Our people and structure

We have approximately 190 staff, including our Director and senior managers. Get a snapshot of our people, the work they do and our organisation’s structure.

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Our staff are located in our 10 regional offices, our Wellington head office, at our Marine Pollution Response Centre in Auckland and our Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand in Lower Hutt.

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See some of our people around the regions at work and play

Our Director and Chief Executive Officer

Map illustrating the size of RCCNZ’s search area

Keith Manch

Keith Manch has the dual role of Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is accountable to the Board of Directors.

As CEO, Keith is also the senior manager responsible for the day-to-day running of Maritime New Zealand.

Keith joined Maritime New Zealand in December 2011.

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Senior management team

The seven general managers reporting to Keith each have a specific functional responsibility.

Sharyn Forsyth

General Manager Maritime Standards

Responsibilities:

  • Seafarer Licensing
  • Ship Registration
  • Technical Services
  • Safety Management Systems
  • International Shipping
  • Operations

Stephanie Winson

General Manager Legal and Policy

Responsibilities:

  • planning
  • Regulatory

Nigel Clifford

General Manager Safety and Response

Responsibilities:

  • Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Distress Radio

Andrew Saunderson

General Manager Corporate and Strategic Services

Responsibilities:

  • Strategy, Planning and Risk
  • Education and Communications
  • Finance
  • Information Services
  • Administration and Facilities
  • Procurement

Harry Hawthorn

General Manager Maritime Compliance

Responsibilities:

  • Maritime Investigations
  • Safety and Environmental Auditing
  • Field Operations
  • Commercial and Recreational Liaison
  • Tauranga Response and Recovery
  • RENA Investigations

Anne Greenwood

General Manager Human Resources

Our organisation structure

The design of our organisation structure supports our vision, mission and strategic goals. Having well-defined roles and responsibilities, effective business processes and information flows, a culture that encourages team work and an appropriate structure, are all essential to achieving our strategic goals.

Maritime NZ Organisation Chart[PDF: 90kB, 1 page]

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