Mid West Ports Authority Board of Directors

Chair John Elkington

John Elkington

Occupation General Manager and Company Director
Appointments Appointed Non-Executive Director, Chairman February 2017

Background/ Qualifications

  • MSc (Mineral Economics) Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University
  • Executive Consultant – Southern Mining Consultants
  • Director of a mining financial advisory consultancy
  • Former General Manager – Mining Corporate Services, Snowden UK and Australia
  • Former Managing Director of an ASX listed company
  • Former Mine Manager
  • Former Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Horizon Power
  • Former Technical Director of mineral assay and metallurgical testwork laboratories
  • Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

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 (Curtin)
  • Owner, Amity Leadership and Consulting
  • 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, AICD
  • Mastering the Boardroom Program, AICD
  • Fellow AICD
  • Fellow Leadership WA

Director Kate Watson

Kate Watson

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

Background/ Qualifications

  • GCo Electrical Executive Team
  • 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 Noel Hart

Noel Hart

Occupation Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Appointments Appointed Non-Executive Director July 2019

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