Port of Portland:  21:20:48 Fri 06/12/2019

Our People

Greg Tremewen
Greg Tremewen
Chief Executive Officer

Greg commenced at Port of Portland in March 2013 in the position of Chief Financial Officer and resigned from this position in February 2018. Greg was subsequently appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in June 2018.

Greg has previously held CEO and Finance Director positions in an ASX listed company. He has also been a business owner for five years.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Swinburne University.

Michael Carr
Michael Carr
PORT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER

Michael joined Port of Portland in July 2018.

Michael is a local who has held various Project Engineering, Maintenance Supervision and Operational Area Supervisor roles at Portland Aluminium and Hatch Associates (Portland and Wollongong) – his experience relates to project management, civil/structural design, management of construction sites, maintenance planning and implementation, operational planning and implementation, including overseeing all safety and costing aspects.

Michael has a Masters Degree in Engineering (Civil), a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and is a current member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Milinda Gammune
Milinda Gammune
Deputy Marine Manager / Assistant Harbour Master / Marine Pilot

Milinda is a Master Mariner with 26 years seagoing experience and over 9 years commanding ships in international trade. During his seagoing career he served on general cargo vessels, tankers, containers, reefers and bulk cargo vessels.

Prior to joining the Port of Portland in October 2007, Milinda worked for Intertek in Melbourne as a marine surveyor. During this period he undertook various surveys such as damage to vessels, cargo, container, on/off hire, P & I club, etc. Milinda also worked as a Ship Planner/Port Captain in Port of Colombo for 12 months in 1994. Milinda is one of the Assistant Harbour Masters of Port of Portland.

Altaf Hussain
Altaf Hussain
Marine Pilot / Deputy Harbour Master

Altaf is a Master Mariner with 30 years experience in the shipping industry. He has more than 10 years command experience in modern bulk carriers and container vessels and also served as marine surveyor for various organisations in Australia. Before joining Port of Portland as Marine Pilot and Assistant Harbour Master on 1 October 2006 he was working as Search and Rescue Officer for AMSA in Canberra.

Altaf holds a Diploma in Management from the Nautical Institute, U.K. and a Diploma for Harbour Master with a Distinction from Lloyds Maritime Academy, U.K.

Kara King
Kara King
Financial Controller

Kara has worked for Port of Portland since 2011 and has held various roles including Company Accountant, Commercial Accountant and Business Development Manager. Kara was appointed to her current role in June 2018. Prior to working at the port, Kara gained experience in a number of industries across both government and commercial organisations, including the Hudson Highland Group, Airservices Australia and The Travel Corporation.

Kara is CPA qualified and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Professional Accounting.

Jason Walker
Jason Walker
Safety, Health & Environment Manager

Jason joined Port of Portland mid November 2018.

Jason has extensive experience in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) where he has been working with companies in the Energy Section over the past 5 years.

Jason has completed a Graduate Diploma in Natural and Cultural Resource Management, Cert IV in Workplace Safety and Cert IV in Training and Assessment as well as various other HS&E certificates.

Shannon Curran
Shannon Curran
Operations Manager

Shannon is the Port’s Operations Manager, a role he has held since April 2014.

Shannon has progressed rapidly through the ranks of the Operations team at the Port of Portland, originally commencing as a fitter and turner in 2003, and then as Operations Supervisor in 2008, where he was responsible for coordinating POPL’s maintenance, mooring and stevedoring activities.

His strengths are in a deep understanding of the Port’s operations and ensuring that these are harnessed to ensure our customers supply chain needs are met. In particular Shannon works on developing facilities for Port of Portland’s new trades. He also has a strong focus on mineral sands operations.

Jason Sweetman
Jason Sweetman
Marine Manager / Harbour Master / Port Security Officer

Jason joined Port of Portland in April 2018. Jason started his Maritime Career as a deck cadet with BHP Transport in 1993 and currently holds a Master Class 1 unlimited ticket. He has sailed on Container Break Bulk, Oil and Chemical Tankers and dry bulk tankers. Jason also has extensive experience working in the offshore oil and gas industry in Western Australia.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration – Logistics and Maritime Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Nautical Science.

Jason has spent 15 years involved in vessel chartering and operations working for companies in Australia and also worked in London as a freight trader for Trafigura Ltd. Most recently, Jason has been working as a Marine Teacher in Cairns.

Jason moved to Portland from Brisbane with his wife and two young boys.