Management Team

Paul Heagney

Paul Heagney

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Paul has over 20 years’ managerial, commercial and executive experience in commodities. He has experience in marketing, logistics, international trade, financial and operational risk management gained in the agriculture and resources industries.

He was formally a director of the Australian Sugar Milling Council and Chairman of its inaugural Trade Committee, a director of Australian Molasses Trading, Chairman and Director of both M&M Molasses and Mourilyan Molasses Terminal Company. Paul is Principal of Kippax Consulting which provides advice focused on business strategy and development, international trade, commodities, and logistics. He has a Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.

Craig Walker

Craig Walker

Chief Operating Officer

Craig is an experienced senior executive having a strong background in commercial and operational settings, with proven successes in mergers and acquisitions, public and private sector transformations, regulated and non-regulated business in Australia and overseas.  Craig has more than 20 years of senior executive experience in the ports, rail, manufacturing, resources, infrastructure and consulting sectors, specialising in strategic environments.

Gerard Melrose

Gerard Melrose

Acting Operations, Asset Management & Project Services 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 11 years across a number of areas including business development, risk, insurance, and human resources.