Ports Australia announces retirement of CEO

Posted by Ports Australia on 30 January 2017


30 January 2017

Ports Australia announces retirement of CEO

Peak ports body Ports Australia today announced the retirement of the organisation’s long serving CEO, David Anderson, 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,” said Mr Tremaine.

“While CEO of Ports Australia, David has developed a reputation for fearlessly advocating for the interests of the Members,” he said.

David Anderson’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of over 40 years in the field of transport policy and advocacy.

Commenting on his decision to retire, 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 well-being 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,” he said.

The Board of Directors is pleased that David 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 are in the process of choosing David Anderson’s successor.  The position was advertised in the press on Friday 20 January.

The Board, on behalf of all the Members is tremendously grateful to David for his decade of service and wishes him all the very best in this next phase of his life.


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