Graham Allison appointed National Manager – Customer Service Centres
Unprecedented demand for shipping container solutions in New Zealand has seen container specialists Royal Wolf create a new national role to streamline its operation across both islands.
Graham Allison has been appointed National Manager – Customer Service Centres (CSCs) to oversee and manage the company’s 16 offices located from Whangarei to Invercargill.
The change is a pivotal one for the business with container demand being driven by ongoing infrastructure and construction work, the booming primary sector, and need for storage containers in sectors such as retail, house removals, and household storage.
Allison has been with Royal Wolf for 11 years, working in a number of roles including Business Development Manager where he led the growth of Royal Wolf’s Building and Construction (B&C) product. He was most recently Regional Manager.
“After more than a decade I have developed an in-depth understanding of the business along with forming positive and lasting relationships right across the New Zealand business,” he says.
“This experience and expertise will enable me to lead the teams around the country at a time of significant growth in the container sector and ongoing demand for Royal Wolf’s products.”
He says his focus will be on supporting the team to better understand the business from both a strategic perspective as well as ensuring it delivers products that meet the specific needs of its customers.
Allison has been key to growing the Royal Wolf business through negotiating and overseeing major projects, including a container green screen for blockbuster movie The Meg.
He was also instrumental in delivering challenging projects such as the modified containers used as accommodation on the waterfront for the Volvo Ocean Race teams.
Paul Creighton, Royal Wolf Executive General Manager, says Auckland has been a leading market for the company in recent years due to large-scale infrastructure and construction projects.
“By utilising Graham’s experience and leadership we believe there is a real opportunity to take learnings from Auckland and translate these to other regions, especially the South Island.
“As our business grows and we continue to diversify, working with a wider range of industries, it’s key we have the right people to help our team and our customers stay ahead of the game,” says Creighton