Sunday 11th Apr, 2021

Southern Ports appoints new CEO

A new chief executive has been appointed at Southern Ports, effective from January 14, 2019.

A new chief executive has been appointed at Southern Ports, effective from January 14, 2019.

Steve Lewis has been appointed to the role and brings more than 20 years of experiences as CEO at Mid-West Ports Authority.

Southern Ports includes Albany, Bunbury and Esperance ports, which had a combined facilitated trade of more than 33.5 million tonnes in the 2018 financial year, in key trades such as iron ore, alumina and grain.

He has led Dampier Port Authority (which is now part of Pilbara Ports Authority) and North Queensland Bulk Ports before returning to Western Australia.

WA Ports Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said Lewis is one of Australia’s most experienced port chief executives with strong experience leading large complex ports and a proven track record in building relationships with port users.

“He has a strong record in developing positive relationships with both port users and staff. Steve’s appointment marks a new beginning for Southern Ports after what has been a difficult period for the organisation,” MacTiernan said.