New board member for Port of Melbourne

Minister for Roads and Ports Tim Pallas appoints new Port of Melbourne board member

A new member has been appointed to the Port of Melbourne’s board following Mary Anne Hartley’s decision to step down after 12 years of service.

Minister for Roads and Ports Tim Pallas named Ian Robins as her successor, saying the former councilman will bring extensive experience to the role.

Robins is the former chief executive of the Wyndham Council and has held a number of senior positions within local government mainly in an engineering capacity.

He is the inaugural chair of the Western Transport Alliance and a board member of the Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Hartley, who is a barrister specialising in maritime law, started with the board in 1996 when it was known as the Victorian Channels Authority.

Hartley says she has regrets about leaving, but has "a strong belief that board members should not outstay their welcome".

"I have the utmost regard for the corporation and its board and wish them all the best in their future endeavours," Hartley says.

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