Esperance Ports

Cnr The Esplanade and Bower Ave, ESPERANCE, 6450
08 9072 3333

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Notable People

Showing 1 person. Position shown in italic is their previous role in the same organisation.
 Most Senior WA Executive.

NamePositionYear Started
Rob Lovell
Rob Lovell
Harbour Master, Marine Manager2009

Past People

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Darren Kennedy Chief Financial Officer20122016
Bob McKinnon Chair20102015
Colin Barnett Acting Minister for Transport20142014
Troy Buswell Minister for Transport20102014
Philip Chalmer Non-Executive Director20072014
Shayne Flanagan Chief Executive Officer20112014
Devinder Grewal General Manager Commerce02012
Stefan Frodsham Director20102011
Michael Frydrych Chief Executive Officer02011
Dick Thorp Deputy Chairman19982010
Megan Anwyl Director20032010
Toni Hawkins Director20032010
Ian Mickel Director20032010
Michael P Jackson Director02010
Jordi Oakley Harbour Master02010
Gaylene Taylor Director of Environment20072010
Dennis Parsons CEO & Director of Environment20072010
Phil Thick Director20072010
Julian Thomas Acting Harbour Master02010
Jim Matijasevich Chairman20062010
Chris Drinkwater Interim CEO20072007
Graham Thomson Chief Executive2007
Ian Harrod Harbour Master19892007
Richard D Nulsen Chairman19902006
Brad Williamson Chief Executive Officer2014
Kathy Finlayson Director2009
Kim Horne Non-Executive Director2012
Neil Pearson General Manager, Operations
Stella Young Human Resources Manager
Stephen Dickason Deputy Harbour Master
Brant Grundy Terminal Manager
David Horton Commercial Manager
Tim Shanahan Deputy Chair2009


Esperance Ports Sea and Land became part of Southern Ports Authority on the 1st of October 2014 following the merger of the Albany Port Authority, Bunbury Port Authority, and Esperance Port Authority. Esperance Ports Sea and Land is the largest nickel concentrate exporting port in the southern hemisphere and is the gateway to world markets for Australia’s principal nickel mining region. With the completion of a $54 million port upgrade project in February 2002, Esperance became the deepest port in southern Australia, capable of handling Cape size vessels up to 200,000 tonnes, plus fully loaded Panamax size vessels up to 75,000 tonnes. As a result of this development, iron ore exports through the Port totalled 9.2 million tonnes in the 2010 financial year. The Port is also a major grain exporting hub and handles bulk imports such as fuel and fertilisers. Esperance Port Sea and Land handles over 200 ships per annum and more than 11 million tonnes of trade.
Biography last updated 27 Mar 2018