MEET THE TEAM
Passionate, Proactive, Productive
The New Zealand Trucking Association has a strong team behind it, with decades of industry knowledge formed by passionate staff and Executive Board Members.
In 1988 Dave Boyce became the founding president of the NZ Trucking Association. Dave has been an integral part of the Association since its inception. President, Director, Life Member and now CEO. Dave has over 40 years' experience in the transport industry, as an Owner Driver through to a Fleet Operator, with skills in problem solving and issue resolution, cost modelling, staff training and mediation.
Carol began her transport career in 2013, at NZ Trucking Association. Her background is marketing and business management. Part of her role has been to develop the Association's initiatives including the Road Safety Truck, with the goal to reduce fatalities and injuries on the road caused by truck related crashes. "I am basically in my dream job and proud to be General Manager for such a fast growing Association, working alongside a great team."
Staring with the Association in 2015 as Office Administrator, Rebecca quickly added value to the organisation with her broad skill set, fast learning and positive attitude. She has played a leading role in the associations initiatives, particularly developing the Trucking Industry Show into a premium event. "I thoroughly enjoy the variety this role brings, no two days are the same, one day I will be developing newsletters or planning big industry events, the next I will be out in the Road Safety Truck sharing important messages with the kids."
We are extremely grateful to our board members for donating their time and effort to support the work we do and be a part of this great team.
Now retired, Rob has over 50 years of hands on experience in the trucking industry. From owner driver to fleet owner. Rob is a passionate & enthusiastic volunteer on the Safety MAN Road Safety Truck.
Vice President &
Eddie has over 45 years' experience in the trucking industry and is the owner of ED Swain Ltd, specialising in rural cartage & contracting. Eddie is the associations representative on the National Livestock Transport Committee.
Ken is the General Manager Central Water & Parks for SICON; responsible for the facility maintenance contracts within the Selwyn District Council region. Ken brings vast business & commercial knowledge to the association, including running his own trucking fleet. Ken is the association’s director on the Road Transport Forum board.
Mark, affectionally known as “Magpie,” is a logging owner-operator with an outstanding knowledge & passion for the trucking industry. Mark is one of the key members of the Trucking Industry Show organising committee and has been a board member for over 15 years.
Kerry is passionate about the trucking industry running his own fleet K & T Trucking around New Zealand. With over 35 years industry experience, including time as part of a pioneering family trucking business.
Greg is the owner operator of BBS Couriers. Greg is passionate about supporting the “Little Guy” in the trucking industry. Greg has a vast knowledge earnt the hard way over 45 years in the trucking industry. Greg is an enthusiastic & passionate supporter of the association.
Paul runs rural trucking fleet Highfield Transport, supporting the farming sector. Paul has many years of knowledge & experience in the trucking industry and is a passionate supporter of the association.
Adam brings a huge range of industry experience to the association board including senior management at Tourism Holdings, owner of Heavy Trucks (Western Star, MAN dealers), owner of Prodi (Kings of Chrome & Chemical Guys). Adam is very passionate about the association & its initiatives, and was a driving force behind the Safety MAN Road Safety Truck.
Mark has 25+ years’ experience in banking and financial institutions both in New Zealand and UK working for BNZ, Marac Finance, ABN Amro Bank (UK), Bank of Brussels (UK), CIT Group, HSBC NZ and Heartland Bank, where he was the National Manager Strategic Partnerships, which included the establishment and senior oversight of both HINO Finance and UD Trucks Finance nationwide. Mark is a passionate supporter of the association and now owns Spartan Finance.
Pete is the South Island Rental Manager for the TR Group. Pete brings many years of trucking industry experience to the association board. Pete has a real can-do attitude and is a passionate supporter of the association & its initiatives and is one of the key organisers of the NZ National Truck Driving Championship.