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Port Management Group

Port Management Group is responsible for:  

  • Delivery and performance monitoring of corporate objectives in accordance with the Corporate Plan
  • Strategic issues and priorities with respect to organisational development and planning
  • Determining and implementing policy with regard to overall transport objectives
  • Monitoring budget progress and resource allocation
  • The exchange of corporate knowledge and dissemination of decisions

Current members of the Port Management Group are:


Terry O’Connor – Chief Executive Officer
Terry O’Connor joined Darwin Port in June 2008 as General Manager Landside Operations, following a long career in the Royal Australian Navy. He has held positions within the Federal Government as a maritime specialist and with the private sector in logistics management.  Terry was appointed as CEO of the Darwin Port in August 2011.


Ian Niblock - General Manager Operations
A master mariner, Ian has had a successful career as a harbour pilot, commencing his training as an apprentice pilot in Liverpool in 1973. Time taken to gain sea-time saw him sail as a ship’s officer on various types of cargo ships including oil tankers. Ian was a pilot at the Port of Tauranga in New Zealand for eight years during which time he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Business (Port and Terminal Management) through the Australian Maritime College.  Ian joined the Corporation as Habourmaster and was appointed as General Manager Operations in March 2013.


Brendan Madden - Chief Financial Officer
Brendan joined Darwin Port in May 2016. 


Peter Dummett - General Manager Port Development
Peter joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1977 and spent a 20-year career employed in various administrative and logistics rolls.  After leaving the Navy to settle in Darwin Peter worked in business development and general management in a variety of industries before moving into the logistics field.  Peter has worked as a Regional Sales Manager in international shipping where he was heavily involved in promotion of trade into the Port of Darwin.  More recently he joined Perkins Shipping as the Coastal Trades Manager.  After the acquisition of Perkins Shipping by Toll Holdings, Peter was appointed to the role of Business Development Manager.  During this time he held positions on the International Business Council and the Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee.  Peter joined the Company as General Manager Port Development in December 2011.


Peter Raines - General Manager Facilities
Peter has had a long career in facilities management and previously was a joint owner of the Bank of Queensland Darwin franchise and the Managing Director for Sterling Property Services in the Northern Territory. Peter is the former chairman of the Cullen Bay Marine Management and has an extensive background in contract maintenance operations.  As General Manager City Wharves, Peter is responsible for Darwin Port Facilities Management.


Alastair Black – Engineering Manager
Alastair has been with the Company since 2000 and brings with him 30 years experience in construction and port engineering, gained in various parts of the world. Alastair is responsible for the implementation of repairs, maintenance and capital works programs, environmental commitments, and management of the Engineering Services section.

 Sarah-Jane Archdale - General Manager Legal
Sarah-Jane joined Darwin Port in October 2016.