Freightways Appoints New Director

Freightways Limited (Freightways) today announces the appointment of Mark Rushworth to the Freightways Board of Directors, with effect from 1 September 2015.

Mark will bring to Freightways more than a decade’s governance experience, predominantly in the high tech and innovation space. Currently the CEO of New Zealand’s digital payments business Paymark, Mark is also a director of mobile wallet technology company Semble and he has also served as Executive Director for Vodafone New Zealand and internet provider iHug.

In welcoming Mark as a Freightways Director, Chairman Sue Sheldon said, “Mark brings to Freightways many positive attributes, including extensive experience in the technology sector. Mark’s career background and passion for digital innovation complements the capabilities and experience of Freightways’ other Directors and is expected to assist the corporate governance of the company and the execution of its digital strategies. I am delighted to welcome Mark to the Freightways team.”

“I am excited about joining the Board of Freightways and look forward to contributing to the successful advancement of the company,” said Mark Rushworth.

“It is important our Board attracts and retains people with the appropriate mix of skills to complement both the current and future development of the company. A formal process exists to identify and appoint directors as part of the Board’s long-term succession plan,” Sue Sheldon said.

At the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting in Auckland on 29 October 2015, shareholders will be asked to elect Mark Rushworth to the Board of Freightways Limited.

For further information contact:

Managing Director
Freightways Limited
Ph: (09) 571 9670
Fax: (09) 571 9671