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Chief Executive

Coda Group


  • Smarter logistics, together
  • Optimise the supply chain
  • Auckland, New Zealand


Coda Group are game changers in the way freight flows across New Zealand, improving the global competitiveness of New Zealand’s economy. Spanning the country’s road, rail and coastal shipping networks, with cross-dock, hub and warehousing operations, Coda Group’s intermodal strategy and digital capability enhance the customer experience and reduce freight costs.  Continuing to grow in scale through customer collaboration, strategic investment and the development of smart technology, Coda Group is one of New Zealand’s leading fully integrated bulk, food grade logistics providers. The Group is one of the largest movers of freight across the country and has long term relationships with some of New Zealand’s major exporters, importers and domestic distributors.


Reporting to the Board, the CEO will be accountable for the next phase of development and growth of the business and its commercial success. Building on strategic relationships, communicating the business proposition of the logistics paradigm shift, driving innovation in the logistics sector and continuing the development of a digitally enabled network and workforce, are key elements of the role. Working with partners in all areas of the logistics sector, building people capability and a high performance culture, and making smart investment decisions in conjunction with the Board is important. Delivering commercial value to customers is critical.


Applicants will demonstrate the following:


  • Innovative, strategic business leadership.
  • A passion for optimising New Zealand’s national logistics model.
  • Superior communication, strategic thinking, tactical and alliance building skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and negotiation ability.
  • Experience in asset optimisation and extracting value.
  • An understanding of technology platforms to enhance business delivery.


The CEO will have a reputation for leadership and delivery, a commitment to modern supply chain and logistics, and commercial astuteness that has been tested in a dynamic and challenging leadership role within a sector experiencing significant disruption. 



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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Applications for this role should include a cover letter and resume.


Expressions of Interest by Friday 14 December 2018.

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