CRAIG Carmody will step in as the next chief executive of the Port of Newcastle after Geoff Crowe stands aside.
Mr Carmody, who has worked at Svitzer Australia after a career as a senior government adviser in transport and infrastructure, said he was eager to join the organisation.
“I am delighted to join the world’s largest coal export port,” Mr Carmody said. “I look forward to leading the organisation and working with the team at the Port of Newcastle and all its stakeholders to progress the port’s diversification agenda, including the development of a container terminal, to ensure regional growth and an efficient freight and logistics network for NSW.”
The port’s chair, Professor Roy Green, said Mr Carmody’s commercial and political experience made him “an ideal leader for the further development and diversification of the Port of Newcastle”.
“I am absolutely confident that Craig will build on the achievements and leadership of Geoff Crowe to drive the next phase of the Port’s growth and diversification strategy,” Professor Green said.
Mr Crowe’s resignation was announced in May. Mr Carmody will take the reins on August 1.
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