Adrian Doyle – 360 Logistics
My working background is almost exclusively in international freight forwarding (including Customs Brokerage) and logistics, having spent nearly 30 years in the industry. During this time I have worked for international forwarders at a national, regional and global level, with roles ranging from operations to sales, commercial, regional and country management roles. Originally from the Manawatu (Palmerston North born and bred), I returned to the region at the beginning of 2014 after a 15-year absence (spent in Wellington and Auckland) to open up the local branch of 360 Logistics after a 2-year break from the industry where I spent time working as a Business Broker selling commercial businesses.
I’m passionate about the Manawatu region having grown up here, raised kids here, and once again enjoying the benefits of doing business here, where the integrity of the local business community is of a high ethic. The Manawatu is a great place to live and do business and I see a role with the Chamber of Commerce as an opportunity to both reinforce this to the existing business community and also to pass that on to prospective businesses/people that are considering making the Manawatu their home. Having spent time in other regions, I see no reason why businesses that may ‘feel the need’ to be based in a larger centre could not thrive on relocating to this region and enjoying the benefits of our location, lower costs of living, and ready access to a skilled workforce.
Outside of work my passion is football (soccer) having been involved in the game for more than 40 years, firstly as a player and in later years as a coach and administrator both in Auckland and on my return to the region, where I have resumed a previous longstanding involvement with my former club.