About the port > Port People

With a staff of just over 200, Port Nelson is one of the larger employers in the region.

With a staff of just over 200, Port Nelson is one of the larger employers in the Nelson/Tasman region.  With a number of operating divisions such as logistics, marine, workshop, stevedoring and corporate within its’ control, Port Nelson Ltd provides a diverse range of employment opportunities.  A number of our staff have been working at the port for over forty years, and whilst employee turnover is very low, it's always worth checking out employment opportunities.  We regularly profile our staff who will tell you a little bit about themselves as well as their role at the port.

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Karen Morris

Karen Morris

Finance & Admin Officer

Karen Morris is a new member of staff in the administration area. Karen lived and worked in Perth for 15 years before moving to Nelson with her husband and two young children. Returning to the paid workforce has been a really positive step, she says. “I had heard that the Port was a great place to work and the team here are certainly helpful and friendly. I’ve learnt a lot!”

Karen’s role involves processing invoices and she is often the person who answers the main phone line at the Port or greets people when they come to reception.


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Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

Terminal Operations Supervisor

It’s been 16 years since Port Nelson’s Terminal Operations Supervisor Andy Farmer left his former trade as a builder to help out a friend working at QuayPack for a few months. After working his way up to supervisor within QuayPack Andy shifted across to his current role. The logistics container yard team has grown around him to include 10 drivers and six office-based roles. “There are a lot more containers, plant and people than when I started,” says Andy.