Philip Holliday


Port Authority of NSW - Term Expires 2024

Since December 2019 Philip has led Port Authority of New South Wales, as CEO and Director, in managing the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial trade and cruise shipping in Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Newcastle Harbour, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba.

Brendan Connell

Brendan Connell

Deputy Chair

Head of Corporate Relations - Term Expires 2025

Brendan joined the Port of Brisbane in January 2017 and leads the Corporate Relations team in planning and implementing the Port’s external communications initiatives, its interaction with local and regional communities, as well as PBPL’s strategic interaction with customers and Government.

Brendan also played a key role, as part of the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd team, in bringing to life the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, Australia’s newest mega cruise ship facility.


James Coughlan


Shorex Australia - Term expires 2025

With close to 25 years experience in cruise James has held several positions both on land and at sea.

Having spent 10 years at sea for Crystal Cruises travelling to over 100 countries provided James with a clear picture of what the cruise traveller and cruise lines are looking for in their shoreside experiences.

Andrew McKinnon

Andrew McKinnon


South Australian Tourism Commission - Term expires 2025

Andrew has more than 10 years' experience in the tourism industry. This includes his current role as Senior Manager of Cruise, Aviation and Access at the South Australian Tourism Commission.

Andrew is an energetic and innovative tourism professional dedicated to the growth of tourism in both South Australia and into the broader Australian tourism industry.


Kristy Little


TasPorts - Term expires 2024

Kristy has more than twelve years’ experience in marketing and business development roles within the Tasmanian tourism industry. This includes her current role as Commercial Manager of Cruise for TasPorts, where she has found her professional passion for the cruise industry during her nine year tenure.

Since joining TasPorts, Kristy has overseen the strategic development of the cruise portfolio for Tasmania’s key cruise ports and has managed the segment through a period of monumental growth for the state.  


Karlie Cavanagh


Inchcape Shipping Services - Term expires 2025

Karlie has an extensive experience and operational knowledge of Australian Cruise ports and requirements, currently from her last 4 years as part of the Inchcape Shipping Services team in her role as National Cruise Coordinator, accountable for liaison with ports, principals and vendors around the Australian coast.

Shayne Murray

Shayne Murray


Cruise Broome - Term expires 2024

Self-employed business proprietor who for many years has had a focused interest in the transport and tourism industry in Western Australia.

Shayne has lived in Broome for the past 12 years and started up the business Broome Transit, a Coach and Bus Company dedicated to transporting crew and passengers between the airport, port and hotels for the cruise and Oil and Gas Industry as well as providing local tour product and programs for the cruise industry.