board of directors

board of directors

South Port is governed by a Board of 6 Independent Directors. They are:

Rex Chapman - Chairman


Mr Chapman is a Senior Litigation and Commercial Partner in Invercargill law firm Cruickshank Pryde.

Rick Christie

MSc (Hons), AFInstD, CRSNZ

Mr Christie is a Company Director based in Wellington. He is currently Chairman of Ebos Group Ltd & Service IQ and independent Chairman of NeSI. Directorships are held on Acurity Health Ltd & Solnet Solutions Ltd.

Prior to becoming a professional Director, Mr Christie held a number of government appointments and was a Chief Executive of a number of companies in the private sector. In 2011 he was made a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Philip Cory-Wright

BCA, LLB (Hons)

Mr Cory-Wright is a Company Director and a Strategic Adviser based in Auckland. He is a director of the Local Government Funding Agency and was a member of the Local Government Infrastructure Expert Advisory Group. He has specialised in infrastructure businesses and recent roles include being an adviser to Kordia, Solid Energy, Auckland Airport and ACC.

Thomas Foggo

Mr Foggo is based in Invercargill and is the Southland Manager for Sanford. He has held senior management positions and Directorships in the Seafood Industry for over 36 years and has for the past 18 years been a Director of Live Lobster Southland. He is also a Director of Invercargill Airport.

Clare Kearney


Mrs Kearney holds a degree in Agricultural Science, majoring in Farm Business Management and Dairy Science. She holds a Masters of Professional Studies having completed her Masters’ thesis on Governance in 2013.

Mrs Kearney is currently Chairperson of Network Waitaki Ltd, Chairperson of Sport Otago and the Waitaki Safer Community Trust. Mrs Kearney was the winner of the Institute of Directors Otago Branch Aspiring Director Award in 2014. In recognition of this award Mrs Kearney acted as an observer director to the Dunedin City Holdings subsidiary company Taieri Gorge Railway Ltd during 2015.

Jeremy McClean

BCom, CA

Mr McClean is a practising Chartered Accountant in Southland. He is a Principal in Invercargill accounting firm Malloch McClean Ltd, holds a Public Practice Certificate with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Justice of the Peace. Mr McClean has provided business advice to a number of Southland rural and urban businesses for more than 30 years.