Posted on September 21, 2022
PORT of Portland has announced Greg Burgoyne has stepped into the role of chief executive officer at the southern Victorian port.
Mr Burgoyne joins the port after a 10-year stint as CEO of the Glenelg Shire Council. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer at the Australian Taxation Office after spending 18 years in senior management and board positions with Shell Australia.
Port of Portland chairman Lindsay Ward said, “We are delighted to have Greg join the Port of Portland team.
“Greg has exceptional relevant experience and brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge. As a local, he is very familiar with the operations at Port of Portland and has existing relationships with many of the Port’s customers. We look forward to Greg commencing with us in January 2023.”
Mr Burgoyne holds three master’s degrees in accounting, business (corporate law) and in professional ethics. He also holds a graduate diploma in taxation. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.
Mr Burgoyne said it is an honour to be appointed CEO of Port of Portland.
“Not only is the Port a significant asset for Portland, but it also plays a pivotal role in Australia’s export markets and is a major contributor to the Australian economy,” he said.
“This is an exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with the team at Port of Portland.”
Current CEO Mr Greg Tremewen said, “Greg is an excellent choice for the position. We have had a close working relationship through Greg’s role at Glenelg Shire Council and the Committee for Portland. Greg understands our business and will be a great fit for the port.”
Mr Burgoyne succeeds Mr Tremewen, who will remain in the role until January 2023.
The Port of Portland specialises in bulk commodities and services agriculture, forestry and mining industries in the Wimmera-Mallee, Green Triangle and Murray Basin regions.
The port handles commodities such as sustainable forestry products, livestock, gain, mineral sands, fertiliser, smelter products and wind turbines.