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Paul McClintock AO

Chairman


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Paul McClintock is Chairman of NSW Ports, I-MED Network, Broadspectrum, Laser Clinics Australia and CEDA. He is also a Director of St Vincent’s Health Australia Limited, the George Institute for Global Health and O’Connell Street Associates Pty Limited.

From July 2000 to March 2003 he served as the Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Cabinet Policy Unit reporting directly to the Prime Minister as Chairman of Cabinet with responsibility for supervising Cabinet processes and acting as the Prime Minister’s most senior personal adviser on strategic directions in policy formulation.

Paul’s former positions include Chairman of Medibank Private Limited, Myer Holdings Limited, Thales Australia, the COAG Reform Council, the Expert Panel of the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund, Intoll Management Limited, Symbion Health, Affinity Health, Ashton Mining, Plutonic Resources and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

Paul graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Medicine of that University and a Life Governor of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

Paul has been a Director and Chairman of NSW Ports since August 2013.

Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?
“It is easy to be passionate about handing on Sydney and the Illawarra to our children as better places to live, and without great ports that is impossible.”

Tim Blood

Non Executive Director


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Tim Blood was formerly Managing Director of P&O Ports Australia and New Zealand and CEO/ Chairman of P&O Australia Limited.

Prior to P&O Tim held a number of executive positions in the engineering and construction sectors.  

Tim has considerable experience in the ports sector and a wide range of expertise in business management, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions.

He is a Director of Tim Blood & Associates Pty Ltd, and has an Engineering Degree from the University of Melbourne.

Tim has been a Director of NSW Ports since May 2013.

Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?
“I value my involvement in NSW Ports as I endeavour to apply my knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors intent on long term forward planning in constructive relationships with all stakeholders, independent of Government decision making, for the first time in the Port’s long and proud history.”

Don Telford

Non Executive Director


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Don Telford has recently retired as Chairman of the Logistics Council of Australia and Chairman of the McAleese Group.

As a leader in the logistics and supply chain industry for over forty years, Don’s industry experience includes, logistics and supply chain, Australian port operations, Australian rail operations, warehousing, road transport, industrial relations and shipping and ferry services.

Don formerly held positions with Mayne Nickless and TNT. He then participated in the growth years of Toll Holdings from 1997 to 2007 as Operations Director and CEO of Pacific National. Following the split of Pacific National and Patrick from Toll, Don was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed public company Asciano.

Don has undertaken advisory management positions to both Monash University and RMIT, and is a past member of the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport Studies’ Logistics Management Advisory Committee.

Don has been a Director of NSW Ports since March 2014.

Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?
"It is a privilege to be part of a group of like minded executives to develop and build our ports so they will service the supply chain needs of successful business and communities throughout New South Wales for the future.”

Ari Droga

Non Executive Director


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Ari Droga is a Partner of the Australian business of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

He has over 20 years of infrastructure related investment and advisory experience and established GIP’s office in Australia in 2008. 

Ari is also on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and is chair of the MCA Foundation. He is a former board member of the privatised Port of Brisbane (2010-2013) and a former board member and deputy chair of the Biennale of Sydney.

Ari has been a NSW Ports Director since May 2013 and chairs the NSW Ports People and Culture Committee.

Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?
“Port Botany and Port Kembla are critical infrastructure hubs in NSW linking essential freight trade across three key transport modes: shipping, road and rail. It is exciting to be involved in an organisation which is fundamental to NSW’s economic growth and which provides a critical link in our import and export trade with the rest of the world.”

Craig Jackson

Non Executive Director


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Craig Jackson has Board experience as Director of Palemo Rheem Global, Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises Pty Limited (Chairman), Decideware Development (Chairman), Aderant Australia and New Zealand, Bowel Cancer Australia (Chairman), Ernst & Young Asia Pacific and Oceania, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ernst & Young ASIC Registered Companies, Australia Korea Business Council and Sydney University Accounting Foundation.

He has had 39 years professional accounting experience including 28 years as Partner at KPMG, Andersen and Ernst & Young. 

Craig has been Lead Partner for International and domestic companies (ASX 100) and government organisations in External Audit, Risk Management & Internal Audit, Performance Improvement, Corporate Governance, Public Floats, Acquisitions, Divestments and Reconstructions.

Craig has been a Director of NSW Ports since June 2014 and chairs the NSW Ports Audit and Risk Committee.

Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?
“NSW Ports provides the vital gateway for the import and export of goods for the New South Wales people and economy. I am passionate about being part of this great organisation and particularly enjoy working with its focussed, committed and highly effective management team.”

Nik Kemp

Alternate Director


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Nik Kemp is Head of Infrastructure at AustralianSuper. Prior to working at AustralianSuper, Nik was a founding director at Capella Capital, and before that was a member of the infrastructure teams at Babcock and Brown, and ABN AMRO.  Nik has spent time working in the UK for Henderson Global Investors, and started his career as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne.

Nick has over 17 years experience in investing in the infrastructure sector. The portfolio he oversees has around AUD12 billion of funds under management and includes relatively recent acquisitions such as Ausgrid, Queensland Motorways and NSW Ports.

Nik has been a NSW Ports Director since December 2013.

Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?
“I’m passionate about being a part of NSW Ports due to its importance to the NSW economy. Port Botany and Port Kembla are two assets that make the State run and as such are vital to the State. Its custodians have a very important job to do for the State and it is a real privilege to be associated with such a vital asset and a fantastic team.”

Nick Hume

Alternate Director


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Nick Hume is a Principal at Global Infrastructure Partners, one of the world’s largest privately managed infrastructure investment funds. His background is in law and investment banking, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Freehills.

Since joining in 2009, Nick has been actively involved in executing several of GIP’s global investments including Port of Brisbane, Terminal Investment Limited and Pacific National. Nick has also worked for several years in GIP’s New York and London offices.

Nick has a B.A. (First Class Honours and University Medal) and an L.L.B. (First Class Honours Equiv.) from the University of New South Wales and is admitted as a solicitor in NSW.

Nick has been a NSW Ports Director since 2014.

Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?
“NSW Ports is an essential piece of NSW’s economic infrastructure. It is an honour and a privilege to work with the exceptional management team as custodians of this important gateway.”

Mark Turner

Director


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Mark Turner is an Investment Director at IFM Investors.

Since joining IFM Investors in 2013 Mark has been actively involved in investment management and transaction activities across the transport, utilities and energy sectors. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Mark worked in investment banking at Lazard across the infrastructure and resources sectors.

Mark has been an Alternate Director of NSW Ports since December 2017

 Why are you passionate about being a part of NSW Ports?

“ I am passionate about being involved with NSW Ports due to its critical role as a gateway for trade for the NSW economy. 

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