THE Gladstone Ports Corporation has announced the resignation of chair Anthony Lynham, effective today [31 May].

The GPC board says Dr Lynham “Brought a tenacious work ethic to the role, driving investment and economic development during his tenure”.

Dr Lynham thanked GPC employees for their work, as well as the “ultimate owners” of the corporation, Queenslanders.

“It has been a pleasure serving GPC first as a Director, then Chair, for the past four years,” Dr Lynham said.

“Together, we have been diversifying and structuring GPC for the future, while also ensuring we serve our valuable coal, LNG and other commodity customers for decades to come. I’m confident that as I leave GPC it is in great, and safe hands,” he continued.

Meanwhile in New Zealand, the Port of Tauranga has announced that former director Sir Robert McLeod will re-join the board of directors effective 1 July.

The announcement comes following the retirement of Alistair Lawrence, who spent 10 years with the company, becoming chair of the audit committee in 2022.

Sir Robert was formerly a member of the board from 2017 to 2023, before retiring in October last year.

He will take over as chair of the audit committee following Mr Lawrence’s retirement.

Port of Tauranga chair, Julia Hoare, said she was delighted to welcome Sir Robert’s return: “Sir Rob brings deep governance experience, outstanding financial skills and extensive Kiwi connections. We are very fortunate to have a director of his calibre”.

Ms Hoare also thanked Mr Lawrence for his contribution to Port of Tauranga over 10 years.