GeelongPort
Brett Winter Chief Executive Officer

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 Anderson Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining GeelongPort in 2009, Stephen spent over 20 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.

Rod Simkin Engineering Manager

Rod leads a group that formulates and delivers the GeelongPort Asset Management Plan to ensure the long-term safety and serviceability of all port assets. Rod's engineering team also provides technical support to all areas of the business, including customers, to facilitate operations and strategic development. Joining GeelongPort in 2006, Rod's extensive experience in the development and maintenance of maritime assets is is supported by qualifications in Engineering and Computer Science.

Graeme Newman Maintenance Manager

Graeme joined GeelongPort in 2000 with years of experience as a maintenance professional owing to his Royal Australian Navy trade background and formal engineering qualifications. As GeelongPort Maintenance Manager, Graeme is responsible for the upkeep and reliability of all fixed and mobile plant, including site infrastructure maintenance. Prior to joining GeelongPort, Graeme was the Maintenance Manager for Smorgans ARC in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Adam Gordon Operations Manager

As head of Operations, Adam has overall management responsibility for port operations at its two key precincts; Corio Quay and Lascelles. Adam and his team ensure the safe and effective delivery of all operational activities across a broad range of commodities and cargoes. Adam commenced his career in the maritime industry with Patrick Stevedores in 2000. His 17 years of experience extends through stevedoring, maintenance and infrastructure, and contractor and operations management. Adam holds formal qualifications in Management and Leadership.

Derek O'Connell HSE Manager

Derek's long career in the stevedoring industry has enabled him to broaden his hands-on experience and hold a number of key leadership roles in both operations and Health, Safety and Environment. Derek’s practical industry experience is supported by qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety. As HSE Manager, Derek is responsible for ensuring compliance to relevant Acts, Legislations and Regulations, and building a positive safety culture to drive improvements and efficiencies that make GeelongPort a a safe and sustainable workplace.   

Shane Royle Trade & Property Manager

Shane manages the customer and property portfolios for the Port, and is responsible for all business development activity aimed at achieving strategic and sustainable economic growth. With over 20 years’ experience in the Australian logistics and supply chain arena, Shane’s deep industry knowledge stems from senior leadership roles in business development, operations and commercial management with Linfox, Toll and Aurizon. Shane holds an MBA and formal qualifications in management, marketing and logistics, including a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) qualification.

Samantha English Human Resources Manager

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 for the Southern Region, incorporating responsibilities for GeelongPort. Samantha’s strengths include organisational development, change management, performance and conduct management, workplace relations and talent management.

Michelle Thompson EA & Administration

Michelle is an experienced Administrator with over 20 years’ experience working with senior management, providing quality support across a diverse portfolio base. Michelle’s responsibilities include port security access, contractor management, marketing, training and property administration. Michelle is often a lead for projects and key initiatives within the business due to her strong knowledge of business management systems, focus on quality, and continuous improvement mindset.