WWL appoints Robert Lord as new Regional Director for Oceaniaby Press Release on 2011-10-30 08:50:52
Oslo, 2011-10-2; (Global Logistics Media) Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has appointed Mr Robert Lord as Regional Director for Oceania, succeeding Mr Greg Martin. Based in Sydney, Mr Lord will officially take over as Regional Director on March 5, 2012, but will join WWL from December 5, 2011 and use this period to introduce himself internally and externally.
Mr Lord has more than 20 years experience from several of WWL’s most important customer segments, and will bring important insights to support the further development of WWL in Oceania.
“WWL strives to deliver solutions that give our customers a competitive advantage. Mr Lord’s experience from the mining, wood and paper industries brings exactly the perspective and competence that we need to further develop our support to customers in Oceania,” comments Mr Arild Iversen, President & CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
Currently, Mr Lord holds positions on the boards of Bathurst Resources Ltd as well as Norske Skog Industries Australia Ltd. He was Managing Director and CEO of publically listed Gloucester Coal prior to the takeover by the Noble Group in 2009. Before that he was Executive Vice President Australasia for Norske Skog Industrier ASA, a Norwegian company which acquired Fletcher Challenge Paper Australasia in 2000. In this position Mr Lord gained extensive experience in marketing, operations, shipping and logistics management.
Mr Lord has an MBA from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
WWL has a long history in Oceania, developing its offering over the years in response to the growing customer demand for supply chain solutions for cars as well as rolling equipment, especially within the mining, energy and farming sectors. The company manages the entire supply chain, from overseas plants to dealers in Australia and New Zealand, for major car and agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers.
It offers high sailing frequency and extensive port coverage for import and export services through the major ports in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. WWL specialises in providing comprehensive supply chain services from processing vehicles and agricultural machinery at the ports of discharge through to vehicle and equipment preparation at technical service centres and final transportation to dealers.
Mr Greg Martin, who since October 2007 successfully guided WWL in the Oceania markets, is retiring in March 2012 after a 40-year career in shipping and logistics, including 6 years as CEO of the Brisbane Port Corporation followed by 11 years as Managing Director and CEO of the Sydney Ports Corporation.