Leo Zussino is the new chairman for the Gladstone Ports Corporation.
Leo Zussino is the new chairman for the Gladstone Ports Corporation. Zac Baldwin GLA130513BOTA

Leo Zussino appointed as GPC chairman

LEO Zussino will replace Mark Brodie as the chairman of the Gladstone Ports Corporation, as part of an overhaul of Queensland government-owned corporations' board appointments.

Mr Brodie, a close friend of former state premier Campbell Newman and LNP donor, was appointed chairman soon after the LNP won the 2012 state election, controversially ousting long time chairman Ian Brusasco.

Mr Zussino's contract as CEO of the corporation was not renewed in February 2013, and he left the corporation that August after he had served 12 years as CEO and the previous nine years as chairman of the corporation's board. He was replaced as CEO by current chief Craig Doyle.

Related:

>> WATCH: Leo Zussino moved on

>> Ports corporation chief's services 'no longer required'

>> Zussino, expert panel, to examine FIFO mines

The move, announced this morning, will see Mr Zussino's role go full circle.

During his term as CEO, Mr Zussino was responsible for developing a 50-year plan for the port - something that had never been achieved before in state owned corporations.

In more recent times, Mr Zussino has been chairing an investigation into the financial impacts of FIFO on communities.



'Very confident': Tannum Sands retirement village on track

premium_icon 'Very confident': Tannum Sands retirement village on track

Initial construction costs are expected to be about $40 million.

Private and public services proposed in hospital take-over

premium_icon Private and public services proposed in hospital take-over

Health Minister's ideas for future of Gladstone Mater hospital

VESSEL SINKING INQUEST: Architect reveals how ship sunk

premium_icon VESSEL SINKING INQUEST: Architect reveals how ship sunk

The inquest continues to shed new light into two tragic sinkings