Management Team

Craig Walker

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Craig commenced as Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Acting Chief Executive Officer in December 2018. His substantive role is as Port Strategy and Development General Manager, which he has held from October 2017. Craig has more than 20 years of senior executive experience in the ports, rail, manufacturing, resources, infrastructure and community sectors, specialising in strategic environments.

Jason Cooney

Commercial General Manager

Jason started with GPC in October 2018 as Commercial General Manager. Jason has more than 15 years’ experience with multinational logistics/transportation and engineering service companies with specialisation in commercial development, financial information management and company secretary duties. Jason is experienced in developing and implementing industry best practice solutions to meet customer needs and producing tailored solutions within a dynamic commercial environment.

Rowen Winsor

People, Community and Sustainability General Manager

Rowen is our People, Community and Sustainability General Manager and has been a key member of the executive team since October 2015. Rowen has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive across a range of industries including the mining, energy, rail, aviation, and tourism sectors. Rowen is Chair of the GPC and PCCC ILUA Implementation Committee and is GPC’s industry representative on the Board for GAPDL.

Benjamin Hayden

Acting Asset Management and Project Services General Manager

Benjamin was appointed as Acting Asset Management and Project Services General Manager in May 2019. Benjamin’s substantive role is as Operations General Manager, which he commenced in March 2018. Prior to joining GPC, Benjamin spent more than 20 years in the power generation sector and has worked at most of Queensland’s public and private coal fired power stations, more recently in engineering, maintenance, and asset management leadership roles.

Gerard Melrose

Acting Operations General Manager

Gerard was appointed as Acting Operations General Manager in May 2019. His substantive role is as Logistics Manager, which he commenced in March 2016. Gerard has worked for GPC for more than 10 years across a number of areas including business development, risk, insurance, and human resources.

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