John Jenkin, Chairman (Non-Executive)
John Jenkin has thirty years of experience in trade, port management and shipping. This experience includes ten years as Australian Government Trade Commissioner, including postings in Europe and Asia and involvement in establishing coal and iron ore shipments into Europe, fifteen years as a port manager and broad sea trade experience.
Between 1977 and 1985 John was CEO of the South Australian Department of Marine and Harbours, which included responsibility for all the ports in South Australia, covering general cargo, bulk and LNG ports. He was involved in the establishment of Port Bonython bulk LNG facility. John was CEO of the Western Australian Department of Marine and Harbours from 1985 to 1992, which included operational involvement with Port Walcott iron ore export facility and port development in Broome and Wyndham.
John was also the Founding Chair of the Dampier Port Authority and the National Chair of the Australian Association of Port and Marine Authorities for some seven years.
Paulo F. Bahia Guimarães, Chairman – Brazil
Paulo Bahia Guimarães has more than 40 years of experience in mining, management, business development, evaluations, negotiations, acquisitions, strategic planning and minerals exploration. Over 30 years experience in Brazil in government relations, industry organizations, professional associations and institutes. Over 20 years experience in minerals marketing & logistics and contract negotiations.
He was President of BHP Billiton Brazil from 1991 to 2003 and was a Director of the Company from 1983 to 2003. Paulo was Chairman for Brazil and South America of GRD Minproc Ltd. from 2004 to 2010. Paulo has served on several Boards in Brazil, including the Board of Directors of Samarco Mineração S.A. (world’s second largest iron ore pellet producer), and the Board of Directors of TBG (Bolivia – Brazil gas pipeline).
Paulo holds the B.Sc. in Geology from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology from the Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
Roberto Saija, Chairman – United Kingdom
Roberto Saija is an Engineer specialized in the civil and environmental sector with over 25 years of experience. He is a member of the board and managing director of several companies, some of them in the real estate sector. Additionally, he gained significant experience in the field of energy-saving and production from renewable sources which he coordinated and managed investments exceeding one billion euros. He has been managing important civil construction works as director and coordinator for the execution of works.
Marco Lucido, Managing Director
Marco Lucido is responsible for the identification, development and commercialisation of the National Ports business, including development of the Mobidock concept and associated intellectual property. Having introduced and operated Australian-based roll-on roll-off shipping services, he brings relevant shipping experience and well-established relationships with key maritime stakeholders. Marco’s background in heavy engineering, having established Centrecon Pty Ltd (a major engineering company later sold to Transfield), serves National Ports well in the critical design and construction phases of the delivery program.
Paul Piercy, Director
Paul Piercy brings with him extensive Australian and International mining and resources industry experience. He also has significant experience in China where he was based for a number of years and also Africa (Zambia) and Papua New guinea (Bougainville). Paul is a metallurgist who has held senior management and technical positions within the Rio Tinto Limited group during the 1980’s and 1990’s, including General Manager of Hamersley Iron’s Dampier port and rail operations, General Manager of Hamersley Iron’s Paraburdoo & Channar operations and Managing Director of Novacoal and Kembla Coal & Coke. More recently he was Managing Director of WesTrac Equipment from 1997 to 2000 before playing an integral role in the successful establishment of WesTrac China, as its Chairman/CEO based in China.
John O’Connor, Advisor to the Board
John has over 30 years’ involvement in the Trade Union movement and offers significant expertise in relation to industrial relations matters. His experience includes:
- Director Fremantle Ports
- Director Western Power (now Verve Energy)
- Australian Industrial Relations Commissioner
- National President of the Transport Workers Union
- State Secretary of the Transport Workers Union.
Goran Dubljevic, Technical
Goran has over 25 years of professional experience, most recently as SKM’s Manager – Naval Architecture Marine Engineering. He is an experienced mechanical engineer (naval architect) who has had first-hand exposure to a number of international ship/marine structures construction, design, integration and repair activities from both technical and managerial perspectives.
Goran’s impressive international experience includes involvement with design, construction, and systems integration activities across a wide-range of vessels/marine structures. Some of these include; barges (self-propelled, split hopper), tugs, floating pontoons in aluminium and steel, oil carriers, hovercrafts, workboats, patrol boats, frigates, passenger ferries in steel and aluminium, etc.
Goran has experience in Shipyard Management Production Management, and has led multidisciplinary teams in delivering EPCM shipbuilding/marine structure projects for commercial and defence clients.