Management Structure

CHRIS WAITES – Chief Executive Officer

  • Manage Gippsland Ports to ensure achievement of organisational objectives and legislative requirements
  • Organisational development and strategic direction
  • Management of organisational risk
  • Policy, program and budget development, management and implementation
  • Media contact and authorised spokesperson
  • Community, government and agency engagement and liaison
  • Customer service and relations

TOM WEATHERALL – Executive Manager Infrastructure and Operations

  • Manage Operations staff
  • Asset management, boatyards and slipways, wharves and jetties, navigation aids and signs, land buildings and structures, plant, vessels and equipment
  • Facility Planning and Development
  • Major Projects planning and development
  • Planning, coordinating, implementation and monitoring forward years rolling works and maintenence programs
  • Grant applications
  • Planning referrals
  • Interagency relationships

TONY CALLAGHAN – Executive Manager Corporate Services

  • Manage corporate services and risk and compliance functions
  • Manage budget coordination, preparation and reporting
  • Manage financial and asset accounting systems
  • Manage statutory audit and annual report production
  • Manage titles, leases, agreements and licences
  • Manage website design and management
  • Management of IT and communications infrastructure
  • Provide board administration and sub committee support
  • Manage the development of risk management strategies, frameworks and plans
  • Management of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

DAVID HOLDING – Executive Manager Marine Operations

  • Manage Marine Operations staff
  • Manage the hydrographic and monitoring services
  • Prepare, implement and manage dredging programs
  • Manage operations of owned and chartered dredgers and sand transfer systems
  • Manage the Gippsland Lakes Ocean Access (GLOA) program
  • Emergency management and Maritime Security planning
  • Manage emergency response and oil pollution response arrangements
  • Manage Port and related information including hydrographic surveys, Harbour Master’s directions, Local Navigation Notices and Notices to Mariners, permits and Port operating instructions and guidelines
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