Business

Doyle done with Gladstone Ports Corporation

LAST LOOK: Outgoing Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO Craig Doyle has had his challenges but overall said he was just part of the team.
LAST LOOK: Outgoing Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO Craig Doyle has had his challenges but overall said he was just part of the team. Luka Kauzlaric

CRAIG Doyle will walk out of Kullaroo House as the chief executive officer of the Gladstone Ports Corporation for the last time today.

Mr Doyle started as CEO of the GPC in September 2013 and has seen the construction of three liquefied natural gas plants on Curtis Island, major works at RG Tanna Coal Terminal, completion of East Shores and continued record tonnages.

Originally from Mackay, he will head home this afternoon and start his new job as the Mackay Regional Council CEO on Monday.

Current GPC commercial general manager Michael Galt will step up to interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found which is expected to happen before the end of the financial year.

Mr Doyle said he was leaving to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

"The CEO is leaving but the business continues to function," he said.

"I'll worry about my new job at 7am on Monday."

A major challenge for Mr Doyle was setting up for privatisation under the Campbell Newman Government which didn't eventuate when Annastacia Palaszczuk's Australian Labor Party won the state election last year.

"Preparing for the privatisation was very intense because there was a lot of work to do in a short period of time," he said.

"Absolute credit to everyone at GPC. While it was a stressful time they managed to keep the business running and basically achieved everything we needed to."

His proudest moment was opening up East Shores, which he said typifies GPC's sense of community.

"All the funding and agreements were organised when Leo (Zussino) was CEO and all I did was construct it," he said.

"But the joy you see when the community gets to enjoy something that was a wasteland is very satisfying."

To his credit, he won't be taking in the views from Kullaroo House, he will be "working for GPC until 5pm".

Topics:  gladstone ports corporation gladstone region



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

'Not a pipe dream': Man wants to launch rockets from a Gladstone island

HOUSTON WE HAVE LIFT OFF: John Moody needs $2 million from the council to get his space centre off the ground.

Could Gladstone tap into new $6 billion industry?

'Refused': State MP says smelter had "ample” time to save jobs

Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher pins a white ribbon on Boyne Smelters General Manager Joe Rea at a community function.

Glenn Butcher says BSL were "rolling the dice” for past two years

Local Partners

GALLERY: Goondoon Street beginning to look great

Stage one of the Goondoon Street upgrade is almost complete.


New Year New Yard

Win $1000 Bunnings Voucher
Learn More

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

11 huge events coming to Gladstone in the next 6 months

Events coming up in Gladstone in 2017.

Your guide to exciting events coming to the Gladstone region

J.K. Rowling writes through severe back pain

An aching back couldn't stop J.K. Rowling catching inspiration

Elsa voice actor's son hates Frozen

Idina Menzel's son "hates" his mother's most famous film 'Frozen'

Chrissy Teigen likes her "soft" stretch marks

Stretch marks are no problem for Chrissy Teigen

Naomie Harris in the dark over Daniel Craig's future as 007

Naomie Harris has no idea if Daniel Craig will be returning as 007

Songs that get Gladstone 'hot, sweaty and wild'.

Cold Chisel concert at Stockland Park, Kawana.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

What song gets Gladstone people "hot, sweaty and wild”?

REVIEW: Will Kasey Chambers' Dragonfly take off with fans?

Kasey Chambers’ new album Dragonfly gets 3.5 stars from Cameron Adams.

CHAMBERS is back with her 11th studio album.

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

Gladstone market's confidence coming back for 2017

Core Logic property statistics reveal the region's median house price dropped 16.7% to $275,000 in the September quarter.

Region's median house price drops 16.7% to $275,000

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!