Management Team

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Scott McAlister

Managing Director - National Sales and Business Development

Mobile: 021 901 060

Office: 03 384 1719

Scott has a deep understanding of the transport sector gained from spending his entire career in the industry, going right back to working with his father during primary school holidays. As National Sales and Business Development Manager of the Cleeve Group, he is responsible for strategic direction, and general oversight of both Cleeve Transport and Mackleys. His vision for Mackleys is to provide the high quality service expected of a family-owned company, while meeting the best standards of corporate expectations.

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Melanie Johnstone

Commercial Manager

Office: 03 940 2451

Melanie has an extensive commercial background accumulated during her travels through the UK and Australia. Melanie heads our commercial team that includes accounts receivable and payable team and transport analytics.

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Richard Wearne

National Compliance Manager

Mobile: 021 290 0779

Office: 033841719

Richard has been with Mackleys for 18 years. In September 2018 Richard accepted the role of National Compliance manager. Richard’s in-depth knowledge of our operation has him as a practical leader of our efforts in this space. Richard is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Richard also leads our compliance. This covers areas such as MPI, Transport, customer inductions and requirements.

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Jonny Brown

Transport Manager

Mobile: 027 331 7144

Office: 03 384 1719 ext 1

Jonny joined Mackleys in 2009 as a crane truck operator and has since gained considerable experience across the entire fleet. Jonny has a thorough understanding of the industry and its requirements.

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Mark Collins

Precast/Overdimensional Manager

Mobile: 027 2325205

Office: 03 940 2446

Mark manages the company's precast concrete transportation, as well as much of the over-dimension work. For larger projects, he manages the transportation process, liaising between sites and outside contractors to ensure the work is completed on time.

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Nick Corner

Import Export Containers

Office: 03 384 1719

Nick has an extensive background in shipping previously holding the South Island operations supervisor role for MSC shipping. Nick has an extensive understanding of ports and shipping that he has brought to transport to leverage for our clients.

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Josh Brown

Auckland Crane Truck and Container Devanning

Office: +64 27847 0558

Josh has come through the ranks at Mackleys and has intimate understanding of our operation. This allows him to develop unique customer solutions. Josh spends his time between Auckland and Christchurch.


Peter Danilo

North Island Transport Manager

Mobile: O27 548 5558

Peter joined Mackleys in August 2018 from Humes Pipelines where he was National Logistics Manager. Pete has 30 years in the transport industry across of wide range of sectors including general and refrigerated freight, machinery and heavy haulage, aggregates and concrete pipes. Pete’s experienced approach to logistics has seen his team reaching new levels of safety and DIFOT. Peter has a strong focus on ‘removing customer headaches’ through practical solutions and clear information.

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Kate Johnston

Human resources and process improvement manager

Kate started at Mackleys in 2010 and has worked across the organisation in operations, customer relations and human resource roles prior to moving abroad to Spain in 2017. Since her return to New Zealand in 2019, she has held the Human Resources and Process Improvement Management role at Mackleys after completing a Bachelor of Business majoring in International Business. Kate has a focus in implementing continuous improvement systems that facilitate positive outcomes for both the team and customers.

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Lofty Kirkman

Store Manager

Mobile: 021 901 067

Office: 03 384 1719 Ext 2