The outlook for Adelaide's port and airport

The outlook for Adelaide's port and airport

Nov 18
Join your fellow Trustees and key stakeholders for a discussion on what the year ahead looks like for our port and airport.
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Stewart Lammin, Chief Executive Officer, Flinders Port Holdings
Mark Young, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Airport

Event Overview

Following the address by Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner, Michael Outram, on October 1, CEDA brings together leaders from Adelaide’s port and airport to unpack some of the key takeaways from that discussion.

Join the CEOs of Adelaide Airport and Flinders Port Authority to explore the future of Adelaide’s gateways and the impacts for business, examining issues such as:
  • Progress of plans to open borders and what we are learning from the plans of other countries.
  • Cargo, supply chains and reducing red tape at our ports.
  • Working with the ABF to curb criminal activity, ensure border security and economic prosperity.
  • Has Covid-19 helped to drive new technologies and new ways of working for ports and airports?

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speakers

Stewart Lammin
Chief Executive Officer, Flinders Port Holdings

Stewart was the General Manager of Flinders Ports for six years and was responsible for the overall performance of the Ports business, including its operations in Whyalla and Flinders Ports Land Developments before being appointed CEO in 2018. Stewart is also Project Director for Spencer Gulf Port Link, the group’s greenfield port development division. Stewart is a highly experienced ports industry professional with over 35 years in the sector. He has a background in shipbroking, and developed expertise in shipping for the mining sector.

Mark Young
Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Airport

Mark is the Managing Director of Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) and has played a key role in the Airport’s expansion and growth over the past decade. He has led the company since 2011 through a period of record international passenger growth and significant infrastructure spending. His earlier role as CFO saw him lead AAL’s successful $405 million capital raising program in 2010, while maintaining its strong credit rating and healthy balance sheet. Mark previously enjoyed 20 years with diversified contract mining, civil engineering and building construction group, Macmahon Holdings, including as Finance Director.

Meet the host

Ben Owen
State General Manager, Consumer and Small Banking, BankSA and Westpac SA & NT

Ben joined Westpac Group in May 2017 as BankSA’s Head of Small and Medium Enterprise Business Banking, later being appointed as General Manager Retail Banking BankSA in June 2018. From August 2019 he became the Head of Retail Banking for Westpac and BankSA SA & NT, subsequently in January 2021 he was appointed to the role as State General Manager BankSA and Westpac SA & NT. In this new role he is responsible for leading the BankSA and Westpac consumer teams across South Australia and Northern Territory. Prior to joining Westpac Group, Ben spent over a decade at ANZ where he held leadership roles in customer relationship management, frontline product distribution, strategic risk initiatives, credit risk policy, project management, governance and strategy.

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Trustee event advice - Coronavirus

We at CEDA are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

CEDA is currently running Trustee roundtable discussions virtually and face-to-face where there is member demand and they can be delivered in accordance with government health advice for a specific state.

For face-to-face roundtables, CEDA is working closely with our hosts and venues to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and facilities and equipment have been properly sanitised.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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