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Grant Gilfillan heads up Australian Cruise Association

Grant Gilfillan, ceo of state-owned Port Authority of NSW, responsible for Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Port Kembla and the ports of Newcastle, Eden and Yamba Grant Gilfillan, ceo of state-owned Port Authority of NSW, responsible for Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Port Kembla and the ports of Newcastle, Eden and Yamba

Grant Gilfillan, ceo of the Port Authority of New South Wales, has replaced Stephen Bradford as chairman of the Australian Cruise Association.

Bradford, who stepped down on the expiry of his three-year term, is a former ceo of the Port of Melbourne and was the first external chairman appointed to the ACA management committee.

ACA ceo Jill Abel thanked Bradford for leading the organisation through a period of extraordinary growth and its recent name change and rebranding.

‘With our focus being firmly on destination development, including all-important infrastructure needs, the timing is perfect for Grant to continue the great work undertaken by Stephen and the management committee to steer us through the next important years,’ Abel said.

Jay McKenzie (Bob Wood Cruise Group) has joined the committee and Martin Bidgood (Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services), Thor Elliott  (Fremantle Ports), Tony Clementson (Tourism Northern Territory) and  Anne McVilly (Port Arthur Historic Authority) retain their positions.

Julie O’Brien (Tourism & Events Queensland) continues in the role of  deputy chairman.

Posted 14 September 2017

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

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