PEAK body Ports Australia has announced it is to have a new chairman, with Vincent Tremaine stepping down after four years to be replaced by Tasports chief executive Paul Weedon.
Mr Tremaine’s decision to step aside coincides with his decision to also retire as chief executive of Flinders Ports.
Ports Australia chief executive, Mike Gallacher, said the whole sector owed Mr Tremaine for his years of leadership.
“The experience and breadth of knowledge Vincent brought to the board of Ports Australia has been instrumental to the organisation’s improved value in the policy space and internally for member,” Mr Gallacher said.
“Not only does Vincent command an excellent knowledge of ports, logistics and the economy he also is an accomplished accountant providing the organisation with another dimension of leadership.
“We wish him the very best with all his future undertakings.”
Replacing Mr Tremaine is Paul Weedon who previously served as the deputy chair as well as his role as chief executive of Tasports.
“Ports Australia is in excellent hands with Paul as our new chairman,” Mr Gallacher said.
“Paul’s career has taken him across the world, working in logistics, transport and shipping, he understands port operations and the intricacies of freight infrastructure.
“With the solid foundation Paul will be able to help guide Ports Australia through what will be an interesting time.”