Board of Directors

Kimberley Ports Authority governing body is a board of five directors appointed by and responsible to the Minister for Ports.

The Board sets the strategic direction of KPA.
 

Chair Mr Reece Waldock AM

Mr Waldock was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2019 and his current term expires on 31 December 2021.

Mr Waldock has more than 35 years’ experience in strategic management with expertise in organisational reform. His appointment as Director General of Transport followed a 20 year career with various State Government transport agencies with 15 years as CEO. He was appointed the inaugural head of three Transport agencies in May 2010, Director General Transport, Commissioner Main Roads WA and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Authority. Prior to his public sector career Reece held a number senior management roles with BHP.

Mr Waldock is currently Chair of Lifeline WA, Chair of the Planning and Research Centre (PATREC), a Director of Infrastructure Australia and a Commissioner of NTC.

He has a Master of Business and a Bachelor of Science (Metallurgy with distinction) is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


Jodie-Ransom-inside-plain-wall-cropped-(1).jpgDEPUTY CHAIR MS JODIE RANSOM 

Ms Ransom was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2020 and her current term expires on 30 June 2022.
 
Jodie started her career with BHP as a cadet, serving on a number of BHP owned vessels before moving into a variety of management roles, both operational and commercial, including with Alcoa, CBH Group and MUR Shipping Australia. Jodie started with Svitzer Australia in October 2019 as General Manager - West.
 
Prior to joining the Kimberley Ports Authority board, Jodie was a director with Pilbara Ports Authority.


Director Ms Anna Dartnell

Ms Dartnell was appointed to the inaugural KPA Board from 1 July 2015, with her term expiring on 31 December 2020.

Ms Dartnell is an operational leader with significant experience developed within global resources, manufacturing and consulting companies. Ms Dartnell is Founding Director of Continuo, a management consultancy who advise clients in the areas of business improvement, supply chain optimisation and workforce engagement.

Ms Dartnell is the current Chairman of the Board of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and the WA Chair of NAWO (the National Association of Women in Operations).


DIRECTOR MR paul larsen

Mr Larsen was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2019 and his current term expires on 30 June 2022.
 
Paul has experience as a senior executive in the transport and infrastructure industries.
 
For the past 12 years Paul as CEO of Arc Infrastructure has lead the transformation of both the rail network and the broader business.  Paul recognises the significance of Arc Infrastructure’s role in managing significant transport infrastructure (5,500kms of rail network) and wants to make a positive difference in the communities across the state. During the last 12 year Arc has undertaken over $2 billion of investment in the open access rail network. Arc has increased freight transported by rail by over 100 percent in this same period
 
Paul sits on the board of Youth Focus, an independent West Australian not-for-profit working to reduce youth suicide. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 Paul took part in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth spending five days riding 700 kilometres from Albany to Perth to raise money for the important work Youth Focus undertakes in preventing youth suicide.


Kylie-Bartle-inside-plain-wall-cropped.jpgDirector ms kylie bartle 

Ms Bartle is a resident of Broome who first came to the Kimberley 23 years ago chasing adventure and pioneering marine tourism in the region.

Kylie now leads two family owned remote marine tourism ventures and is a proactive supporter of tourism in the region. Kylie is a passionate advocate of Indigenous collaboration and is committed to improving opportunities and showcasing the Kimberley as a world-class tourism destination.


The Kimberley Ports Authority Board of Directors hold regular full board meetings with two reporting sub Committees being the:

  • Governance and Human Resources sub Committee, chaired by Reece Waldock, and
  • Audit and Risk sub Committee, chaired by Paul Larsen.
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