Lewis appointed Southern Ports CEO

Executive comes with 15 years’ experience leading ports

Lewis appointed Southern Ports CEO
Steve Lewis


Steve Lewis has been announced as the new chief executive of Southern Ports.

Arriving with more than 20 years of experience as a CEO, of which 15 was in ports, Lewis was most recently interim CEO at Mid-West Ports Authority.

He has previously led Connex WA, Dampier Port Authority (now part of Pilbara Ports Authority) and North Queensland Bulk Ports, before returning to Western Australia.

Southern Ports includes Albany, Bunbury and Esperance ports and had a combined facilitated trade of more than 33.5 million tonnes in the 2018 financial year, with key trades including iron ore, alumina and grain, the Western Australian government says.

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"Steve Lewis is one of Australia's most experienced port chief executives with strong experience leading large complex ports and a proven track record in building relationships with port users," WA ports minister Alannah MacTiernan says.

"Steve has a long history in regional WA having previously worked at Dampier Port Authority, where he was instrumental in growing the port's base turnover from $3.5 million in 2003 to $86.4 million in June 2014.

"He has a strong record in developing positive relationships with both port users and staff.

"Steve's appointment marks a new beginning for Southern Ports after what has been a difficult period for the organisation."

Lewis is set to commence the role on January 14, 2019.

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