SOUTH Australian port infrastructure company T-Ports has appointed a new CEO.

Nathan Kent stepped into the role on 1 July 2023, succeeding Scott McKay, who has served as CEO since June last year.

T-Ports said Mr Kent has experience in optimising port assets; his most recent position was senior manager of Toll Energy & Marine, a business unit specialising in private port operations, offshore supply vessels and contract logistics.

Mr Kent was previously national manager of Toll Group.

T-Ports said he would bring an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing regional communities.

“I’m looking forward to cementing T-Ports’ position in the marketplace and growing the many opportunities a business such as T-Ports presents to the wider commodity and export community,” Mr Kent said.

“T-Ports has made unprecedented steps in the supply chain, marine and infrastructure field, and it’s an exciting time to be joining such a dynamic business to expand long term relationships with key stakeholders behind the T-Ports brand which include growers, grain traders and investors.”

T-Ports thanked Mr McKay for his leadership following his appointment as interim CEO to focus on supply-chain optimisation.