A NEW chief executive has been confirmed for Darwin Port, with leaseholder Landbridge Australia announcing the appointment of Darren Lambourn.

He replaces Terry O’Connor who announced his resignation earlier in the year after more than a decade with the port.

In a statement, Landbridge noted Mr Lambourn had “a wealth of experience” in supply chain operations, most recently working as general manager Bunbury for Southern Ports Authority where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of port masterplans.


In his role as general manager of CITIC Pacific Mining and Cape Preston Port Company, Mr Lambourn developed and managed a new operational bulk loading port for the Sino Iron project in the Pilbara.

He has also held positions as the regional manager of the P&O Automotive and General Stevedoring and as Queensland bulk manager for P&O Ports.

Mr Lambourn is to be responsible for overall operations and management of Darwin Port and to report directly to Landbridge Australia managing director Mike Hughes.

Port of Darwin is significant for trade with our near neighbours. Credit: Shutterstock

Mr Hughes noted Mr Lambourn’s extensive experience while also paying tribute to his predecessor.

“On behalf of Landbridge, I would like to thank Terry [O’Connor] for his significant contribution to Landbridge and to Darwin Port,” Mr Hughes said.

“Terry has successfully led Darwin Port through its transformation from a Northern Territory government business to a thriving privately owned port under Landbridge’s management,” he said.

“We wish him well for the future.”