Tuesday 9th Mar, 2021

Darwin Port CEO announces departure

Iron ore vessel at East Arm Wharf. Photo: Port of Darwin
Iron ore vessel at East Arm Wharf. Photo: Port of Darwin

The CEO of Darwin Port has announced his resignation.

Terry O’Connor was CEO prior to Landbridge’s acquisition of the Port in 2015, and has successfully led Darwin Port through its transformation from a Northern Territory Government business to a thriving privately-owned port under Landbridge’s management.

“Terry has made a significant contribution to Landbridge and to Darwin Port over the last eleven years. He was instrumental in ensuring a smooth transition from public to private management and more recently has led Landbridge’s investment in port infrastructure and ongoing transformation into a world-class port capable of supporting the growing demands of Northern Australia,” Mike Hughes, Managing Director of Landbridge Australia, said.

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O’Connor became CEO of Darwin Port in 2011, after several years as General Manager of Landside Operations. Prior to his time at the Port, O’Connor served a long career in the Royal Australian Navy, held positions with the Federal Government as a maritime specialist, and worked in the private sector in logistics and facilities management.

O’Connor will continue as CEO of Darwin Port until a suitable replacement is found. Landbridge currently has a search underway in the Australian market.