Paul Klaassen


Paul is a commercially astute, strategic supply chain, procurement and sourcing professional specialising in identifying opportunities and strategies that help transform organisational performance. Having a mix of strategic and operational expertise, combined with cross-functional commercial, procurement and supply chain experience, provides the capability to deliver real value to organisations.

Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand).

Over the last 25 years Paul has developed significant senior supply chain, procurement and commercial experience within multiple New Zealand organisations and industries, having a track record of delivering long term organisational value. Within these roles Paul has developed key functions and teams, together with leading a solution-based approach to ensure the delivery of real value to these businesses. Examples of key drivers addressed in these roles include the development of effective logistics frameworks, implementation of innovative sourcing solutions and the establishment of sales and operations planning capability. Senior commercial roles have involved Paul in strategy development and business planning. This provides Paul with a critical understanding of both the business drivers and the context for identifying and prioritising the right initiatives.

Paul is based on the North Shore in Auckland. Family time is important, with some family still based in his original home town of Whangarei. With their daughter having left for university this year they have gained some time and hope to do more travelling in the future. Paul is a keen follower of all sports, and particularly enjoys Rugby and League.

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