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Purpose & Role

Our Board & Executive Team

Our Board

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Patricia McKenzie

Patricia McKenzie

Chair

Patricia has been Chair of NSW Ports since March 2020.

She  has extensive experience as a non-executive director and chair of government and private sector organisations. This includes a strong background in the energy industry, where she has over 40 years involvement in businesses with complex operations, significant infrastructure and major strategic and regulatory challenges.

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Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne

Non Executive Director

Michael has been a Director of NSW Ports since July 2020.

He has over 30 years experience as a non-executive director and leader within the logistics, supply chain, retail and property sectors. He currently serves on the Ausgrid Asset, Management, Finance and Operator Partnership Boards. He is also a council member on the NSW Freight Advisory Council, a Senate member for the University of Western Australia and leads the Talent and Capability Think Tank for Deakin University.

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Ari Droga

Ari Droga

Non Executive Director

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

Ari is a Partner of the Australian business of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and has over 20 years of infrastructure related investment and advisory experience.

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Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson

Non Executive Director

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

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

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Don Telford

Don Telford

Non Executive Director

Don has been a Director of NSW Ports since 2014.

He has over 40 years experience as a leader within the logistics and supply chain industry, with deep expertise in Australian port operations, Australian rail operations, warehousing, road transport, industrial relations and shipping and ferry services.

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Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Non Executive Director

Mark has been an Alternate Director and Non Executive Director of NSW Ports since 2017.

Mark Turner is an Investment Director at IFM Investors, where he is actively involved in investment management and transaction activities across the transport, utilities and energy sectors.

Prior to joining IFM Investors in 2013, Mark worked in investment banking at Lazard across the infrastructure and resources sectors.

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Peter Hannam

Peter Hannam

Alternate Director

Peter has been an Alternate Director of NSW Ports since 2019.

Peter joined IFM in 2015 and has been actively involved in asset management activities across the airports, ports and utilities sectors with a particular focus on positive Environmental, Social and Governance outcomes.

Prior to joining IFM Investors, Peter worked in the natural resources sector for OZ Minerals and in London with Anglo American.

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Nick Hume

Nick Hume

Alternate Director

Nick has been an Alternate Director of NSW Ports since 2014.

He is a Principal at Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), one of the world’s largest privately managed infrastructure investment funds.

Since joining GIP in 2009, Nick has been actively involved in executing its 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.

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Malcolm Skene

Malcolm Skene

ALTERNATE DIRECTOR

Malcolm has been an Alternate Director of NSW Ports since August 2020.

He is an Investment Director with AustralianSuper’s infrastructure team, where he is responsible for the asset management activities and oversight of companies in the infrastructure portfolio.  

Malcolm has extensive experience in the infrastructure sector, with a keen interest in transport-related assets. 

Our Executive Team

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Marika Calfas

Marika Calfas

Chief Executive Officer

Marika Calfas is the CEO of NSW Ports.

She has over 18 years’ experience in the port sector including in port planning and development. With a strong belief that ports are crucial to our wellbeing and essential for the Nation’s economy, Marika is passionate about driving improvements and efficiencies across port supply chains, informing the wider community and decision makers of the importance and value of ports and identifying new opportunities.

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Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Lincoln is responsible for all financial operations at NSW Ports.

Prior to joining NSW Ports, Andrew was an Investment Director based in Europe advising investment funds on infrastructure transactions and privatisations with a focus on the logistics industry.

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Julian Sefton

Julian Sefton

General Counsel and General Manager Property

As General Counsel, Julian Sefton is responsible for the provision of legal advice, the management legal risk, the company’s corporate governance and the company secretarial function for all NSW Ports entities.

In his role as General Manager of Property, Julian is responsible for providing strategic direction in the management of NSW Ports’ property portfolio. This includes land utilisation, land development, commercial terms, control of lease compliance, and asset management.

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Peter Engelen

Peter Engelen

General Manager Planning and Infrastructure

Peter Engelen oversees the strategic and statutory land use planning, as well as the development and maintenance of the port and intermodal infrastructure in line with NSW Ports’ strategic asset management plan.

Peter has 20 years experience in the planning, design and delivery of port development projects. From 2007, he was involved with the expansion of Port Botany and its container terminals. He transferred from Sydney Ports Corporation to NSW Ports at its inception in 2013.

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Jonathan Lafforgue

Jonathan Lafforgue

General Manager Operations and Environment

Jonathan Lafforgue is responsible for overseeing WHS, logistics, security, emergency management and environment, along with operations of the Bulk Liquids and Common User Berths for NSW Ports.

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in this area, having worked at DP World and P&O Ports. His understanding of rail operations and infrastructure, vehicle booking systems, labour development and operations also add considerable value to NSW Ports’ activities.

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Campbell Mason

Campbell Mason

General Manager Commercial and Business Development

Campbell Mason is responsible for commercial outcomes and business development at NSW Ports, including the fostering of customer relationships.

Campbell joined NSW Ports in March 2019 having held executive level positions within the ports, transport and infrastructure sectors in Australia, Asia and Europe.

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Leah Wood

Leah Wood

General Manager Human Resources and Internal Communications

Leah Wood develops and implements the Human Resources strategy for NSW Ports.

She partners with all levels of the business to build capability, drive engagement and enable leaders to achieve their strategic and operational targets.