Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    New CEO appointed at Pilbara Ports Authority

    22/12/2022 1:30 PM
    • Samuel McSkimming appointed new CEO of the Pilbara Ports Authority

    Ports Minister Rita Saffioti has today announced Samuel McSkimming as the new CEO of the Pilbara Ports Authority.


    Mr McSkimming brings significant experience to the role with more than a decade at Aurizon, Australia's largest rail freight operator.


    He is currently Aurizon's General Manager New South Wales and Southeast Queensland.


    Mr McSkimming will take over from current CEO Roger Johnston, whose term expires on 30 June 2023.


    Comments attributed to Ports Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "I want to congratulate Samuel McSkimming on his appointment as CEO of the Pilbara Ports Authority.


    "The Pilbara Ports Authority play an integral role to the State, national and global economies and Mr McSkimming brings considerable experience to the role, with more than a decade at Aurizon.


    "There is a significant amount of work to be delivered at our Pilbara ports, as we look to expand and diversify our exports, and I look forward to working closely with Mr McSkimming as we deliver a number of important projects.


    "I'd also like to thank Roger Johnston for guiding the Pilbara Ports Authority for the past 10 years, particularly through the challenges of the COVID pandemic.


    "Roger's leadership and strategic thinking has been integral to the growth of our Pilbara ports, and I wish him all the best for the future."


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