Grant Gilfillan joined Sydney Ports Corporation as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2008, with an agenda of reform and innovation. He was appointed a Director of Sydney Ports in March 2009.
Over the past five years the Corporation has built a new one billion dollar Container Port with five new Berths, an Intermodal Terminal in Sydney, a new Cruise Passenger Terminal in Sydney Harbour, and has successfully led and implemented significant regulatory reforms to reduce truck delays at the Container Port.
Grant has been incredibly busy since the long-term lease of Port Botany, not only retaining responsibility for the residual Sydney Ports, but also becoming Newcastle Port Corporation’s new chief executive officer – announced in September 2013.
Add to this, his elevation in 2013, to the prestigious role of President of the International Association of Ports and Harbours – the biggest peak body for ports in the world.
Prior to joining Sydney Ports, Grant worked in Africa, the Middle East and Europe (Romania) as a Senior Vice President, Managing Director and General Manager for DP World. Prior to this, Grant had served as Director of Operations for P&O Ports, Australia and New Zealand and as Managing Director of CSX World Terminals in Australia.
In an earlier life, Grant was a Mining Engineer and Mine Manager with Rio Tinto in the NSW Hunter Valley Coalfields and the Pilbara Iron Ore region of Western Australia.
His career has encompassed all leadership, business and technical aspects of Mining operations, Stevedoring, Logistics, Transport, Port management, and development of major infrastructure.
Grant considers himself a change agent with a passion for leading cultural change within an organisation to make it a great business.

Grant Gilfillan, Sydney PortsGrant Gilfillan joined Sydney Ports Corporation as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2008, with an agenda of reform and innovation. He was appointed a Director of Sydney Ports in March 2009.

Over the past five years the Corporation has built a new one billion dollar Container Port with five new Berths, an Intermodal Terminal in Sydney, a new Cruise Passenger Terminal in Sydney Harbour, and has successfully led and implemented significant regulatory reforms to reduce truck delays at the Container Port.

Grant has been incredibly busy since the long-term lease of Port Botany, not only retaining responsibility for the residual Sydney Ports, but also becoming Newcastle Port Corporation’s new chief executive officer – announced in September 2013.

Add to this, his elevation in 2013, to the prestigious role of President of the International Association of Ports and Harbours – the biggest peak body for ports in the world.

Prior to joining Sydney Ports, Grant worked in Africa, the Middle East and Europe (Romania) as a Senior Vice President, Managing Director and General Manager for DP World.

Prior to this, Grant had served as Director of Operations for P&O Ports, Australia and New Zealand and as Managing Director of CSX World Terminals in Australia.

In an earlier life, Grant was a Mining Engineer and Mine Manager with Rio Tinto in the NSW Hunter Valley Coalfields and the Pilbara Iron Ore region of Western Australia.

His career has encompassed all leadership, business and technical aspects of Mining operations, Stevedoring, Logistics, Transport, Port management, and development of major infrastructure.

Grant considers himself a change agent with a passion for leading cultural change within an organisation to make it a great business.

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