Brett commenced his maritime logistics career working for Toyota Australia in their export program, before moving into a number of supply chain management roles. Joining Patrick in 2007, Brett has held leadership roles in Business Development, Transport, Stevedoring and Port Facilities Management. As GeelongPort CEO, Brett is responsible for the management of key port assets, operational service delivery and driving the Port’s growth strategy.
Stephen spent over 30 years in Finance and IT consulting, working with clients such as Rio Tinto, Australia Post and North Limited. Stephen has also served as a Senior Consultant with KPMG and was Chief Accountant for the Costa Group of Companies.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Deakin University and is a registered Certified Practicing Accountant. Stephen's role as CFO has allowed him to participate in GeelongPort’s significant growth, along with the Ports strong commitment to safety and environmental responsibilities and its role as a key player in the wider Geelong community.
Stephanie leads GeelongPort’s Legal, Governance and Corporate Affairs functions. Prior to joining GeelongPort, Stephanie spent over a decade working as a lawyer for the National Australia Bank Group in various roles in Australia, New Zealand and the UK with a commercial, litigation and regulatory focus. Stephanie has also worked in top tier and specialist law firms in Australia and New Zealand and in local and central government roles in the United Kingdom. Stephanie is admitted to practice in Australia and New Zealand and has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Victoria University of Wellington.
Christopher commenced his career as a graduate engineer with the Ford Motor Company, initially in Geelong and later Broadmeadows. During this time Christopher held several technical roles prior to moving into supervisory and leadership positions in both plant maintenance and production environments. In 2010 he transitioned to the transport and logistics sector where he led several large, multidisciplinary service teams within Patrick. Christopher joined GeelongPort in 2017 and as GeelongPort’s Head of Service Delivery leads the port’s customer facing operations and maintenance teams to provide a customer oriented, flexible service.
Samantha has over 20 years' experience in the human resource management arena, beginning with Honda Australia. Samantha's deep knowledge of corporate and manufacturing environments stems from her senior roles with Sensis and Energy Australia, where Samantha set up a customer contact centre in Geelong. Samantha joined LINX Cargo Care Group in 2015 as Human Resources Manager, incorporating responsibilities for GeelongPort and in June 2020 took on the role of GM - Organisational Development. Samantha’s strengths include organisational development, change management, performance and conduct management, workplace relations and talent management.
Elias has over 25 years’ experience in global corporate real estate/asset management, procurement and complex commercial negotiation working with companies such as Pfizer, Barclays Capital and Statoil. More recently Elias managed the national Patrick Port Assets and progressed his career into a Head of Property and Procurement role at Linx Cargo Care Group where he was responsible for both property and strategic procurement teams. Elias holds a Bachelor of Business Property (Valuations) and Post Graduate Degree in Strategic Procurement. Elias joined GeelongPort in 2021 and is responsible for property, trade and new market growth opportunities across the port.
Sinèad is an accomplished leader, a qualified civil engineer and project manager. She has extensive experience in project delivery across a range of areas, having worked for WSP, the Northern Territory Government and, more recently, HK Solutions based in Geelong. Sinead has proven experience as an influential leader who works within business development, directing large teams and managing stakeholder expectations. As GeelongPort’s Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Sinèad oversees all engineering, asset management and project management functions.