Simon Craddock

Simon Craddock joined Port Taranaki in October 2021.

He has more than 20 years experience across professional services, engineering and aviation, and has a background in corporate strategy, operations and performance improvement, having held senior management positions at Air New Zealand, and having worked at Deloitte and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

 A chartered member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, Simon has significant governance experience as a director of a number of companies, including Public Trust, WRAL Group (Hamilton Airport), Sounds Air Group, and Airwork Holdings Limited.

Tom Boon

Tom Boon has been a part of the New Zealand forest industry for over 25 years.  He joined Taranakipine in 2007 as CEO and shareholder after a long career within corporate forestry and wood processing companies in both NZ and Australia.   

•Originally staring his career as a forester, Tom after a few years became interested in the conversion of the trees he was growing into high value finished wood products.  This interest has not waned, and Tom now leads Taranakipine which specialises in the manufacturing and marketing of engineered timber building products sold locally and to export customers.  The most recent venture is the launch of Woodspan Ltd which supplies mass-timber engineered timber solutions directly to New Zealand’s construction industry. 

•His ambition for a successful and durable NZ wood manufacturing industry has led him to be actively involved in several forestry and wood processing national organisations over the past 15 years.