​Executive Management Team

Rachel Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

 Rachel Johnson took up the role of inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM) in November 2016, following the Victorian Government’s successful leasing of the Port of Melbourne’s commercial operations to a private sector operator.

Rachel has wide ranging experience of Australian freight and logistics businesses and the development and operation of transport infrastructure in both the public and private sectors.

She has held senior positions in New South Wales government bodies as well as in a number of high profile private sector companies.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Aeronautical Engineering, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has advanced management qualifications.

Captain Roy Stanbrook
Harbour Master / Executive General Manager – Marine & Navigation

Roy is the Harbour Master of the Port of Melbourne and leads the Marine and Navigation division. His division is responsible for safe navigation in the port waters of the Port of Melbourne through Vessel Traffic Services as well as emergency management, and health and safety.

He joined VPCM’s predecessor organisation Port of Melbourne Corporation as Harbour Master in 2014.

Roy brings wide experience to the role having previously held the positions of Chief Executive of the Gibraltar Port Authority and Captain of the Port, and before that as Harbour Master for the Lower District of the Port of London Authority.

He qualified as a Master Mariner while serving in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and also has experience in maritime education as a senior lecturer at Warsash Maritime Academy.

Roy holds an STCW Master Unlimited Certificate of Competency and is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a Younger Brother of Trinity House.

Jeff Bazelmans
Executive General Manager – Strategy, Risk, Environment & Infrastructure

Jeff leads a diverse division that includes the management of Victoria’s premier cruise shipping facility at Station Pier, cruise tourism, tenant management, asset management, infrastructure development, environment and information technology services.


He gained broad experience in the ports industry at VPCM’s predecessor organisation Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC). Joining in 2005, Jeff led the environment program for the successful Channel Deepening Project. He then worked on PoMC’s $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project and held senior executive roles including Executive General Manager Business and Planning and was an executive member of the Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction Team.

Before joining PoMC Jeff held senior positions in a number of consultancies and previous to that he was Deputy Director Environmental Science at Environment Protection Authority (Victoria).

Jeff has a PhD (Biochemistry), a Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Biochemistry) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry, Biochemistry).

Jack Bell
Executive General Manager - Finance & Corporate Support

Jack leads the division responsible for finance and the corporate support areas of Board secretariat, legal counsel, corporate affairs, human resources and administration.

Jack joined VPCM in 2016, bringing experience from the senior finance executive roles he has held across diverse industries during his career. He has led teams in national and multinational organisations, held CFO and Company Secretary positions and has also worked in consultancy.

Jack is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Economics. He is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.

 

 

 

 

Executive Management Team