Port of Newcastle’s Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Crowe has announced his resignation, effective at the end of June 2018.
Geoff joined Port of Newcastle in July 2015 with extensive experience in the coal mining and logistics industry. He led the development of the Port’s growth and diversification strategy, including the development of plans for a cruise terminal, bulk terminal and a container terminal.
Geoff said he was proud of the contribution that the Newcastle Port has made to the region during his time as CEO.
“The Port of Newcastle is not only an iconic port that delivers huge economic value to our region and state as a trade gateway, it is also a valued asset for our industry and our community,” Geoff said.
“We have a terrific team, and I am very proud of the contribution that we have made in the last three years for the Port and our region. As a Novocastrian, I will continue to take pride in the Port’s growth.”
Port of Newcastle Chair, Professor Roy Green, said that Geoff brought extensive experience in the Hunter region’s coal mining sector and a commitment to the safe and efficient operation of the Port.
“Geoff has led the Port through a time of growth, while maintaining an excellent safety record and strengthening the Port’s relationship with its industry and community.
“Port of Newcastle’s Board appreciates Geoff’s leadership and wholehearted commitment to the organisation and looks forward to working with him over the next two months and building on his achievements for the future development of the Port.”
Geoff has served as a Director of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator. He is also currently a Director of the Hunter Business Chamber and Chair of the University of Newcastle Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Board.
IMAGE | Retiring CEO of Port of Newcastle, Geoff Crowe.
Port of Newcastle is a major Australian trade gateway handling 4,600 ship movements and 166 million tonnes of cargo each year. Its annual trade worth more than $29 billion to the New South Wales economy, enabling businesses across the state to successfully compete in international markets.
With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia.
As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible Port that realises its potential.