Meet the Ports Australia Team

Mike Gallacher
Chief Executive Officer

Mike joined Ports Australia in 2017. He has been instrumental in lifting the awareness of the Australian Port sector and the important role it plays inAustralia’s supply chain future.

He represents Ports Australia and the wider port sector on a variety of state and federal government committees. Mike is widely recognised for his robust approach to policy development.

Before to joining Ports Australia, Mike was appointed the role of NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Hunter and later the further role of Minister for Industrial Relations. Mike also served as a Police officer for over 16 years, including his appointment as a Detective.

Margie Barbouttis
Director of Policy and Operations

Since 2020, Margie has led the policy and project work at Ports Australia, and also managed a number of the Ports Australia working groups from environment, planning and sustainability to logistics and more. Prior to joining Ports Australia, Margie worked at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and before that worked at the Cancer Institute NSW.

Imogen Posa
Communications Director

Imogen joined Ports Australia in 2022 and is the Communication Director. Imogen manages all Ports Australia media, communication, campaigns, and sponsorship as well as planning and implementing the ports external communication initiatives. She has previously served as a Senior Media Advisor to a state minister and worked on the 2019 State and Federal elections.

Alex Heydon
Business Manager

Alex joined Ports Australia in 2017. He manages the finance and corporate services aspect of Ports Australia. He also manages a variety of working groups such as, HR/IR, Accounting and Finance, IT and more.

Prior to joining Ports Australia Alex completed a degree in Accounting and Psychology.

Yvonne Kaloterakis
Events and Special Projects

Yvonne joined Ports Australia earlier in 2023 to manage the planning and organisation of committee meetings and member events and committee projects. Yvonne has recently been appointed Director Member Engagement to provide service, support and benefits to all Ports Australia members.  Prior to joining Ports Australia Yvonne managed admissions and community relations departments in the Education sector.