Meet the Board

Stewart Lammin
(Chair), CEO, Flinders Port Holdings

Stewart Lammin was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Flinders Port Holdings in March 2018. Previous to this Stewart was the General Manager of Flinders Ports for six years and was responsible for the overall performance of the Ports business, this included Flinders Ports Land Developments.

Stewart is a highly experienced ports industry professional with over 35 years in the sector. He has a background in ship broking, and developed expertise in shipping for the mining sector.

He spent 15 years at global shipping line, Hamburg Süd, where he was the Sales and Marketing Manager in Sydney and then as State Manager for Victoria and Queensland.

Stewart has a master’s in business administration (MBA). He also currently holds the position of Chair of Ports Australia for the second consecutive year, initial appointment was in 2020 and Chair of Complexica South Australian business that is the leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software applications that can be utilised to facilitate supply chain decisions.

Anthony Donald
(Deputy Chair), CEO, TasPorts

Anthony Donald is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (TasPorts). He joined TasPorts as Chief Operating Officer in early 2016 and was appointed CEO in June 2019 after serving as Acting CEO for eight months. As the company’s most senior executive, Anthony has overall responsibility for all major corporate and operational decisions, as well as strategic direction, policy, culture and company resources.

Anthony is highly experienced in the maritime, aviation, transport and logistics sectors and holds a degree in civil engineering.  Prior to joining TasPorts, Anthony provided strategic and engineering advice to a range of private and public sector businesses. He has also held executive roles at the Port of Melbourne Corporation as Deputy Executive General Manager for the Port Capacity Project and General Manager for Infrastructure Projects. Additionally, he held various positions at Melbourne Airport including T2 Expansion Project Director and Airfield Capital Works Program Manager.

Marika Calfas
(Deputy Chair), CEO, NSW Ports

Marika Calfas is the Chief Executive Officer of NSW Ports, the private sector organisation responsible for managing Port Botany and Port Kembla and the intermodal terminals at Cooks River and Enfield in New South Wales, Australia.

Marika has over 20 years’ experience in the port sector across a range of portfolio areas including port planning and development, infrastructure management, strategy, sustainability and environment.

Marika is passionate about driving efficiency across port supply chains, informing the wider community and decision makers of the importance and value of ports to our lives and the economy, and identifying new opportunities to build supply chain system productivity and resilience.

Marika represents the sector advising government on industry reform agendas including the Federal Government’s Simplified Trade System Implementation Taskforce. She has been appointed by the NSW Government to the board of Infrastructure NSW, is a Director of TT Club, Deputy Chair of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Council Member of the Australian Logistics Council.

Saul Cannon
CEO, Port of Melbourne

As Chief Executive Officer, Saul oversees the strategic direction and operations of Port of Melbourne. Saul brings to the role over 25 years of commercial strategy, finance, legal and corporate governance experience. He comes to Port of Melbourne from global logistics group, Toll Group, where he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. 

Prior to Toll, Saul spent nearly a decade at ASX-listed Asciano Limited, which then owned the Patrick ports and Pacific National rail businesses. Saul holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law (with honours) and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School in Boston.

Craig Carmody
CEO, Port of Newcastle

Craig Carmody is the Chief Executive Officer at Port of Newcastle, the largest Port on the East Coast of Australia.  

Appointed in 2018, following a successful career across the private sector, federal government and Australian Defence Force, Craig is leading the Port through one of the most significant diversification periods in the Port’s and the Hunter regions history.

After four years of lobbying government and support from Independent Lake Macquarie MP, Greg Piper, restrictions on container trade were removed from the Port through the passing of the Port of Newcastle Extinguishment of Liability Act, paving the way for a $2.4 billion infrastructure investment in a container terminal.

Under Craig’s leadership, in 2022, Port of Newcastle’s clean energy ambitions received a significant boost through a $100 million Commonwealth Government grant, which will see the Port’s Clean Energy Precinct transform into the nation’s most significant Clean Energy manufacturing hub in the next five years.

Ranee Crosby
CEO, Ports of Townsville

Ranee is responsible for the strategic leadership, direction and operation of the Ports of Townsville and Lucinda.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Ranee held senior executive positions in commercial, planning, property and governance fields. She has led, managed and advised on major infrastructure investments and economic opportunities acrossNorthern Australia, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the port and shipping industry.

Ranee holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She sits on a number of boards and committees, including the Queensland Ministerial Freight Council, Queensland Ports Association, Queensland Minister’s Advisory Council on Defence Industry and Jobs, North Queensland Defence Advisory Board and Townsville Enterprise Limited.

