Work experience

Work experience

Expediting/Administration Manager

Downer Construction PNG Limited

To purchase and arrange freight of all materials plant and equipment for a NZD$25m construction project including mobilisation and demobilisation.

Specific Duties

  • Purchasing of all equipment plant and materials for the contract including all National and International purchasing as required to source supplies.
  • Administration Manager responsible for all air travel arrangements, payroll, financial reporting and supervision of administration staff.
  • Mobilisation and demobilisation of all equipment and plant for project including arranging transportation, customs clearances and all necessary paperwork.
  • Produce monthly costing, material status and budget reports.
  • Estimate and price for other national contracts.
  • Fill in for Mechanical Supervisor to manage workshop with five staff when required.
Mar 2000 - Present


McLeod Consulting Limited

Business Consulting focusing on Coaching, Supply Chain and Project Management. Specialising in the area of processes, helping business make improvements in the way they do things. Working hands on at the coal face to help businesses.

Current Contracts

Supply Chain Enhancement Project - Waikato DIstrict Health Board, Waikato Hospital: Business Analyst role reviewing inventory processes within the Hospital Supply Chain. Interim Inventory Managers role.

Previous Contracts

PlaceMakers Hamilton:  Project manage the building of new offices at the PlaceMakers Clarence St Branch. Manage the set up of a Distribution Centre at PlaceMakers Te Rapa. Manage Server room upgrade and relocation between sites. Review staffing, structure & processes, working with the management team to develop standards and processes for future development. Consolidate stock holding for two site operation.

Fonterra Brands/New Zealand Dairy Foods: Inventory Control Management, develop inventory control procedures and processes. Manage system integration between system and physical process. Manage Distribution Centres looking at process improvements, budgets, manage up to 60 staff, Health & Safety Issues, Exceed WMS System, integration to JDE ERP system and Day to Day running of the Warehouse.

Steveson Engineering: Set up new stores warehouse, including process for stock management. Liaise with suppliers of racking and building development team.

Sanitarium Health Food: Four month contract as National Distribution Manager. Manage two distribution warehouse’s, including nineteen staff. Progress distribution projects; identify cost savings and distribution problem solutions.

Masport Limited: (18mths)Manage on a day to day basis, two distribution warehouses, including eight staff. Identify possible solutions to bottle necks, develop procedures and make suggestions for long term solutions to problem areas.

Ronmar Holdings Limited (2001 & 2002):Tender documentation review and computer systems engineering for Supply Contract for Department of Housing, NSW, Australia

Wilson & Macindoe Limited (3mths):Document and publish purchasing procedures manual. Train Purchasing staff.

Feb 2008 - May 2010

Distribution Ops Manager

PlaceMakers Hamilton

Member of Management team covering a 3 site operation in Hamilton.Manger the day-to-day operation of the transport & logistics function of PlaceMakers Hamilton. Manage a staff of 18 plus 3 contracted cartage companies. Implement process improvements and manage change to optimise and reduce costs.

May 1997 - May 2000

Warehouse & Purchasing Manager

Wilson & MacIndoe Limited

Manage day to day operations of the Pick, Pack & Despatch warehouse operation. Manage all local and overseas purchasing of Architectural Hardware including the restructure of the department, development of an automated purchasing system and purchasing procedures and processes.

Specific Duties

  • Manage 5 full time and 3 part time staff.
  • Restructure the warehouse to enable increased efficiencies through cost effective processes. 
  • Manage purchasing department inclusive of two staff and inventory of $1.4m.
  • Develop blue print for Automatic Purchasing system utilising existing computer system.
  • Manage the instigation of Automated purchasing and provide staff training.
  • Restructure the Purchasing department to enable increased efficiencies through cost effective processes.
  • Negotiate supply contracts with Local and Overseas suppliers including price negotiations and developing relationships.
  • Develop inventory management system to reduce overall stock holding.
  • Computer System Administrator for identification and repair of faults and hardware problems.
Jun 1994 - May 1997

National Procurement Administration Manager

Housing New Zealand - Project Role

Manage the Administration of National Supply Agreements, for the procurement of materials for interior refurbishment of 70,000 Housing New Zealand properties. NZD$450m.

Specific Duties

  • Draw up tender documentation and manage tender process.
  • Manage commercial and technical evaluation of tenders.
  • Negotiate supply contracts for national supply contracts on a variety of materials and products.
  • Draw up and complete Contract documentation.
  • Manage Administration of National Supply contracts for material procurement for all HNZ regions and subsidiary Community Housing.
  • Design, Setup and Manage Computer Database in Access V2 for tracking of invoice payments.
  • Liaise with architectural consultants to ensure correct specification for materials.
  • Educate contractors and suppliers in the correct processes and procedures of the HNZ Procurement System.
  • Liaise with contractors and suppliers to ensure continuation of supply and correct supply of specified materials.
  • Set and implement Procurement procedures and enforce QAQC policy on materials including audit of material usage by contractors.
  • Monthly and Financial reports for product usage, monthly budgets, quarterly reconciliation’s and rebate tracking.
  • Deputise for National Procurement Manager when required.
Nov 1993 - Jun 1994

Linehaul Manager

Allied Pickfords

Manage and co-ordinate the transportation of personal effects around New Zealand.

Specific Duties

  • Co-ordinate the distribution of personal effects around New Zealand.
  • Organise labour and resource to achieve budgeted transportation.
  • Manage a Profit/Loss centre.
  • Liaise with sub contractors and clients.
Sep 1992 - Nov 1993

Expediting Supervisor - Contract Role

Downer Construction (NZ) Ltd

Under Contract to Downer Construction to organise purchasing, procurement and shipment of materials to overseas contracts.

Jun 1984 - Mar 1991

Depot Supervisor/Purchasing Officer

Downer Construction Limited

I started with Downers as a labourer straight out of school in 1984. I quickly progressed into a variety of roles culminating as Depot Supervisor in 1989. In this role I had to manage the Depot operations for New Zealands largest construction company at the time, looking after staff, transport ops both nationally and to international projects.

Specific Duties

  • Co-ordinate internal and external Crane truck and general plant hires.
  • Set and administer hire rates.
  • Organise yard layout for ease of transfer of plant.
  • Organise the mobilisation and demobilisation of major local and overseas contracts.
  • Purchase all materials for depot store and major New Zealand contracts.
  • Negotiate pricing with major suppliers.
  • Monthly budget reports.
  • Negotiate and manage supply contracts for plant and materials.
  • Set plant hire rates and report income and expenditure for monthly budget.
  • Process workshop and minor plant charges.
  • Ensure all plant licences and permits are kept up to date.
  • Design and manage inventory system.
  • Keep stores stock at acceptable levels.
  • Purchase stores materials.
  • Supervise depot yard.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Operate machinery when required.



Assorted Software

Apple, OSX, Android, JDE, SAP, Unix, Microsoft, ACE, Palm, Excel, Word, Wordperfect.   I range from Intermediate to Advanced on most of the listed software. I understand how software works and can adapt and learn new software very quickly.   I also have an interest in all new cloud/web based apps, social media, blogging, apps, cloud computing, gadgets and general online tools.


May 1967 - Present


School of Life

Everyday is a learning curve. I take every opportunity to learn and pass on my learning to others.

Jan 1980 - Dec 1983

James Cook High School


School Certificate (6 subjects)

Sixth Form Certificate (B Pass)


1st XI SoccerClass Captain

1st XI Cricket1981 - 1982

2nd XV Rugby