Port of Tauranga Announces New Commercial Manager


Port of Tauranga today announced Blair Hamill as its new Commercial Manager, effective 1 July 2020.

Blair replaces Leonard Sampson, who was appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer in September 2019.

Blair is currently the Chief Global Supply Officer for Zespri International. Blair has worked for the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit for the past 20 years. He has held a variety of senior roles at Zespri including Global Commercial Manager and is a former chartered accountant.

Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, said the Company was delighted to have secured Blair’s expertise and experience.

“Blair’s strong commercial acuity, customer insights and financial discipline will be invaluable to Port of Tauranga as we expand to meet customer needs,” said Mr Cairns.