Roger Gray

CEO, Port of Auckland

Roger became Ports of Auckland’s Chief Executive Officer in March 2022, and is leading a commercial, cultural and safety transformation of the port.

Before joining Ports of Auckland, Roger was CEO of Lyttelton Port Company for two years. Lyttleton is the main import and export hub of the South Island. Prior to that Roger worked for Air New Zealand for 6.5 years. His last role at Air New Zealand was Group General Manager Airports, in which he managed all ground handling and lounge operations at 55 airports around the globe, covering 2,800 staff who handle 18 million passengers annually.

He has held several senior leadership roles with Goodman Fielder, including Managing Director of Quality Bakers – New Zealand. Prior to joining Goodman Fielder Roger served for 20 years in the Australian Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He holds an MBA, a Masters of Business in Integrated Logistics Management, as well as Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Arts.

Born in Australia, Roger first came to live in New Zealand in 2007, he fell in love with our beautiful country and now calls it home. Four years ago, he became a New Zealand citizen. An Australian Rules tragic, Roger barracks for the Melbourne Football Club.