Nexus Logistics is a nationwide intermodal container logistics provider offering comprehensive and independent solutions to the import/export sector as well as domestic cargo owners.
We facilitate efficient flows of cargo across New Zealand utilising an optimised network of road, rail and coastal transport modes, regional infrastructure and asset providers, and strategically located intermodal freight hubs situated along key freight corridors.
Drawing on the experience and capability of parent company, Ports of Auckland, Nexus will engage with cargo owners, shipping companies and stakeholders, to help develop the national supply chain infrastructure.
- Ports of Auckland is the port for New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. It is the country’s largest container port and import hub, the premier cruise port and the main vehicle import gateway. A key partner to export and import industries, Ports of Auckland is 100% owned by Auckland Council Investments Ltd, for the benefit of Auckland Ratepayers
Nexus Management Team
Although the company itself is a new player in the industry, Nexus Logistics has acquired senior people who have devoted their careers to logistics.
Led by CEO Mike Lightfoot, the role of the management team is to define Nexus’ strategic direction and drive the business to deliver on it. The company’s senior management team has between them a total of 190 years’ industry experience.
Mike is an experienced and award-winning CEO, and has lead companies such as Milmeq Ltd, a global exporter of protein processing equipment and Buckley Systems Ltd, a high tech manufacturing business also exporting to the global market.
As CEO of Milmeq, Mike successfully led the company's expansion and was recognised by winning the Supreme Award at the 2015 Westpac Business Excellence Awards Auckland, and the 2015 New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Excellence in Innovation award. He also led Buckley Systems Ltd to win the American Chamber of Commerce Exporter of the Year award and then win the overall Supreme Business award.
New Zealand is a long, thin, rugged, sparsely populated trading nation, miles from anywhere. An efficient supply chain is essential to our well-being, but hard to deliver. I love a challenge and strive to drive improvement within the businesses I lead. Logistics is an exciting area of business and as our population grows, import and export simply grows with it. That’s an exciting opportunity.
Ben FausettNational Business Development Manager
Ben Fausett brings 20 years experience in transport and logistics to the Nexus team. Since gaining a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Auckland University, Ben has built up an extensive knowledge of the logistics industry and in particular the domestic transport sector working for a number of high profile domestic and multi-national logistics companies including NZL Group, Linfox and DHL.
Ben began his career in front line operational roles and progressed to senior operations management before moving into the business development field. Ben is comfortable working in complex supply chain environments across a range of disciplines and operational areas of business to develop and implement high quality and efficient transport networks and solutions.
Outside of work Ben enjoys being out on the water, fishing, diving and boating, as well as working on his lifestyle block and spending quality time with his family.
Greg’s career over the last 20+ years has focussed heavily towards finance, commercial, IT solutions and business improvement roles. He has developed a varied range of skills working with corporate multi national companies such as Sketchley PLC, Carter Holt Harvey and Silva Forest Products, Assa Abloy NZ Ltd and Linfox Logistics. Whilst predominantly involved in the commercial & financial running of these companies, he has been involved with strategic planning, technology evaluation, systems procurement and implementations, analytical and financial modelling and business improvement projects.
In his spare time Greg’s leisure interests include football, tennis and golf.
Dave ButlerGM Operations - Conlinxx
Dave Butler brings more than 35 years’ experience in the transport, logistics and supply chain fields to Nexus Logistics. Most recently, over six years as general manager of specialist transport company Multi-Trans Ltd, Dave brought to bear his skills in leadership, change management and business development and improvement, achieving outcomes including a major machinery contract, entry into the windfarm industry, and expansion into other Asia Pacific markets.
Dave has held general management roles in companies including Industrial Truck Sales, NYK Logistics and Foodstuffs Fresh Ltd, and worked in development, distribution and logistics and in transport operations for major national chains such as Plumbing World and Hallensteins Glassons.
Dave’s leisure activities include playing tennis & golf & enjoying a good game of rugby.
Steve GoldingBusiness Development Manager – Lower North Island
Palmerston North based Steve Golding brings skills and experience honed over a three-decade career in sales, management and business development. Beginning with the Horowhenua Motor Company and Repco Auto Parts Levin and progressing to branch management for Levin companies and area management for Air Liquide NZ Ltd, the domestic branch of the multinational gases and services company. In his immediate previous role as business development manager for Transport Investments Ltd, Steve was responsible for all national and major accounts and new business generation across a range of industries. Steve is domiciled at the Longburn Inland Freight Hub here he is able to focus on the needs of the local and regional customer base.
Steve’s leisure time activities include playing cricket, golf, racing his midget car and relaxing with family.
Kelly JohnsonKey Account Manager
Nexus Logistics’ newest member in the management team is Kelly Johnson, who has a very extensive background in transport spanning 26 years with one company. She has worked her way up through the ranks from office junior through to her most recent role at Tappers Transport of Administration Manager. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in all aspects container transport including areas such as adherence to NZ Customs, MAF & DG compliance, container devan/packing operations and monitoring, transport documentation requirements, H&S policies, claims management, systems process improvements, customer rates and handling day to day customer enquiries and staff recruitment & management.
Kelly is a busy Mum but in her free time enjoys relaxing with friends & family, plus a good brisk walk with the family dog.