Board of Directors

James Cain, Chairman

James Cain was appointed Chairman of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) on 2 November 2016.

 


   
Board Committee membership:

- Chair, Remuneration and People Committee
- Risk Committee (ex officio member)
- Audit and Finance Committee (ex officio member)

James was Deputy Chair of Port of Melbourne Corporation from July 2010 until the medium-term lease of the Port of Melbourne became effective in November 2016.

He has an extensive background in project development management in property and infrastructure, in both the public and private sectors.

James’ professional experience includes 12 years with property and construction company Lend Lease in various roles including General Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and five years with the Victorian Government as Executive Director of Major Projects Victoria, the Victorian Government’s major capital works agency.

Since 2006, James has developed his interests in commercial, infrastructure and property areas through his own consulting business.

James is also Chair of the Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT). He was Chair of Port of Hastings Corporation until September 2010 and was a Director of Victorian Rail Track (VicTrack) between April 2008 and July 2010.

Janice van Reyk, Deputy Chair

Janice van Reyk was appointed Deputy Chair of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) on 2 November 2016.

Board Committee membership:

- Chair, Audit and Finance Committee
- Risk Committee

Janice was a Director of Port of Melbourne Corporation from 2011 until the medium-term lease of the Port of Melbourne became effective in November 2016.

She is an experienced non-executive Director with broad based business skills gained as a senior executive in listed industrial companies.

She is a non-executive Director of Lochard Energy Group, Chair of its Audit Committee;  a non-executive Director of Citywide, Chair of its Safety Risk and Environment Committee and a member of its Audit and Finance Committee; and a member of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority.

Janice has an extensive professional background in major capital projects, infrastructure, finance and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, commercial negotiations, risk management, environmental management and stakeholder engagement.

Janice is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and also holds a Master of Commerce, a Master of Environment (Hons), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics). Janice is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Leadership Victoria Fellow.

 

Deb Beale, Director

Deb Beale was appointed a Director of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) on 2 November 2016.

Board Committee membership:

- Chair, Risk Committee
- Remuneration and People Committee

Deb’s broad experience includes the areas of finance, corporate governance, fundraising, public relations and risk management.

She has served, and continues to serve, on a number of government, public, private and not-for-profit boards.

She began her working career in the finance industry where she was employed by Merrill Lynch for over a decade. She then moved to Ernst & Young where she specialised in risk management, government relations and governance.

Deb has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.

 

James Chen, Director

James Chen was appointed a Director of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) on 2 November 2016.

Board Committee membership:

- Audit and Finance Committee
- Risk Committee

James has over 25 years’ corporate and consulting experience, predominantly within the shipping and logistics sector but also in infrastructure, resources and telecommunication industries in Australia and Asia.

In the shipping and logistics sector, James established JPC Containers and built the organisation to become one of the largest shipping container management service providers in Victoria. In 2002, he established a new towage company (Australian Maritime Services P/L), operating in the ports of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

James continues to be involved in port development strategies and opportunities where improved efficiencies, growth and economic benefits can be maximised and realised for the key stakeholders.

James holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a member of the Australia-China Business Association.

 

Peter Tuohey, Director

Peter Tuohey was appointed a Director of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) on 2 November 2016.

Board Committee membership:

- Audit and Finance Committee
- Remuneration and People Committee

Peter is a fifth generation grain, wool and prime lamb producer whose experience in freight and logistics has seen him appointed to a number of advisory roles.

Peter is Chair of the Victorian Government’s Grains Logistics Taskforce, Chairman of Melbourne Market Authority, a member of the Ministerial Freight Advisory Council, a member of the Victorian Road Freight Advisory Council, a member of the Victorian Ministerial Freight Committee, and a member of the Victorian Water Board Selection Panel.

He continues to represent the interest of farmers at a state level as a representative on the Victorian Agricultural Advisory Council. At the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) he served as President from 2012 to 2016 and Vice President from 2009 to 2012. He was also Chair of the VFF’s Farm Business and Regional Development Committee from 2010 to 2013. At the national level, Peter was a Board Director of the National Farmers Federation from 2012 to 2016 and served on its Economics Committee.

Peter was also a member of the Victorian Freight and Logistics Council from 2009 to 2012.

Board of Directors