Media Release - 20 May 2021
Toitū Envirocare Chief Executive Becky Lloyd has been appointed to the board of Port Otago Ltd.
Becky has been leading Toitū – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research – for the past 18 months. The organisation works with businesses worldwide to help reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact.
UK-born Becky has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (first class) from Imperial College London and an MBA from New York's Columbia Business School. She spent seven years consulting in the UK, then headed to New York to complete her MBA, returning to the UK in 1998 – into the banking sector. In 2000, Becky joined Vodafone. "It was an exciting time. Telco was taking off. The 3G licences were coming out and no one was quite sure where it was all going."
By 2010, Becky transferred within Vodafone and became GM Business Marketing in Auckland. Four years later, she is appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Fletcher Building Group, before moving across to the Group's concrete pipe company Humes, as General Manager – a position involving full profit and loss accountability of a 320-head manufacturing and distribution business.
During Becky's time with Humes, she completed the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders' programme, which runs over 10 months and accepts only 30 women annually.
She has served as a director of the Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia, Interpipe and as a trustee for not-for-profit Middlemore Foundation.
Becky is looking forward to joining a board known for its quality and professionalism. "I bring three strengths. Experience in sustainability, alongside a strong business acumen. Diversity – a different perspective and different experience. And I have a strong customer orientation, understanding how we can match what our customers want and need with the services we have to offer."
Port Otago Chair Paul Rea says Becky brings complementary skills to the company's board table. "Becky's background and expertise will augment the board's capability in the area of sustainability. We also appreciate her considerable experience at the customer coalface. With a foundation in engineering and time spent with construction and infrastructure companies in New Zealand, Becky will hit the ground running and be a great fit for our team."
Mr Paul Rea
Chairman, Port Otago Limited
Tel 021 993 700