CRAIG Carmody has today been announced as Port of Newcastle’s new CEO.
Mr Carmody has previously served as head of strategy at Svitzer Australia, as well as in senior advisory roles in the federal government.
Port of Newcastle chair Professor Roy Green said: “Craig’s commercial and political experience, combined with his industry knowledge and strategic skills, make him an ideal leader for the further development and diversification of the Port of Newcastle and continuing transformation of the Hunter region economy”.
Mr Carmody said he was delighted to join the world’s largest coal export port.
“I look forward to leading the organisation and working with the team at the Port of Newcastle and all its stakeholders to progress the Port’s diversification agenda, including the development of a container terminal, to ensure regional growth and an efficient freight and logistics network for NSW,” he said.
Mr Carmody is taking over from Geoff Crowe, who has led the organisation for three years.
Professor Green said: “I am absolutely confident that Craig will build on the achievements and leadership of Geoff Crowe to drive the next phase of the Port’s growth and diversification strategy, maintaining our excellent safety record and strengthening our relationships with industry and community”.
Mr Carmody is to commence his role at Port of Newcastle on 1 August 2018.