Darwin Port CEO Appointment


Landbridge Australia is delighted to announce Darren Lambourn as the new CEO at Darwin Port.

In his position, Mr Lambourn will be responsible for the overall operations and management of

the Darwin Port reporting directly to Landbridge Australia’s Managing Director Mike Hughes.


Darren has a wealth of experience in supply chain operations in general cargo and bulk logistics,

most recently working as the General Manager Bunbury for Southern Ports Authority where he

was instrumental in the development and implementation of new port masterplans, which

successfully streamlined systems, processes and recruitment of critical positions.


In his role as the General Manager of CITIC Pacific Mining and the Cape Preston Port Company, Mr

Lambourn developed and managed a new operational bulk loading port for the $12 billion Sino

Iron project in the Pilbara. Darren has also held positions as the Regional Manager of the P&O

Automotive and General Stevedoring and the Queensland Bulk Manager for P&O Ports. He has a

strong focus on safety and environment with extensive experience in asset utilisation, port

commissioning, stakeholder management and new business development.


Mike Hughes said Mr Lambourn’s extensive experience in supply chain operations and port

management made him an ideal candidate to continue the port’s transformation to a world-class

port capable of supporting the growing demands of Northern Australia.


Mr Lambourn will succeed Terry O'Connor who announced his resignation earlier in the year after

a 11 year career with the Port.


“On behalf of Landbridge, I would like to thank Terry for his significant contribution to Landbridge

and to Darwin Port. Terry has successfully led Darwin Port through its transformation from a

Northern Territory Government business to a thriving privately owned port under Landbridge's

management. We wish him well for the future,” Mr Hughes said.


Mr Lambourn will assume his role from 19 August 2019.