Lynham to head Gladstone port board
Current chair Peter Corones advised the Queensland Government that, after many years serving on the GPC board, he would not seek reappointment when his term expires at the end of September.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said Dr Lynham’s recent role overseeing Queensland’s resources industry would bring unmatched experience to GPC’s boardroom.
“Dr Lynham was not only a well-respected colleague and minister, he was also tenacious in improving working conditions and driving investment in our state’s resources industry,” Mr Bailey said.
“There is a natural connection between Queensland’s resources sector and Queensland’s major ports.
“Around one in four jobs in regional Queensland rely on trade.
“Our investment in publicly-owned ports has ensured they can continue to deliver growth in exports, like we’ve seen this year with record LNG exports through Gladstone’s port, and I have no doubt Dr Lynham will continue to drive GPC towards even greater success.”
Dr Lynham’s appointment as chair commences on 1 October.
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