QUBE Holdings managing director Maurice James will be guest speaker at a lunch in Melbourne on Tuesday December 10.

Mr James has more than 30 years ‘experience in the engineering, ports and logistics industries.

He spent his early career at the Port of Melbourne, initially as an engineer, then worked through various roles to become head of commercial operations.

Mr James was an important part of Patrick Corporation executive team from 1994 until 2006 with his last position as director ports and had a close-up view of the dramatic events of April 1998.

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He has held various roles at Qube-related companies since 2007 and was appointed managing director in 2011.

He is a director of the Australian Logistics Council and sits on several governmental advisory committees.

He has not been afraid to offer challenging opinions, famously suggesting the Port Botany was overtaking Port of Melbourne due to better rail connections.

The lunch will be held at the historic Hotel Windsor on Spring Street, the site of where the Australian constitution was drawn up. Contact ICHCA Australia for more information.

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