Mid West Ports Authority Board of Directors

Chair Noel Hart

Noel Hart

Occupation Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Appointments Appointed Chair February 2020

Background/ Qualifications

  • Master Mariner Class One
  • MBA certificate (Quinlan Business School, Loyola University, Chicago)
  • Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Former Chair, Maritime Industry Australia Ltd 
  • Former General Manager, North West Shelf (LNG) Shipping Service Company
  • Former executive positions over 24 years, BP Shipping in Melbourne, London and Chicago covering commercial, oil and LNG shipping operations, assurance, technical, emergency response
  • Former Chair, Oil Companies International Marine Forum and Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators General Purposes Committees
  • Former Director, Middle East Navigation Aids Service, Alaskan Tanker Company, Marine Preservation Society (USA), Australian Marine Oil Spill Response Centre
  • Former Senior Deck Officer on crude oil and product tankers, container and ro-ro vessels, and bulk carriers

Deputy Chair Dr Sue van Leeuwen

Dr Sue van Leeuwen

Occupation Company Director and Consultant
Appointments Appointed Non-Executive Director January 2016

Background/ Qualifications

  • DBA (Curtin)
  • MBA (Edith Cowan University)
  • Owner Amity Leadership and Consulting
  • Authorised Marriage Celebrant
  • Former Chair  The Pat Giles Centre
  • Former CEO  Leadership WA
  • Former Associate Professor, Assistant Dean and Assistant Provost UNDA
  • Former CEO  Swanleigh
  • Former Board Member in a number of Community and Education Organisations
  • Former Panel Member – Perth Freight Link, Social Enterprise Fund, Governance Review of Metropolitan Local Government, Social Innovation Grants.
  • Company Directors Diploma – Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Mastering the Boardroom Program  Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow Leadership WA

Director Kate Watson

Kate Watson

Occupation Company Director and Project Manager
Appointments Appointed Non-Executive Director February 2018

Background/ Qualifications

  • Former Member of GCo Electrical Executive Team
  • Former Board Chairperson, ATC Midwest
  • Project Management and Consulting experience in Electrical Contracting, HSE, Engineering and Construction, Mining, Haulage Operations, Utilities, Banking and Insurance
  • Higher National Diploma in Computer Science
  • Former Member of the Australian Computer Society
  • Health, Safety and Environment Certification
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Director Susan Barrera, MBA

Susan Barrera

Occupation Company Director and Consultant
Appointments Appointed Non-Executive Director July 2018

Background/ Qualifications

  • Foundation of Directorship Certificate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Consultant, The Nexus Network
  • Part time lecturer, School of Management and Governance, Murdoch University
  • Master of Business Administration (UWA)
  • Bachelor of Education (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Science Hons (University of NSW)
  • Former Director General, Department for Communities
  • Former Executive Director, Labour Relations
  • Former President, Industrial Relations Society, WA

Director Lara Dalton

Lara Dalton

Occupation Lecturer, Hospitality, Tourism, Events
Appointments Appointed Non-Executive Director September 2019

Background/ Qualifications

  • Lecturer, Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Board Member, Leaning Tree Steiner School
  • President, Labor Party Geraldton Sub Branch
  • Vice Chair, STAY
  • Vice Chair, Funtavia
  • Vice Chair, Midwest Development Commission
  • Former Owner and Manager, Salt Dish Café
  • Former Secretary, Leaning Tree Community School Governing Body
  • Former Chair, Leaning Tree Community School
  • Former Board Member, STAY
  • Former Board Member, Midwest Development Commission
  • Former Chair, MWCD Strategic Infrastructure Group
  • Company Directors course, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Regional Leadership Masterclass Course, RRR Network and Curtin University

Director Peter Creek

Occupation Chartered Accountant, Chairman
Appointments Appointed Non-Executive Director February 2020

Background/ Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant, formerly partner of Horizon Accountants.
  • Chairman, Centacare Family Services Geraldton.
  • Former Board Member, Spalding Park Golf Club.
  • Former Board Member, St Francis Xavier School Board.
  • Former Board Member, Geraldton Club.
  • Former Board Member, Great Northern Football League.
  • Former Board Member, Geraldton Hockey Association.
  • Bachelor of Accounting, WA Institute of Technology (Curtin University of Technology).