New Pilbara Ports Authority Samuel McSkimming has spent much of his first month meeting stakeholders as he becomes emersed in the role which includes responsibility for the world’s largest bulk-export port at Port Hedland.  

Mr McSkimming was previously General Manager New South Wales and Southeast Queensland for Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator. 

He has extensive experience in multi-user bulk infrastructure. 

“Pilbara Ports Authority is critical to the facilitation of trade, with 733.1million tonnes of throughput in FY21-22 and a value of commodities passing through our ports estimated to exceed $165 billion during this period, figures that are set to grow in future years,” Mr McSkimming said. 

“Markets are changing, as the iron ore supply-chain begins to decarbonise, and as trade and investment in green energy and battery metals grows. 

“I look forward to leading Pilbara Ports into the future as our business expands and diversifies in support of decarbonisation. 

“I will continue to guide Pilbara Ports to meet the expectations set by its community and its customers and deliver towards the goal of being the global leader in port planning, operations and marine services. 

He said his leadership is guided by three core principles: safety, people, and customers and communities.