New Board For Gippsland Ports Focused On Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of new board members to the Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Inc, who will oversee an industry which creates vital jobs for locals.

Robin Buckham will be the new chair of the board and brings extensive experience in leadership and management of ports, regional development and manufacturing.

Ms Buckham will be joined by new members Chris Badger, Ralph Kenyon and Vivien Williamson and current board member Joanne Butterworth-Gray.

The new board will provide vital knowledge and experience in freight, logistics, ports, regional resources and local government.

The board is responsible for the management of Gippsland’s five local ports, two waterways and the industries that contribute to both local jobs and the Victorian economy.

Board appointments are for a three-year period, with the new board beginning monthly meetings in August 2019.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne

“The Gippsland Ports Committee of Management is responsible for more than 1430 square kilometres of waterways from Anderson Inlet to Mallacoota.”

“Gippsland Port’s new leadership, under Chair Robin Buckham, is focused on growing Gippsland’s economy and helping industry create jobs for locals.”

“I want to thank former Chair Geoff Hocking for his hard work and service with Gippsland Ports.”