Learn more about the CSCM Symposium speakers below.

Brian Stocking


Brian Stocking was transferred from London to New Zealand in 1970 to become a part of the Development and introduction team for Containerisation in New Zealand. He has been involved with the Maritime, Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain industry for over 30 years.

Prior to establishing Willstock Consultants Ltd, Brian was General Manager of Hapag-Lloyd International Shipping NZ Ltd for 10 years, and Executive Director  of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in NZ for 4 ½ years.  He is active in arranging and hosting of inbound Trade Delegations from China with interests in Development of many industries for investments in New Zealand. He works closely with the NZ China Trade Association (NZCTA) and a number of other Agents in New Zealand and overseas as well as Willstock Consultants Ltd.

He is also currently working part time as Associate Director for the Centre of Supply Chain Management (CSCM) at the Business School of the University of Auckland, to provide leadership and strategic management services for the merging of the academic and the commercial worlds and to introduce research projects, seminars and initiatives.  

Brian is a Justice of the Peace and a past chairman and life member of a number of NZ Overseas Trade Associations as well as being active with a number of community organisations.

Kim Campbell


Kim Campbell was appointed Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) in October 2011.

His career in New Zealand and overseas has been in manufacturing and exporting businesses in a variety of industries and geographies including ICI, Trigon Plastics, Masport and New Image in New Zealand; and the Hong Kong based Zuellig Group for the past 13 years.

In the Philippines, among other duties, he was Executive Chairman of Pharma Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceuticals manufacturing group employing over 1,700 staff in the Philippines and Thailand.

He has been a director of EMA, President of the Export Institute (now ExportNZ), a councillor of BusinessNZ. He has served on numerous private and public boards during a career spanning 35 years. His current directorships including CB Norwood Ltd, Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, ASEAN NZ Combined Business Council, Auckland Business Advisory Group.

Roger Dennis


Roger Dennis works in the continuum between foresight, strategy and innovation. In 2007 he co-led the Shell Technology Futures programme for the GameChanger team in The Hague, is a core team for Future Agenda - the world’s largest foresight programme - and has worked across a range of industries. His thinking has been referenced in numerous publications in including the FT and Scientific American. Roger is a frequent speaker at events around the world, and presented on cities, data and climate change at the 2015 Nobel Laureate Symposium in Hong Kong. 

Catherine Beard


Catherine Beard is Executive Director of Export NZ and ManufacturingNZ, divisions of Business NZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy group, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes.

The Business NZ group includes four large regional business associations, the Major Companies Group, Export NZ, more than 70 affiliated industry associations and Buy NZ Made.

The group’s goal is New Zealand’s prosperity through successful business.

Catherine works with government and other key decision makers on issues of concern to exporters and manufacturers.

Catherine has spent the last 20 years as a lobbyist and advocate for a wide range of industries on a wide range of issues, including on climate change issues for the energy intensive sector, all aspects of the fire and general insurance sector and the agricultural sector (dairy focus).  Catherine has participated in Prime Minister led trade missions to Indonesia and China and represents BusinessNZ at annual Global Federation of Competitiveness Council meetings.

Stephen Selwood


Stephen leads Infrastructure New Zealand’s advocacy of, and investigation into, key infrastructure development issues in NZ and abroad. This key role is focused on highlighting the direct link between world class infrastructure and New Zealand’s capacity to achieve its economic and social potential.

Stephen is an expert on infrastructure policy issues and a regular adviser, commentator & guest speaker both in the media and public forums on these subjects.

Prior to his CEO appointment with Infrastructure New Zealand, Stephen held various senior management positions with the Automobile Association in both operations management and policy areas.

His tertiary qualifications include Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Education from Otago University and a Diploma in Teaching.

Dr Mark Ferguson


Dr Mark Ferguson is a Distinguished Business Foundation Fellow and Chair of the Management Science Department in the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.  He received his PhD in Business Administration from Duke University in 2001. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.  He currently serves as the co-editor in chief of the Decision Sciences Journal.

Dr Ferguson's research interests involve many areas of supply chain management including retail operations, supply chain design for sustainable operations, pricing and revenue management and the operations/marketing interface. Two of his papers have won best paper awards from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), another won the best paper award in the journal Management Science and three of his research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the co-author of the books Segmentation, Revenue Management and Pricing Analytics and Pricing Segmentation and Analytics and co-editor of the book: Closed Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices. He has served as president of the INFORMS Manufacturing and Services Operations Management Society, the president of the POMS College of Supply Chain Management and the chair of the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section. Prior to joining the Moore School in 2011, he was the Steven Denning Professor of Technology and Management at the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and spent five years as a manufacturing engineer and inventory manager with IBM. 

Jonti Rhodes


Jonti was appointed General Manager– Supply Chain, Facilities & Environment in 2015. Jonti joined Fisher & Paykel Healthcare in 2007 as a product design engineer, and since that time has held a number of roles within the company, both in New Zealand and the United States, in quality, regulatory, and throughout the Supply Chain. Jonti oversees the wider SupplyChain, Facilities management, infrastructure and environmental impacts across Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and has played a key role in the development of the company’s product surveillance system and roll out of its global ERP solution. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Auckland University of Technology, A post graduate diploma in Business and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Auckland.

Dr Tava Olsen


Dr Tava Olsen is Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Auckland Business School.  Prior to joining Auckland, she was Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, which she joined after serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Tava received her B.Sc. (honours) in Mathematics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  She earned both her M.S. in Statistics in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1994 from Stanford University.  Tava’s research interests include supply chain management; pricing and inventory control; and stochastic modelling of manufacturing, service, and healthcare systems.  Among other journals, her publications have appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM), and the Journal of Applied Probability. 

Tava has taught a wide variety of courses, including operations management, service operations, healthcare management, simulation, critical thinking, and project management, to a range of audiences from bachelors to executives.  She is the Director of the Centre for Supply Chain Management and Head of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. Tava is currently an Associate Editor for Management Science, M&SOM, and Operations Research, is a senior editor of Production and Operations Management, and is the Topical Editor for Supply-Chain Management for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. She is a past president of the Manufacturing and Service Operations (MSOM) society and has twice been awarded the Auckland Business School’s research excellence award.