Ports Australia has appointed a new Policy and Operations Director, as long-serving director Ash Sinha steps down.

Margie Barbouttis has been appointed to the role, who is experienced in policy work and logistics industry processes.

Ports Australia CEO, Mike Gallacher, said, “Ports Australia welcomes Margie Barbouttis as our new Director Policy and Operations. 

“With extensive experience in policy and project development and coordinating specialised working groups in areas outside the port industry, Margie has already shown an appetite to broaden her understanding of the role ports play in enabling this nation’s trade in the short time she has been with us.

Mr Gallacher acknowledged the contribution of Mr Sinha to the wider ports industry and wished him the best of luck with his future endeavours. 

“Ash has been an invaluable member of the Ports Australia team. Driving policy debate around issues such as coastal shipping, sustainability and helping to lift the profile of port and maritime related issues both within Government and the wider community. Ash is widely acknowledged across the supply chain sector for his knowledge and is often sought for his sound practical advice in addressing the many challenges that confront the sector.

“I wish Ash all the very best as he takes on a new role within the ports sector in Queensland and will enjoy continuing to work with him in his new capacity.”

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