The outlook for Brisbane's port and airport

The outlook for Brisbane's port and airport

Oct 25
Join your fellow Brisbane Trustees and key stakeholders for a discussion on what the year ahead looks like for our port and airport.
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Gert-Jan de Graaff, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Neil Stephens, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Port of Brisbane

Event Overview

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

The ABF’s approach to issues such as simplified trade, efforts and preparations to open our borders, and the technology being implemented to support reopening, will have implications for our ports and airports.

Join us to explore the future of Brisbane’s gateways and the impacts for business.

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

Gert-Jan de Graaff
Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Gert-Jan was appointed to his current position June 2018. He is also a Director on the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific Regional Board, and on the Australian Airports Association Board. Gert-Jan has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles at major airports around the world. He started his career in airport management in 1995 with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in The Netherlands where he had a number of roles. These included management positions in the commercial, finance and strategic departments.

Neil Stephens
Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Port of Brisbane

Neil joined the Port of Brisbane in mid-2020 and oversees all finance, funding, financial reporting, treasury and tax activities. Prior to joining the Port he was Business Development Director at Cardno plc, spent eight years as the Chief Financial Officer then the Chief Operating Officer of Springfield City Group, and two years advising a variety of companies on funding, structuring, acquisitions, property and overall 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.

In line with government advice we request people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms do not attend CEDA events. We also ask that you follow government advice and maintain social distancing by refraining from shaking hands or exchanging physical greetings, and wherever possible, staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

CEDA is closely monitoring government advice regarding public gatherings and will follow all relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.

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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