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Carmody tapped for Port of Newcastle leadership

New CEO comes with background in politics and shipping services


Svitzer Australia director Craig Carmody is to be the new CEO of Port of Newcastle.

The port towage and tug company’s strategy, innovation and corporate affairs director takes on his new role on August 1.

The port says Carmody has a deep understanding of the Australian transport and maritime industry, having led the strategic direction of Svitzer Australia “in both a domestic and global context”.

Before joining Svitzer, he worked as a senior government adviser in transport and infrastructure, including in the offices of the prime minister, deputy prime minister and minister for transport and infrastructure.

“Craig’s commercial and political experience, combined with his industry knowledge and strategic skills, make him an ideal leader for the further development and diversification of the Port of Newcastle and continuing transformation of the Hunter region economy,” Port of Newcastle chair Professor Roy Green says.

For his part, Carmody is looking forward to this new challenge

“I am delighted to join the world’s largest coal export port. I look forward to leading the organisation and working with the team at the Port of Newcastle and all its stakeholders to progress the port’s diversification agenda, including the development of a container terminal, to ensure regional growth and an efficient freight and logistics network for NSW,” he says.

He will take over from Geoff Crowe, who has led the organisation for three years.

“I am absolutely confident that Craig will build on the achievements and leadership of Geoff Crowe to drive the next phase of the Port’s growth and diversification strategy, maintaining our excellent safety record and strengthening our relationships with industry and community,” Green says.


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