The Lonsdale Consortium has welcomed Brendan Bourke, as the new CEO of the Port of Melbourne.
Mr Bourke, whose corporate career spans over 35 years, brings a wealth of infrastructure expertise including as the former CEO of Queensland Motorways where he oversaw the successful transition of the business from government to private ownership. This experience will prove especially useful given the recent news that the port has been sold for US$7.3 billion.
Mr Bourke was also the former Chief Operating Officer of Transurban Group, with responsibilities including serving as CEO of CityLink Melbourne for almost nine years.
Speaking of his appointment, Bourke said: “As Australia’s largest container, automotive and general cargo port, the Port of Melbourne is a truly landmark asset and I am delighted to be joining as CEO at this exciting time in the Port of Melbourne’s proud history.
“I look forward to leading the organisation and working with all stakeholders to ensure the Port upholds its track record of providing world class facilities and services to industry and being a responsible neighbour within the community.”
One of his first responsibilities as CEO was to host a delegation of Dutch diplomats, led by Minister Henk Kamp, Minister for Economic Affairs of the Netherlands. The trade party met in Melbourne to mark the 400th anniversary of the visit by Dutch mariner, Dirk Hartog, to the West Australian coast in 1616.