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VICT appoints new board members

Posted 4 months ago by Fran Simpson | 2 Minute(s) to read

VICT is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members, Philip Lovel AM and Tony Cousins. After five years, VICT is very thankful to Brian Watson AO who has stepped down from the board.

Andy Dawes, Senior Vice President, Regional Head Asia Pacific says, “Thank you Brian for the many years of service to the board, for your guidance throughout the project phase and seeing VICT into becoming a fully operational terminal.”

Philip was the CEO of Victorian Transport Association (VTA) for 26 years and is the first Executive Director/CEO to be a Life Member of the Association. As an experienced Civil Engineer with an MBA in Marketing and Operations he understands the importance of safety and industrial relations. He is an experienced Board member having served in that capacity on many State Government Boards/Committees, Private Companies and Superannuation Institutions.

In 2007 he was awarded Membership (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in recognition for work in Safety and Productivity in the Road Transport industry.

Through his years within the supply chain and logistics industry, Philip understands the issues involved with community concerns surrounding the Port environs particularly road access issues.  

Tony Cousins has had many years’ experience in the maritime and shipping industry, starting his career at sea achieving his Master Class I certificate. Tony came ashore with P&O Ports where he held a number of senior executive roles in Australia and New Zealand. Tony then led the establishment of PB Towage in the Australian tug industry, disrupting a long-standing national monopoly. More recently he was with the Port Authority of NSW, where he focused on innovation and the business plan from a strategic perspective.

A member of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Advisory Committee, Tony is also a Director of the benevolent Australian Mariner’s Welfare Society (AMWS), an Ambassador for the Sydney Heritage Fleet and a long-term volunteer Community Representative on the Wylie’s Baths Trust, with stewardship of the iconic, heritage listed ocean pool in Sydney’s Coogee Bay.

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