Welcome to our new CEO Saul Cannon

The Port of Melbourne (PoM) team is delighted to welcome Saul Cannon who has joined us as CEO this week.

Saul comes to the PoM from Toll Group, where he was most recently the Chief Financial Officer. Saul has extensive experience in the transport, logistics, and infrastructure sectors having also held senior roles with Asciano and Telstra prior to joining Toll.

As a central element of the national supply chain, PoM plays a critical role in enabling Australia’s economic and social prosperity by facilitating the flow of container trade in and out of the country. As CEO, Saul will guide PoM in the next stage of the port’s growth and development, driving implementation of the Port Development Strategy, including our planned transformation of the port rail network, and expanding the port’s capacity to support Victoria’s ongoing economic and trade growth. He will also continue our work to strengthen our operational performance across asset and environmental management, occupational health and safety and quality management.

We also thank retiring CEO Brendan Bourke for his leadership over the last five years. Brendan joined the Port as CEO in 2016 just after the awarding of the 50 year port lease to the Port of Melbourne Group and he has driven many improvements in safety, operations, and development planning. We extend our best wishes to Brendan in his well-earned retirement.

Saul and the PoM team look forward to continuing to work closely with our tenants and port users to deliver a strong and productive future for the port. As always, if you would like further information on any of our operations or our port growth plans, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.