Tim Coates-Walker - Managing Director
I set up Walker Logistics in 2003 with the purpose of providing total logistics solutions to companies for both international and domestic freight services. I am passionate about the work we do for our clients and the team of people we have. We strive to create a professional and close family working environment.
I have over 35 years experience in the industry both in New Zealand and Europe, working for companies such as DHL, UPS, TNT and Expeditors International.
I am married with two children and my hobbies are Golf, Fishing and boating.
Paul Groves - General Manager
In 1994 after graduating from Waikato University I embarked on an O.E. which led to me living in Japan for 10 years. During that time I worked in the manufacturing industry which gave me some experience and an insight in logistics. Upon returning to NZ, and after a chance meeting with the director of a small, but rapidly growing logistics company, I got hooked on the idea being a part of something with huge potential, and my fate was sealed. 13 years and counting; everyday at Walker Logistics brings new opportunities to develop solutions, work alongside NZ businesses and help bring more value to what they do.
I like to be busy, so if I’m not working, then I fill my spare time with numerous hobbies and try to learn something new everyday.
Customer Service Team
Kylie West - Auckland Customer Service Manager
I joined Walker Logistics in June 2015 as a Customer Service Agent/Dispatcher. During my time here, I have found it to be an enjoyablplace to work with lots of daily challenges.
In November 2017 I was asked to become the Auckland Branch Team Leader which I took on to help the company grow. I have been in the Freight Industry for 15 years.
I enjoy gardening, cooking and going for long walks.
Emma Provida - Customer Service Agent
In 2012, I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, then spent almost 2 years in Connecticut to specialize in every department in one of the most prestigious Hotels in United States.
I then decided to step up my career and studied Business Administration here in NZ.
I joined Walker Logistics in January 2017 which has greatly broadened my skills in the freight industry. I enjoy the fast paced environment and of course delivering exceptional service to our clients.
Joana Williams - Customer Service Agent
I have only just recently joined Walker Logistics this year. I am very new to the industry and I have already learnt so much in this short time.
I am enjoying every minute of knowledge and experience I am gaining along the way.
Everyday is a new challenge from trying to track down the exact whereabouts of freight to getting it out to the customer on time.
Lydia Coates-Walker - National Business and Marketing Co-ordinator
I have recently graduated the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business & Management.
Freight and Logistics have always been a huge part of my family and i am loving the fast paced nature of the industry. I am lucky to work with such a fun and dedicated team!
Jay Jeram - Business Development Manager
I have just recently joined the awesome team at Walkers and am relatively new to the industry. I’ve worked for a major sporting brand for just over 11 years at their Head Office, where I did several roles including retail, Customer Services & Operations.
I enjoy a challenge, learning new skills and look forward to helping the company grow.
Outside of work I love to get outdoors and keep fit. I’m a big football (soccer) fan and play for a club in Auckland. Other hobbies I also like are travelling, golf, cricket, hiking, snowboarding just to name a few!
Accounts / Administration
Aibi Tang - Finance and Administration Manager
I am from Guangzhou, China and was educated in Guangzhou, China and Palmerston North, New Zealand. I have completed a Bachelor of Economics with a major in Enterprise management and Accounting.
I have over 23 years experience in fields of accounting and administration in both China and New Zealand and I joined Walker Logistics Ltd in March 2008.
I am passionate about cooking, travelling and hiking.
Shelly Xie - Accounts Clerk
I have completed a Bachelor of Accountancy at Massey University.
I joined Walker Logistics in January 2017. My main responsibility is to bill our clients accurately and meet deadlines.
I enjoy baking and walking.
Cole Drader - Auckland Operations Manager
I have been in freight forwarding, transport, warehousing and logistics for around 10 years. I started as a storeman and at the same time acquired my truck licenses, classes 2 and 4. I went into truck driving, however management realised i had too much potential, pulling me back to be the warehouse manager. I did this for 5 years, before joining Walker Logistics in June.
I am skilled in the management of Dangerous Goods, HSNO storage, MPI, Customs Clearance and staff operations.
My hobbies include big game fishing, home projects and spending time with family.
Shane Rundle -Warehouse Supervisor
I started with Walkers in 2013, as the Central Courier driver. I now supervise the warehouse and work alongside Kylie to maintain and oragnise the fleet. I have nearly 20 years experience in the freight industry, having worked for Sub60 Couriers for 14 years.
I love the dynamic challenge and the diversity, problem solving each day at Walkers. I like working as a team to grow the business and make our customers happy.
When I am not at work i love to get outdoors and explore nature. I enjoy camping, wakeboarding, water skiing, mountain biking, snowboarding among other things with my family and friends.
Michael Une - Warehouse Assistant
I joined Walker logistics in February 2017 and have now been here for a year and am really enjoying it. Being part of this business is a new challenge for me everyday as well as enjoying the people i work with.
I have almost 10 years experience in this trade. I enjoy all sports and love being with family.
Sam Heitonga - Warehouse Assistant
I am new to Walker Logistics, however not new to this industry having started in logistics 13 years ago. I enjoy working together as a team to get the job done well for our clients.
Abby Pitcher - Branch Supervisor
I have worked at Walker Logistics for a year. I started as a truck driver and have recently taken on the Branch Supervisor role.
I have been in the freight industry for 3-4 years.
In my spare time i like to spend time with my family and go drag racing!
Sarah Roelink - Customer Service Agent
I have worked at Walker Logistics for 8 months and been in the transport industry for 10 years.
I have qualifications in Travel & tourism and am currently in my second year of study learning New Zealand sign language. I also own two alexandrine parrots.
Shane Wilson - Warehouse Assistant/Driver
I have been in the freight industry for 21 years. I have a daughter and like to play tennis in my spare time.