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
Deputy Harbour Master / Marine Pilot / Port Security Officer

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.

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.

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.

Matt Peters
Matt Peters
Operations Manager

Matt commenced in the role of Operations Manager in July 2020.

Matt has progressed through the ranks of the Operations team at the Port of Portland (POPL), originally commencing as a fitter and turner in 2014, and then as Operations Supervisor in 2017, where he was responsible for coordinating POPL’s maintenance, mooring and stevedoring activities.

His strengths are in understanding Port operations and ensuring that these are harnessed to ensure our customers supply chain needs are met. Matt is focussed on keeping strong relationships with port tenants while delivering on safety, reliability and continuous improvement activities for Port of Portland.

Chum Darvall
Chum Darvall
Director

Chum Darvall is a non-executive director for a range of companies, Government and not for profit organisations.  He had a successful executive career in financial markets and banking for 30 years from 1981-2011.  Chum was CEO of Deutsche Bank in Australia and New Zealand from July 2002 to March 2011.  During this period, Deutsche Bank’s business expanded and consolidated as one of the leading investment banks in Australia and New Zealand.  Chum was Chairman of TransGrid from 2012 until its successful sale by the NSW State Government in late 2015. Some of Chum’s current Directorships include Chair of Resimac Group Ltd, Chair of Lens10 Pty Ltd, and Director of Port of Portland Pty Ltd.

Chum represented Australia in the 1978 Commonwealth Games and won a bronze medal in the 4 x 400m relay.  In 2007 Chum received the Kerry Packer award by the Australian Cricketer’s Association for service to the ACA Player Hardship Fund. In 2014 Chum was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the finance and banking sector and through contributions to not-for-profit organisations and the performing arts.

Chum is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University. 

Shannon Curran
Shannon Curran
Commercial Manager

Shannon commenced his career with Port of Portland in 2003 and has worked in operational roles within the organisation before moving from the position of Operations Manager to Commercial Manager in July 2020.

Shannon has a strong knowledge across all aspects of the maritime industry including port operations, maintenance, logistics and stevedoring.  He has a broad understanding of our customers, their cargoes and supply chains.

As Commercial Manager, Shannon works closely with stakeholders and customers to facilitate on-going trade of the regions’ commodities and assists potential customers with new business opportunities.

Teresa Paris
Teresa Paris
Financial Controller

Teresa was appointed Financial Controller of Port of Portland in November 2020.

Teresa has over 17 years’ experience in the accounting and finance industry in a range of roles with leading organisations including Dyson Group of Companies, Victorian Land Registry Services, Port of Portland and DFP Recruitment Services in areas of accounting, strategy, operations, projects, tenders/contracts, finance system setups, risk management, separation of services, transition of services and mergers and acquisitions.

Teresa is currently is an independent Audit and Risk Committee member for the Glenelg Shire Council.

Prior to joining Port of Portland, Teresa was the Chief Financial Officer for Victorian Land Registry Services (VLRS) for 2 years where she played a key role in the separation and transition of services from DELWP and led the accounting and financial operations for the organisation. Teresa fronted the setup of the accounting, finance and tax function for the Group providing a robust platform to lead VLRS through a 40-year concession arrangement.

Teresa previously worked at Port of Portland throughout 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary where she led the Finance and Risk Management functionality for the Group.

Prior to moving to Portland, Teresa was at Dyson Group of Companies (Dyson Bus Services) where she led the Finance Function for the Group between 2009 to 2018 progressing to Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Throughout her tenure, Teresa was a major part of 11 business acquisitions whilst at Dyson’s that contributed to the Dyson Group becoming one of the largest Bus, Coach, and Public Transportation Companies in the State of Victoria.

Teresa holds a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University and currently completing her Master of Business Administration with the Australian Institute of Business. Teresa is also a Fellow CPA member.

Alastair Pollock
Alastair Pollock
Director

Alastair joined Palisade Investment Partners in 2016 and is responsible for the acquisition and management of infrastructure assets in the Australian and New Zealand market.

Immediately prior to joining Palisade, Alastair was an Executive Director at Gresham Partners in the Sydney corporate advisory team.  During his time at Gresham Partners, Alastair advised on transactions across a range of sectors including transport, infrastructure, building materials and financial services.

Prior to joining Gresham Partners, Alastair was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch within the Transport and Infrastructure Investment Banking team.  At Merrill Lynch, Alastair worked on a number of major infrastructure privatisations, including the initial public offering of QR National (now Aurizon).

Alastair is also a Director of ANZ Terminals Pty Ltd, an independent operator of bulk liquid and gas storage facilities with plants located throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Alastair holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance (Honours) from Macquarie University.

Lindsay Ward
Lindsay Ward
Chairman

Lindsay Ward has over 30 years’ experience in front line business leadership positions in a broad range of industries, including power generation, gas transmission, ports, renewables, rail haulage, mining, exploration, mineral processing, transport and logistics as a General Manager, CEO, Managing Director and NED.

Lindsay has previously worked with Patrick, Pacific National, Toll, Yallourn Energy, Camberwell Coal, Western Mining and BHP.

Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma of Business Management and is an experienced Director of both listed and unlisted companies in the Port, Bulk Handling, Infrastructure and Resources industries.

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.

Janine Marra
Executive Assistant
Andrew Hays
Andrew Hays
Harbour Master / Marine Manager / Deputy Port Security Officer

Andrew joined the Port of Portland in August 2020 as the Harbour Master/ Marine Manager with over eight years’ experience as a Deputy Harbour Master in three Australian ports, with trades ranging from containers, roll on roll off, dry bulk, livestock and offshore support. 

Andrew served in the Royal Australian Navy as a Seaman Officer predominantly in submarines. Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration (Harbour Master) from the University of Middlesex and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Newcastle.