Ports Australia has elected a new Chair of its Board of Directors, following the vacancy left by former Chair Paul Weedon.
The Board elected its current Deputy Chair, Grant Gilfillian, to the position.
Mr Gilfillian is the Chief Executive of the Port Authority of NSW and a previous Chair of the International Association of Ports and Harbours.
He said he was looking forward to leading the organisation during an exciting time for the industry.
“We have seen a lot of changes over the last couple of years and there are plenty more on the horizon for the Australian Port sector and for the nation’s freight and supply chain as a whole,” Mr Gilfillian said.
“A strong voice like Ports Australia is crucial during these times to achieve the best results for the country’s Ports to optimise trade and efficiencies to and from the port gate.
“I look forward to working with the management team at Ports Australia to realise the current projects the organisation is working on andplan for the future of the sector.”
Ports Australia’s Chief Executive, Mike Gallacher, also said he was looking forward to working closer with Grant as the organisation achieved key milestones.
“As Deputy Chair and with his experience throughout the sector, Grant has been a valuable resource for the organisation, I am looking forward to him exercising that experience further in his role as Chair,” Mr Gallacher said.
“This organisation has plenty to offer both our membership and wider Australia and we are working hard to realise this potential.”
Mr Gilfillian has previously worked in Africa, the Middle East andEurope as a Senior Vice President, Managing Director and General Manager for DPWorld.
Prior to this he served as Director of Operations for P&O Ports in Australia and New Zealand, and as Managing Director of CSX World Terminals in Australia.
Mr Gilfillian was appointed to the Chair of the Australian Cruise Association in September 2017 and is currently serving as a Director on the Board of Lyttelton Port Company in Christchurch, New Zealand.