Brian_Smith_sml Bryan Smith RFD, MAICDChairman,Chairman, Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy Committee,Member, Remuneration, HR and Governance CommitteeBryan Smith was appointed as a director of Sydney Ports Corporation in March 2009 and was then appointed as the Chairman in March 2010. As a Master Mariner, Mr Smith spent his early years at sea and in operational management roles within the shipping industry. For over 18 years, he worked in senior management positions in the Australian stevedoring industry, before moving to Asia with P&O Ports in 1999. Until August 2008, Mr Smith resided in the Philippines, where he served as Regional Director, East Asia for P&O Ports, and then as Vice President and Managing Director, South East Asia for DP World.
Mr Smith has extensive experience as a director and chairman of the board for numerous ports, terminal and stevedoring companies and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was previously a director of the P&O Senior Executive Board in London and Chairman of Asia Terminals Inc, and is currently the senior independent director for Global Ports Investments Limited.
Michael_Brahamnew_sml Michael Braham Bcom,

Director,Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee, Member, Remuneration, HR and Governance Committee

Mr Braham was appointed a director of Sydney Ports Corporation in February 2006.He is currently chairman of D&D Technology Group and Kingsway Capital Group and was formerly chairman of the listed Galileo Shopping America Trust and a non-executive director of Neptune Orient Lines Australia and several other companies.He was the first Regional Commissioner for New South Wales for the Australian Securities Commission (1990-95), was an investment banker/executive director active in both the public and private sectors with Schroders Australia (1978-90).Previously he was a World Bank consultant in Sri Lanka and for many years a chartered accountant in public practice as a New Zealand partner of Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young).

John Brogden John BrogdenDirectorJohn Brogden was appointed as a Director of Sydney Ports Corporation in March 2010.Mr Brogden is currently CEO of the Investment & Financial Services Association of Australia and has previously served as CEO of Manchester Unity as well as Chairman of Abacus Australian Mutuals. Mr Brodgen has also been a Director of Australian Health Insurance Association and Australian Friendly Societies Association.He was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament (1996-05) and was elected Leader of the Opposition in 2002.
Grant_Gilfillan Grant GilfillanDirectorGrant Gilfillan joined Sydney Ports Corporation as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2008 and was appointed as a Director in April 2009.Prior to joining Sydney Ports, Mr Gilfillan worked in Africa, the Middle East and Europe (Romania) as a Senior Vice President, Managing Director and General Manager for DP World. Prior to this, Mr Gilfillan had served as Director of Operations for P&O Ports, Australia and New Zealand and as Managing Director of CSX World Terminals in Australia.He also sits on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) as its Vice President for the Asia/Oceania Region.In an earlier life, Mr Gilfillan was a mining engineer and mine manager in the NSW Hunter Valley and the North-West of Western Australia.
Rene_van_der_Loosnew_sml Rene van der Loos GAICDDirector,Chairman, Remuneration, HR and Governance Committee,Member, Audit and Risk CommitteeMiss van der Loos is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held senior executive positions in the transport and banking sectors with Qantas, Commonwealth Bank, St George Bank and NRMA Motoring & Services.As well as experience with these major Australian businesses Miss van der Loos has extensive experience in project management, strategic marketing and organisational structures.She is also currently a Director and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee for the Gateway Credit Union.
Michael_Sullivannewnew_sml Michael Sullivan AAICDStaff DirectorMr Sullivan was elected to the position of Staff Director by the staff of the Corporation in July 2002 and subsequently re-elected in 2005. He joined the Maritime Services Board in 1977 where he was initially employed in the statistical section.He held a variety of positions within head office until transferring to marine operations in 1991 as a port officer. Mr Sullivan’s extensive operational and head office experience provides a sound basis for his contribution as Staff Director to the Board. Mr Sullivan is also president of The Ports Golf Club.
Talal Yassine Talal Yassine OAMDirectorTalal Yassine was appointed as a Director of Sydney Ports Corporation in March 2010.Mr Yassine has held a number of Executive and Non Executive roles during his career. He is currently Chief Commercial Officer of Better Place (Australia) as well as Chairman of Platinum Hearing and Deputy Chairman of NSW Casino Control Authority & NSW Casino Liquor & Gaming Authority.Previously, Mr Yassine has held the positions of Director of Babcock and Brown Limited, Director/Lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Solicitor in the Corporate Practice at Dunhill Madden Butler.On Australia Day 2010, Mr Yassine was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to business and to the community through a range of education, health and multicultural organisati
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