'Proven track record': GPC's new chairman confirmed

UPDATE 1pm: 

GLADSTONE Ports Corporation chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan has congratulated Peter Corones on his appointment as GPC's chairman. 

The former Gladstone region mayor stepped into the role on October 1, after being a director of GPC for the past three years, in addition to appointments between 1994 - 2012. 

Mr O'Sullivan said Mr Corones' background as a business owner, company director, mayor and councillor would help add depth to the experience already on GPC's board.

Mr Corones is also the Chairman of the Gladstone Area Group Apprentices Limited (GAGAL) and the Governor in Council appointee to the CQ University Council.

 

Gladstone Ports Corporation chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan.
Gladstone Ports Corporation chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan. Matt Taylor GLA070618PFAS

"Mr Corones brings with him strong networks and a strategic approach, as well as a proven track record of delivering value for customers, employees and the community," Mr O'Sullivan said.

"We very much look forward to the Chair's contribution and working with him on creating a high performing and sustainable future for the Corporation.  

"I'd also like to acknowledge the outstanding work of returning and outgoing members of the board."  

The GPC board has independent directors that assist the corporation with its goals and direction.

EARLIER: FORMER Gladstone region mayor Peter Corones is the new chairman of the Gladstone Ports Corporation.

Mr Corones was promoted from director to chairman to replace Leo Zussino, whose tenure in the position was from October 2015 to September 30, 2018.

Leo Zussino speaks at the GAPDL Cruise Business Luncheon 2018.
Leo Zussino speaks at the GAPDL Cruise Business Luncheon 2018. Matt Taylor GLA120618GAPDL

The State Government announced board appointments on Saturday for all of its government-owned businesses.

Peta Jamieson and Grant Cassidy were both reappointed as directors of GPC. Gladstone Airport Corporation chairman Adrienne Ward was the only new appointment for the board, as a director.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the boards of the government-owned businesses were filled with people who brought a range of skills, from financial to budgetary expertise.

GEA EXPO: Peter Corones (GAPDL), at the GEA Business Expo luncheon held at the Leo Zussino Building, CQ University. Photo Kerry Thomas/Gladstone Observer
GEA EXPO: Peter Corones (GAPDL), at the GEA Business Expo luncheon held at the Leo Zussino Building, CQ University. Photo Kerry Thomas/Gladstone Observer Kerry Thomas GLA010611EXPO

"This group of appointments has a diverse mix of experience and new blood who I know will work diligently in the interests of Queenslanders," Ms Trad said.

She said it also honoured the State Government's commitment of 50 per cent of all new board appointees to be women.

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham said the mix of new and existing appointees would continue to provide the strong leadership needed to keep organisations operating efficiently and effectively.

"Through keeping our assets in public hands we have been able to deliver directly for Queenslanders through our work in the areas of energy, water, transport and funds management," he said.



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