Our people

Meet our Centre for Supply Chain Management (CSCM) members with links to staff profile directory pages where available.


Advisory Board members



Wally Butt

Air Force Logistics Commander, Royal New Zealand Air Force

Aaron Greene

GM Logistics Operations, The Warehouse Group

Andrea Manley

Goodman Fielder

Charles Lott

Chief, Joint Defence Services, Royal New Zealand Air Force

Deena Clarkson

General Manager, Distribution NZ,Fonterra

Reinhold Goeschl

General Manager, Supply Chain, Ports of Auckland

Deborah Howarth

Director - Industry Engagement, Royal New Zealand Air Force

James Feeney

Managing Director, Optimity

Jonti  Rhodes

General Manager: Supplychain, Facilities, Sustainability - Fisher&Paykel Healthcare

Matt Casbolt

Managing Director, DHL

Scott Brownlee


Suzanne O'Leary

Director, January Group

Ian Williamson

Partner, KPMG


Research centre members

Professor Tava Olsen, Academic Director

  • Supply chain management, pricing and inventory control
  • Stochastic models of production, service and health systems
  • Analysis and control of queueing systems with setup times (polling models)

Professor David Robb, Faculty Associate

  • Supply chain improvement in systems with supply and demand uncertainty
  • Service-level/inventory tradeoffs - empirical and modelling approaches
  • Supply chain practice and performance in China

Associate Professor Tiru Arthanari, Faculty Associate

  • Alternative polyhedral approaches to solve difficult combinatorial problems in supply chain management, like the travelling salesman problem
  • Multivariate measurement systems
  • Interface between information systems and operations management
  • Human decision-making paradigms and gaps in market and economic modelling
  • Combinatorial optimisation problems in various fields including scheduling and routing in supply chain management

Associate Professor Arvind Tripathi, Faculty Associate

  • Online markets
  • Social networks
  • Open innovation
  • Supply chain management 

Dr Valery Pavlov, Senior Lecturer

  • Supply chain coordination
  • Behavioural operations

Dr Gabrielle Peko, Lecturer

  • Business process design
  • Supply chain management

Dr Anson Li, Lecturer

  • Human and artificial decision-making in complex systems

Dr Timofey Shalpegin, Lecturer

  • Incentive conflicts in collaborative product development
  • Models of supply chain coordination at product development stage
  • Early supplier involvement

Dr Jaeseok Lee, Lecturer

  • Management of technology
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainable operations management

Administrative staff

Alisha Castelino, Administrator


PhD students

Mahsa Boroushaki, PhD student

  • "Environmental trade-offs in international trade of agro-based products"

Mojtaba Mahdavi, PhD student

  • "Supply chain strategy: further development on how to match product type with supply chain design"

External members

Dr Riccardo Mogre, Assistant Professor, Durham University Business School, UK

  • Supply chain risk management
  • Stochastic models of production and service systems
  • Technology adoption in operations and supply chains

Dr Lincoln Wood, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, New Zealand

  • Operations and supply chain management in construction
  • Performance in logistics service relationships

Dr Quan (Spring) Zhou, Lecturer, Massey University, New Zealand

  • Supply chain management and coordination
  • Humanitarian supply chain, nonprofit operations

Dr Yangyan (Peter) Shi, Assistant Professor, Changzhou University, China

  • Third-party purchase
  • Third-party logistics
  • Operations and supply chain management


Hendrik Reefke, PhD

  • Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, School of Management, Cranfield University

Yangyan (Peter) Shi, PhD

  • Director of Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Management, Business School, Changzhou University

Chin Boo Soon, PhD

  • Asia Pacific Sales and Technical Manager, BT9 International

Lincoln Wood, PhD

  • Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Department of Management, University of Otago
  • Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia

Samsul Islam, PhD

Dusan Ku, PhD

Quan (Spring) Zhou, PhD

  • Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University

Xiaoyan (Miya) Qian, PhD