Stephen Bateman is the Director and founder of S B Global Logistics and JSP Logistics based in Christchurch. S B Global Logistics is the authorized network partner and representative for DB Schenker in the South Island. DB Schenker is a world leader in providing global logistics services. Stephen has over 35 years’ experience in the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Industry, and is passionate about business and life in our region.
Previously Stephen worked as Operations Manager for a Multi-National Freight Forwarder in Australia, and ventured in to his own business in 1990.He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a committee member of the Southern Region. His experience in providing Canterbury exporters and Importers with a dependable link to world markets has been his key focus and building a business that is respected, trusted and that our people are proud to be part of.
Stephen is married to Anita and has 2 daughters, Jessica and Stephanie. He is a keen and active sports person with interests in cycling, cricket and skiing.
"One key attribute I believe I would bring to the Board would be my pragmatic approach to the challenges in front of our region. I will listen carefully and be proactive to the needs of our business community, in particular the challenges our local businesses face with supply chain links to reach their global markets."