Transport and logistics company, Team Global Express, has announced a new CEO for its operations in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Stewart Smith has accepted the role and brings more than 30 years of experience leading businesses through growth and transformation.
With a strong background in commercial and supply chain, he has worked in several omni-channel businesses, including iconic retail companies in the UK such as Tesco, Nisa and Halfords and more recently in Aotearoa at The Warehouse Group.
Team Global Express Group CEO, Christine Holgate, has welcomed Stewart.
“We have a vision to be at the cutting-edge of the transport and logistics industry in both Aotearoa and Australia and it is critical we have the right people in all parts of our business including our leadership team to achieve our ambitions,” said Holgate.
“Stewart is a dynamic, customer centric, strategic leader who has a track record of mobilising teams to deliver better customer and business outcomes. I am looking forward to seeing our team thrive and deliver success for our customers under his leadership.”
Smith said he is looking forward to showcasing Team Global Express as a key logistics partner for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 which is due to commence 20 July.
“I am thrilled to join Team Global Express at such a dynamic time in the business and lead the New Zealand team as we pursue our vision of being at the cutting edge of sustainable logistics,” he said.
“This event goes to the heart of who we are as a business. It will be the biggest global sporting event of the year and Team Global Express is proud to be the ‘team behind the teams’, providing innovative solutions to ensure the tournament never stops, just as we do every day for our customers.”
Team Global Express will provide scale, speed and reach to support warehouse and venue operations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in New Zealand and Australia, as well as logistics services at all venues across both countries.