Who We Are

Dean Freight is wholly New Zealand owned and operated International Freight Company since its inception in the early 1980’s. We specialise in both Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage.  Our Company contains skilled professionals who represent both importers and exporters in the Customs Clearance and Freight Forwarding Industry.

Dean Freight has been carefully structured to provide our clients with a complete solution to the management of their international freight needs.  We work hard at getting the structure of your freight management system working well first, and then we address the 'systems' to get the benefits flowing through to you quickly.

The Team


Stuart Smith

Managing Director

Stuart is a licensed customs broker and has been managing Dean Freight since its inception in 1980. In 1995, he purchased the company and led its growth to become a market leader for the greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty region.

Shaun Smith

General Manager

Shaun has moved into the General Manager Position.  He will be managing daily operations while also assisting with our exports and quotations, Shaun has also completed the required NZ Customs Tariff courses, enabling him to complete and sign customs entries.

Scott Stowers

Customs Broker

Scott is our head Customs Broker here at Dean Freight.  With a vast knowledge of the industry Scott will be working hard to ensure the Customs Brokerage runs smootly to ensure your goods are cleared in a timely matter

Carlee Hollard

Exports & Customs Broker

Carlee is our Exports Operations for Dean Freight. She brings many years of Freight Forwarding experience and experience in nearly every part of Dean Freight. Carlee has also completed the required NZ Customs Tariff courses, enabling her to complete and sign customs entries.

Glenn McGuire

Sales Representative

Glenn is our Sales Representative. Glenn will be driving business sales and marketing while also continuing to manage the existing client base. 

James Wilson

Tauranga Operations 

James has taken over from Jan and will be looking after the Tauranga accounts. James has worked in the likes of Air New Zealand and already has a great understanding of the logistics industry.

Ana Pinto

Import Operations

Ana is our import co-ordinator and will take all the hard work away from you by becoming the liaison between overseas agents, shipping lines, airlines and your suppliers. Providing you with information on your shipments in the air or on the water. 

Emma Savill


Emma joins us from a supply chain background and brings a wealth of knowledge.  She arranges the deliveries of our import shipments to ensure that the cargo is received in a timely manner.

Connie French

Accounts Administrator 

Connie is our new Accounts Administrator and brings a wealth knowledge.  She arranges all invoices and payments.  She is your go to for all accounts payable and accounts receivable queries.