Bourke joins board of Ports Australia

Port of Melbourne COO has wide infrastructure experience

Bourke joins board of Ports Australia
Brendan Bourke


Port of Melbourne chief operating officer Brendan Bourke has taken his place on the Ports Australia board of directors.

Bourke fills a vacancy created by outgoing director Steve Lewis formerly of North Queensland Bulk Ports.

He hopes to use his experience to help Ports Australia focus its advocacy on the supply chain as a whole.

"I look forward to playing a role within Ports Australia using its platform to promote a number of nationally important issues," Bourke says

"They range from the work the organisation does in promoting community awareness of the role of Ports to the economy and liveability of the country through to strategic planning and investment.

"Planning both inside and beyond the port gate is crucial for supporting Australia’s economic growth.

"Crucially supporting the development of rail, particularly rail shuttles to key metropolitan locations that will reduce truck traffic and improve the efficiency of the supply chain.

"It is vital that stakeholders like the ports, industry and governments are all around the one table as plans for port and near port facilities take shape.

He brings more than 35 years of corporate experience and a wealth of infrastructure expertise, including tenure as CEO of Queensland Motorways, where he oversaw the transition of the business from government to private ownership.

He was also the former COO of Transurban Group, with responsibilities which included serving as CEO of CityLink Melbourne for almost nine years.

Ports Australia CEO Mike Gallacher welcomes Brendan’s appointment saying: "Brendan is a very well respected person within the industry bringing with him a wealth of knowledge."

"I and the team at Ports Australia are looking forward to working with him and the valuable contribution he will make to nationally important issues."


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