Ports Australia has announced the retirement of its long serving Chief Executive Officer, David Anderson, after a ten-year term.

Mr Anderson has decided to step down from his position at the peak ports body, effective from 10 March 2017.

Ports Australia Chairman and CEO of Flinders Ports, Vincent Tremaine, said, “During his time as CEO, David has brought great credit to the organisation and unified the membership behind a strong, well developed policy agenda.

“David has created a strong awareness of port issues with government and other stakeholders and has worked tirelessly to have these appropriately positioned on the public policy agenda. “While CEO of Ports Australia, David has developed a reputation for fearlessly advocating for the interests of the members.”

Mr Anderson’s decision to retire will bring a close to a career in the field of transport policy and advocacy spanning more than 40 years

Commenting on his retirement, Mr Anderson said, “My tenure as CEO of Ports Australia has been highly rewarding, in serving one of the most significant of Australia’s economic sectors and a membership committed to supporting the wellbeing of the Australian community through efficient port operations and sustainable port development.

“I thank the members for their strong support and contribution to the success of our organisation over that time.”  

Mr Anderson has agreed to make himself available on a needs basis to help with the transition, from the date of his retirement, to facilitate an orderly leadership transition.

The board is now in the process of choosing David Anderson’s successor. The position was advertised in the press on 20 January 2017.

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