Peter Dummett
CEO, Darwin Port

Following a 20 year career in the Royal Australian Navy, Peter settled in Darwin in 1997 and has been primarily engaged in management positions within the shipping industry.

Peter spent six years with Swire Shipping as Business Development Manager for the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. During that time he was heavily involved in the development of the Austral Asia Trade route concept.  Peter was also a member of the International Business Council during this period including 2 years as Deputy Chairperson.

Following his time with Swire Shipping Peter joined Perkins Shipping as the Coastal Trades Manager and continued in this role following the acquisition of the business by Toll.

Peter joined Darwin Port in 2011 and was initially responsible for trade development, including the cruise and defence sectors, property management and media and stakeholder liaison.

Peter was appointed the Chief Executive officer at Darwin Port in September 2022 after acting in the position during the processing period.

Craig Haymes
CEO, Gladstone Ports Corporation

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.

Philip Holliday
CEO, Port Authority of NSW

As CEO and Director, Philip leads Port Authority in managing the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial trade and cruise shipping in Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Newcastle Harbour, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba. Since his appointment, Port Authority of New South Wales has committed to delivering world-first Shore Power in the Bays Port Precinct and is underway with building a custom-developed port management system ‘OnePort’ to streamline all port operations across the state. 

Philip joined Sydney Ports Corporation in 2011 as Executive General Manager, Operations and Harbour Master. Following the amalgamation of the Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla port corporations into Port Authority of NSW, he then became Chief Operating Officer and Harbour Master, Sydney.

Philip spent his early career in the shipping industry, gaining his Class 1 (FGN) Masters certificate before joining the UK's largest port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP) in a port operations role. Following a number of roles within ABP he became the Harbour Master for the ABP Port of Southampton and the Marine Advisor for the group's 21 UK ports.

Samuel McSkimming
CEO, Pilbara Ports

Mr McSkimming was appointed CEO of Pilbara Ports Authority in May 2023. He has extensive experience in leading all aspects of multi-user bulk infrastructure, including in operations, marketing, commercial negotiation, and corporate affairs. Prior to joining Pilbara Ports, Mr McSkimming was in an executive general management role in bulk export rail roads. Mr McSkimming has a background in competition law and regulatory economics, and has studied at Harvard Business School and the University of New South Wales, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons).

Neil Stephens
CEO, Ports of Brisbane

Neil was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Port of Brisbane in March 2022, after acting as Interim CEO since July 2021. He joined the Port of Brisbane as Chief Financial Officer in mid-2020 overseeing all finance, funding, financial reporting, treasury and tax activities.

Prior to joining the Port, Neil was Business Development Director at Cardnoplc, spent 8 years as the Chief Financial Officer then the Chief Operating Officer of Springfield City Group, and 2 years advising a variety of companies on funding, structuring, acquisitions, property and overall strategy.

Neil qualified with KPMG in the UK, before working in executive positions including Business Development and M&A Director at British Telecom, Commercial and Venturing Director at Reuters and Chief Financial Officer at two technology start up companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and a Masters in Finance and Accountancy.

Brendan Webb
CEO, North Queensland Bulk Ports

Brendan commenced as CEO of NQBP in October 2023. He has extensive commercial ports experience as the former CEO of Ports Victoria and former General Manager Trade and Marine Operations and Acting CEO for NQBP from 2017 to 2022. He also has held senior leadership roles in heavy haulage, mining support with experience in commercial sales, trade development, 24/7 operations including safety and emergency management.

Brendan is responsible for ensuring that NQBP manages safe and efficient ports that connect regional Queensland to the world by balancing the needs of iconic natural environments, communities, stakeholders and port users. He has overall responsibility for strategic leadership, direction and operations, effectively leading the organisation’s response to Government Policy, changing market conditions and customer and community demands in order to deliver value to NQBP’s shareholders.

Brett Winter
CEO, GeelongPort

GeelongPort CEO Brett Winter has spent the past 25 years in maritime and logistics roles. He commenced his 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. He is also a Director of the G21 Geelong Region Alliance and Ports Australia.

Forthe past seven years, Brett has led one of Australia’s most sustainable ports, overseeing remarkable growth, with a diversified customer base that includes anew Boral facility and Spirit of Tasmania precinct.

Brett has a strong foundation in values-based leadership, focused on team development as a path towards business growth and strategic direction.