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NSW Ports announces new Chair

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NSW Ports announces new Chair

NSW Ports today announces that Paul McClintock AO will step down as Chairman of the Board next month after more than 6 and a half years with the business.

He will be succeeded by incoming Chair, Patricia McKenzie, who brings to the role many years’ experience as a non-executive director and chair of government and private sector organisations. Ms McKenzie has a strong background in the energy industry and is currently a non-executive director of AGL Energy Limited and The Housing Connection, a not-for-profit organisation. She has previously been Chair at Essential Energy, Healthdirect Australia Limited and Diabetes Australia, and has held Board roles at APA Group, Transgrid, and Macquarie Generation Limited.

Speaking about her appointment, Ms McKenzie said she was pleased to be joining such a strong and reputable organisation, “NSW Ports manages a $5 billion asset portfolio consisting of NSW’s key trade gateways of Port Botany and Port Kembla, and two intermodal hubs at Enfield and Cooks River.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work alongside both the Board and the executive team to continue to drive sustainable growth of the ports and intermodal terminals.”

NSW Ports Chief Executive Officer, Marika Calfas welcomed Ms McKenzie to the role and thanked Mr McClintock for his contribution to the organisation, “Paul joined NSW Ports in 2013, just after NSW Ports took over management of Port Botany and Port Kembla from the NSW Government. Throughout the years he has helped the business transform into a world class port and logistics manager focussed on driving sustainable growth,” Ms Calfas said. “Paul has left an enduring mark on the company and I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank him for his long-standing support of and commitment to the business and his leadership of the Board and guidance to the executive team.”

Ms McKenzie’s appointment takes place on 5 March 2020.

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