Dean Bracewell

Independent Non-Executive Director at Air New Zealand

Mr Bracewell has significant experience in the freight and logistics industry, with the majority of his career spent at Freightways Limited (Freightways) where he held a number of senior leadership and Executive roles, including most recently as Managing Director from 1999 to 2017.

During his over 30-year career at Freightways he led the business through its successful initial public offering in 2003 and as it diversified its business and extended its geographical footprint into Australia.

Mr Bracewell is a Director of Tainui Group Holdings Limited, Property for Industry Limited and the Halberg Foundation. He is also a member of the Government's Future of Rail Steering Group and was a director of the public policy think tank "The New Zealand Initiative" and its predecessor the "New Zealand Business Roundtable" from 2011 to 2015.

Mr Bracewell is of Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāi Te Rangi descent.


  • Independent Non-Executive Director

    Current role