Management team

Craig Haymes

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Haymes is a highly experienced civil engineer with more than 30 years of experience in multinational companies across Australia, Canada and the United States. He has held numerous senior executive positions with ExxonMobil and INPEX and been involved in the implementation and operations of major projects and assets in environmentally sensitive areas in multiple regions and countries. Craig has a reputation for leadership, business operations, project management, sustainability performance, corporate governance and all with a focus on environmental protection and maintaining a safe workplace. He is also passionate about volunteering and participating in the community in which he lives and works.  

Jenelle Druce

Chief Financial Officer

Jenelle Druce is a CPA qualified accountant with three decades of experience within the port industry and Government Owned Corporations (GOC). Jenelle’s experience includes Bundaberg Port Authority prior to their amalgamation with Port of Brisbane Corporation Limited before joining Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited. Jenelle has a reputation for her in-depth analysis and financial solutions with a commitment to making business numbers transparent and accurate for better business decision-making. She is committed to financial performance of the organisation and compliance with all relevant Acts, Standards and Regulations and delivery of all statutory requirements including financial statements and associated disclosures. 

Craig Walker

Chief Operating Officer

Craig is an experienced senior executive with 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

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.