New chief executive for Southern Ports

Experienced port executive Steve Lewis has been appointed to the role of chief executive at Southern Ports, effective from January 14, 2019.

Steve Lewis comes to Southern Ports from a role as interim CEO at Mid-West Ports Authority and has more than 20 years of experience as a CEO, of which 15 was in ports.

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

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

“Steve 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,” Alannah MacTiernan, Ports Minister, WA said.