Executive Leadership Team

Saul Cannon

Chief Executive Officer

Saul joined Port of Melbourne in November 2021 and brings to the role over 25 years of commercial, strategy, finance, legal and corporate governance experience. Most recently, Saul was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at global logistics provider, Toll Group.

Prior to Toll, Saul spent nearly a decade at ASX-listed Asciano Limited, which then owned the Patrick ports and Pacific National rail businesses. Saul holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law (with honours) and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School in Boston.

Caryn Anderson

Executive General Manager Strategy and Planning

Caryn is responsible for leading the coordination of the Port’s growth strategies and supporting activities including planning and supply chain.
Having joined the former Port of Melbourne Corporation in 2006, Caryn has over 20 years of experience in the Australian and international ports, shipping and logistics sectors. Caryn’s practical industry experience is supported by formal qualifications in science, law and business.

Sarah Browne

Executive General Manager Corporate Relations

Sarah is responsible for the Corporate Relations function and joined in September 2022. Sarah brings to PoM over 20 years of experience leading corporate and regulatory affairs for both public and private sector organisations. Sarah specialises in public affairs for highly regulated and complex industries, across infrastructure, financial services and energy, most recently as national Director Public Affairs at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association. She has also held senior roles in Premier and Ministerial offices and consulting firms such as FTI Consulting.

Craig Faulkner

Executive General Manager Operations

Craig oversees a wide range of operational departments including environment services, assets and infrastructure management, spatial data, port security, safety and emergency management, and survey. Prior to joining the Port of Melbourne  Craig has held a number of senior management roles including Chief Executive Officer of Kimberley Ports Authority and also has deep experience in both the Victorian and Tasmanian ports sector.

Alex Kuras

Executive General Manager People & Culture

As the Head of People & Culture, Alex leads the Human Resource, Sustainability, Business Administration and Records Management functions. Prior to joining the company via the former Port of Melbourne Corporation in 2011, Alex held a number of senior management roles with both local and international information technology, telecommunications and professional services organisations such as Siemens, Telstra and DWS Advanced Business Systems.
With more than 30 years of experience Alex shares with Port of Melbourne a wealth of knowledge gained from a diverse range of corporate agendas.

Shaun Mooney

Executive General Manager Commercial

Overseeing the Commercial division with a focus on Business Development, Property, and Intermodal Operations, Shaun’s experience in global freight and logistics brings valuable knowledge and insights to the Port’s commercial operations. Shaun’s past roles include at Linfox as General Manager Commercial Projects, and 18 years at Toll Group, where he held a variety of roles across the group, including Global Head – Automotive & Industrials and Executive General Manager – Intermodal.
Shaun holds a Bachelor of Accounting and postgraduate qualifications from Melbourne Business School and Harvard Business School as well as being a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Leigh Petschel

Chief Financial Officer

Leigh is responsible for financial management and funding, regulation and information technology. Before joining the Port of Melbourne in 2023, Leigh was the Chief Financial Officer of Monash University and was previously a General Manager and Vice President with Transurban in Australia and North America. Leigh has extensive global experience in infrastructure development and operation and has worked in US, Canada and the UK.  Leigh holds a bachelor of commerce and is a chartered accountant.

Tiffany Newgreen

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Tiffany is responsible for Legal and company secretarial services. Before joining Port of Melbourne in July 2019, Tiffany was the Head of Legal, Victoria at Transurban and was a member of the Transurban Legal team for over 13 years. Tiffany’s broad range of legal experience, includes infrastructure, leasing, procurement, technology and compliance.
Prior to her in-house career, Tiffany was a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons, Melbourne.