Our executive committee bring diverse expertise and experience to the organisation, contributing skills from a variety of backgrounds.
They steer the NQBP team to deliver on our strategic plans, as well as leading by example when it comes to our cultural values and community approach.
A rigorous management performance review process is applied to ensure NQBP executives act responsibly and efficiently. Applied to this performance review is a performance pay scheme for executives. The recommended payments are determined by the board and reported to shareholding ministers.
The board and its related committees also review remuneration recommendations for the CEO and executives.
Chief Executive Officer
Brendan commenced as CEO of NQBP in October 2023. He has extensive commercial ports experience as the former CEO of Ports Victoria and former General Manager Trade and Marine Operations and Acting CEO for NQBP from 2017 to 2022. He also has held senior leadership roles in heavy haulage, mining support with experience in commercial sales, trade development, 24/7 operations including safety and emergency management.
Brendan is responsible for ensuring that NQBP manages safe and efficient ports that connect regional Queensland to the world by balancing the needs of iconic natural environments, communities, stakeholders and port users. He has overall responsibility for strategic leadership, direction and operations, effectively leading the organisation’s response to Government Policy, changing market conditions and customer and community demands in order to deliver value to NQBP’s shareholders.
Belinda Kenny BCom, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Belinda Kenny joined NQBP in October 2020 and is a finance professional with more than 15 years’ of experience in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors.
Before joining NQBP, Belinda was Chief Financial Officer for MSF Sugar Pty Ltd for six years.
A Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Belinda’s portfolio spans finance, procurement, risk and assurance, safety, and information communication and technology.
Darren Brownsey BBus
General Manager Commercial and Maritime Services
Darren has over 15 years of professional knowledge in commercial, strategic planning, and logistics management through his extensive experience in the Rail Industry and other functions within complex supply chains. He has led both large-scale logistics teams and niche commercial teams across Australia.
Darren leads NQBP's commercial function by prioritising customers through trade opportunities, pilotage, and other services.
Peter Sinnott BCom, LLB (Hons), MFM
General Manager Corporate Services
Peter looks after corporate governance functions including providing company secretarial support to the board and managing NQBP's legal requirements. He also directs human resources, industrial relations, safety and records.
Before coming on board at NQBP in 2012, Peter was legal director at Rio Tinto Alcan and holds more than 20 years of experience in private practice and corporate in-house roles, specialising in commercial and corporate law.
He is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Tim Lewis BEng (Hons), MEng, CEng, MICE, CPEng, FIEAust, RPEQ
General Manager Infrastructure
Tim is a chartered engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience, specialising principally in maritime engineering design, construction and project management.
He joined NQBP in 2016 and has worked on large infrastructure projects in the UK, the Middle East and Australia.
He is a fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia.