Chief Executive Officer - Peter O'Sullivan
Peter was appointed by the Board in July 2016. Peter is an entrenched member of the Gladstone community and brings over 30 years of recent work history, 14 of those working for/with GPC in areas such as Community Relations, Human Resources and Major Projects. During his career, he has gained extensive operational, project and senior management experience, most recently as Project Leader for the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project.
Peter directs and controls GPC’s business and operational activities, providing leadership by enhancing and developing plans and strategies to ensure short and long-term objectives and sustainable outcomes are achieved.
Peter’s key focus for 2017/18 is to work with the Executive Team to optimise the capacity of our shipping channels. At the same time, he will ensure that cost effective port infrastructure is provided and maintained, and new trade opportunities are sought to diversify activities at the three ports.
Commercial General Manager - Mike Galt
Mike is principal financial adviser to the CEO and Board, and is responsible for managing commercial strategy, commercial agreements with customers, governance and corporate risk management functions. His department also manages the port property portfolio, information systems, procurement, marina, and the new business functions of the ports of Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Gladstone. Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the commercial realm of heavy industry encompassing sugar, manufacturing, mining and ports.
Mike’s key focus areas for 2017/18 are researching new trade opportunities for sea-borne cargo to/from Central Queensland and continuing to improve GPC’s financial outcomes whilst maintaining competitive pricing regimes for shipping and improving the efficiency of GPC’s commercial service functions.
Cargo Handling Operations General Manager - Allan Brown
Allan was appointed as Cargo Handling Operations General Manager in February 2012. He has been with GPC for over eight years and has over 30 years’ experience in management and technical roles within the mining, refining and materials processing industries.
Allan is responsible for managing all cargo handling activities and associated infrastructure. In 2016/17, Allan’s team focused on improving workplace safety, environment performance and operational efficiency, with a number of continuous improvement projects completed in these areas. The team also completed major works on a number of key assets as park of the large program of 'life cycle' works. Another focusfor the team was the ongoing development of technical systems to support and facilitate the teams ongoing improvement activities.
Allan and his team’s focus in 2017/18 will be similar to last year, with safety and environmental improvement, whole of life asset management and operational efficiency a focus of work programs. The coming year will also see the implementation of a number of the technical systems, such as Day of Operations Planning and Execution tools, that have been developed by the team over the last few years. These tools, provide an important technical platform to support increased operational efficiency in the coming years.
People, Community and Sustainability General Manager - Rowen Winsor
Rowen joined GPC in October 2015, following 20 years of demonstrated senior leadership experience in the mining, manufacturing, tourism and finance industries. Along with her leadership experience, Rowen’s technical experience is diverse and includes employee relations, organisational development, community engagement, Indigenous affairs, sustainability and safety.
Rowen is responsible for several business units across the organisation including human resources, learning and development, corporate and community relations, Indigenous affairs, parks and recreation, health and wellbeing, safety and sustainability.
Key priorities within the 2017-18 year within this portfolio include the implementation of a Sustainability Strategy across the business, provision of a community facility for the Indigenous community, enhancing employee culture and safety, and facilitating the organisational restructure to position GPC for the future.
Port Strategy and Development General Manager - Craig Walker
Craig was appointed Port Strategy and Development General Manager in October 2017. He has over 20 years’ of senior executive experience in the ports, rail, manufacturing, resources, infrastructure and community sectors.
Craig brings with him experience in operational and strategic environments including master planning, executive and project management, infrastructure design and development, and more recently experience in leading the Port Efficiency Projects.
He is responsible for a number of Business Operations in the Port of Gladstone, including the Marina, Port of Rockhampton and Port of Bundaberg. His responsibilities extend to Gladstone Marine Pilot Service (GMPS), Port Security, Port Strategy, Planning and Development.