PATRICK Boocock, who was to succeed Anthony Jones as LINX Cargo Care Group CEO, is now not taking up the role.

The company announced Mr Boocock has resigned to take on a new senior leadership role “external to Brookfield/LINX CCG in Asia, which will leverage his prior experience working there”.

“LINX CCG’s major shareholder, Brookfield, will continue to work closely with the group’s senior leadership team on a day-to-day basis while a search is undertaken for a successor to Anthony Jones, the group’s current CEO who will leave later in the year,” a statement from the company said.

The company announced in June that Mr Jones would be stepping down in September.

LINX Cargo Care group employs more than 3000 people across Australia and New Zealand and it says, as a group, the company moves more than 22 tonnes of bulk cargo, 1.7 million tonnes of steel and more than 17.5 million tonnes of forestry products.

The group comprises logistics specialist LINX; GeelongPort (with a 50% stake); forestry logistics and processing businesses Pedersen Group and C3; and Autocare Services.