port governance, including Augusta Capital Limited, Shortland Properties and CentrePort . He has also been actively involved in the Whanganui Port as a transitional director, laying the foundations for a successfully revitalised port.

Ken Mair
Whanganui Port Operating Company;
Whanganui Port Limited Partnership

Bio to come.

Whanganui Port - Nick Wareham
Nick Wareham
Whanganui Port Operating Company;
Whanganui Port Limited Partnership

Nick Wareham brings a wide range of skills and experience, having held senior executive positions in both the private and public sector across ports, airports, forestry and commercial property. He has operated within and is familiar with central and regional government as well as having served as a director on joint ventures.


Rachel Haapu
Port Operations Officer

Email: Rachel.haapu@whanganui.govt.nz
Ph: 027 220 2144

Gregory Robinson
Port Operations Assistant

Email: Greg.robinson@whanganui.govt.nz
Ph: 027 233 2274