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Board of directors

Neil Reid

Neil has had management roles with New Zealand Express, Freightways and the Newman’s Group which was sold to Transpac in 1987. When it went into receivership, Neil with others bought the freight division and renamed it TNL Freight. As managing director from 1989 to 2007, he built the company into a customised road transport, contract warehousing and international freight and customs operation.

Active in the Invercargill RTANZ branch in the 1970s, Neil was chair in 1976. He became vice-president of RTANZ Region 4 in 2008.

Neil is the immediate past chair of the Transporting New Zealand (then RTF) board.

Mark Purdue

Mark followed his father and grandfather into the road freight transport industry. Hailing from the deep south, with family from Stewart Island, Mark is an experienced crane operator and now is manager of what was started as a family firm, Purdue Bros Limited.

Ken Winsloe

Ken worked in the contracting fuel industry for 26 years before buying a container transport and swing lift company with a business partner in 2002. He now manages the facilities maintenance contracts within the Selwyn District, in Canterbury, for SICON Ltd.

Ken has been involved with the New Zealand Trucking Association since 2003 and a member of its board since 2006. He was vice president of the association for two years and has been the New Zealand Trucking Association’s director on the Transporting New Zealand (formerly Road Transport Forum) board since 2008.

Steve Doughty

Steve owns and manages RJ Doughty Ltd. Based in Auckland it operates a fleet specialising in bulk haulage in the greater Waikato and Auckland areas.

Steve was elected to the board in 2002 and was chair between 2006 and 2009. He was vice-chair of National Road Carriers from 2000 to 2002 and president from 2002 to 2005.

Deborah O’Brien

Deborah is managing director, of Debz Transport. She is a director of Road Transport Association Region 3, and is a previous president of that association.

Warwick Wilshier

Warwick has been in the road freight transport industry since he left school. He completed an Automotive Diesel Apprenticeship and then purchased his first logging truck. 

He has spent 40 years in the industry and in that time has built a large logging fleet across the central North Island and East Coast regions. 

He first joined the Rotorua Licenced Carriers Association which later amalgamated into Road Transport Association Region 2. 

He is a founding member of the Log Transport Safety Council and has been chair for more than 20 years.

Don Wilson

Don has been in the transport industry for more than 40 years, starting out in warehousing and then driving.

He operates OnRoad Transport Ltd, specialising in livestock cartage in the Waikato, Auckland and Northland.

He has been on the National Road Carriers board since 2014, and was chair for five years. He was elected to the Transporting New Zealand (formerly Road Transport Forum) board in June 2019.

Sean Rooney

Sean joined the industry as a driver more than 30 years ago and has since been an owner driver and held various management positions in the transport, tourism and petroleum industries.

Sean has been active in the Road Transport Association Region 4 Christchurch branch since 2008, as well as on the Region 4 executive.

Calven Bonney