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New Team Global Express NZ CEO ready for FIFA World Cup partnership

Team Global Express has appointed its new New Zealand CEO ahead of next month’s Women’s FIFA World Cup

Logistics giant Team Global Express is pleased to announce Stewart Smith as the new Chief Executive Officer for the company in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.

Smith joins Team Global Express with more than 30 years’ experience leading businesses through growth and transformation.  With a strong background in commercial and supply chain, he has worked in several omni-channel businesses, including iconic retail companies in the UK such at Tesco, Nisa and Halfords and more recently in Aotearoa at The Warehouse Group.

Team Global Express Group CEO Christine Holgate welcomed Smith, saying his appointment came at a key moment in time for the company.  

“We have a vision to be at the cutting-edge of the transport and logistics industry in both Aotearoa and Australia and it is critical we have the right people in all parts of our business including our leadership team to achieve our ambitions,” Holgate says.

“Stewart is a dynamic, customer centric, strategic leader who has a track record of mobilising teams to deliver better customer and business outcomes. I am looking forward to seeing our team thrive and deliver success for our customers under his leadership.” 


With the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ kicking off on July 20 in New Zealand when the Football Ferns v Norway at Eden Park, Smith says he is looking forward to showcasing Team Global Express as a key logistics partner. 

“I am thrilled to join Team Global Express at such a dynamic time in the business and lead the New Zealand team as we pursue our vision of being at the cutting edge of sustainable logistics. It’s a particularly exciting time as we kick off our sponsorship as the Official Logistics Services Provider for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™,” Smith says.

“This event goes to the heart of who we are as a business.  It will be the biggest global sporting event of the year and Team Global Express is proud to be the ‘team behind the teams’, providing innovative solutions to ensure the tournament never stops, just as we do every day for our customers.” 

Playing to its strengths, Team Global Express will provide scale, speed and reach to support warehouse and venue operations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ in New Zealand and Australia, as well as logistics services at all venues across both countries.

Team Global Express says this announcement is another milestone supporting the Team Global Express business transformation, which rebranded from Toll Global Express last year.

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