The outlook for Melbourne's port and airport

The outlook for Melbourne's port and airport

Oct 21
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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Caryn Anderson, Executive General Manager, Port Growth and Planning, Port of Melbourne
Lyell Strambi, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Airport

Event Overview

Following the address by Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner, Michael Outram, on October 1, CEDA will bring together leaders from Melbourne'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 Melbourne's gateways and the impacts for business. 

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.


Meet the speakers

Caryn Anderson
Executive General Manager, Port Growth and Planning, Port of Melbourne

Caryn is responsible for leading the coordination of the Port’s growth strategies and supporting activities including infrastructure planning, major projects, sustainability, corporate relations, concession and interface management. Having joined the former Port of Melbourne Corporation in 2006, Caryn has over 25 years of experience in the Australian and international ports, shipping and logistics sector. Caryn’s practical industry experience is supported by formal qualifications in science, law and business.

Lyell Strambi
Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Airport

Lyell joined Australia Pacific Airports Corporation in September 2015. He has extensive experience spanning more than 30 years in the aviation sector both in Australia and overseas. Before joining APAC, Lyell spent six years at Qantas, the last two as CEO of Qantas Domestic. Prior to this he worked for eight years at Virgin Atlantic Airways based in London.

Meet the host

Bruce Sutherland
Executive Director and Fuels Manager of the South Pacific region, ExxonMobil

Bruce is ExxonMobil’s Executive Director and Fuels Manager of the South Pacific region, managing the company’s fuels businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Bruce joined the Mobil Oil Australia Graduate Program 30 years ago with a Bachelor of the Arts (History) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics). During his 30-year career at ExxonMobil his work has covered five continents and a range of diverse sectors, including planning, marketing, commercial strategy and operations.

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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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