BY JACK HARPER
The Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Newcastle has announced his resignation, effective at the end of June.
Geoff Crowe has held the position since July 2015.
The company say during his tenure, his extensive experience from the coal mining industry has helped lead the Port through a period of growth.
He has overseen the development of the Port's diversification strategy, as well as plans for its cruise ship, bulk and container terminals.
Port of Newcastle Chair, Professor Roy Green, said that Geoff's combination of experience from the mining sector and dedication to safe and efficient operation had been invaluable.
"Geoff has led the Port through a time of growth, while maintaining an excellent safety record and strengthening the Port's relationship with its industry and community.
"Port of Newcastle's Board appreciates Geoff's leadership and wholehearted commitment to the organisation and looks forward to working with him over the next two months and building on his achievements for the future development of the Port."