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Port of Tauranga Announces Change to Senior Management Team

Posted on 29th November 2012

Port of Tauranga today announced the appointment of Dan Kneebone as Property & Infrastructure Manager, replacing Tony Reynish who retires after 25 years in the business.

Mr Kneebone, who joins Port of Tauranga in January 2013, will be responsible for the Company's property portfolio and infrastructure assets as well as plant and equipment.

Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, said Mr Kneebone offered a wealth of experience in commercial property management and development. He has most recently held the position of National Property and Development Manager at Bunnings Limited where, from start-up in New Zealand, Mr Kneebone has overseen the growth and development of the Bunnings store network throughout the country.

Prior to Bunnings, he was a Senior Business Manager at Trans Tasman Properties Limited, a Property Manager at Fletcher Property Limited and a Commercial Property Consultant at Simes Limited.

"We're delighted to have someone of Dan's calibre on board," said Mr Cairns.

Mr Cairns paid tribute to Mr Reynish, who joined the old Bay of Plenty Harbour Board in 1987 as an engineer and a year later took on the role of Property Manager. "In the last 25 years, Tony has overseen significant organisational and infrastructure change for our Company. His enduring legacy is the high quality property and infrastructure assets we own today," said Mr Cairns. We are delighted that Tony has agreed to stay on in a part-time capacity to support the transition as well as undertake special projects" he said.