The 2018/19 Executive is made up of the following member organisations and their nominated representatives:


Grant Gilfillan

Port Authority of NSW - Term Expires 2020

With the amalgamation of Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla port corporations in July 2014, Grant Gilfillan became Chief Executive Officer and Director of Port Authority of New South Wales. He had previously been Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Ports Corporation (from 2008) and Newcastle Port Corporation (from 2013).

Before joining Sydney Ports Corporation in 2008, Grant worked in Africa, the Middle East and Europe (Romania) as a Senior Vice President, Managing Director and General Manager for DP World. Prior to this he served as Director of Operations for P&O Ports, Australia and New Zealand and as Managing Director of CSX World Terminals in Australia. Prior to that Grant was a mining engineer and mine manager in the NSW Hunter Valley and the north-west of Western Australia.




Martin Bidgood

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services - Term Expires 2019

After obtaining a BA(Hons) degree in International Hospitality Management from Bournemouth University in 1999, Martin embarked on a career in the tourism industry, working for a variety of London based tour operators in both operations and product focused roles before joining Aragon Tours, a leading shore excursion provider within the UK cruise market.

Following the acquisition of Aragon Tours in 2009, Martin was appointed as Regional Director UK & Ireland – overseeing all operations throughout the region. In March 2011, Martin relocated to Sydney to assume the role of Regional Director Australia, where he drives business growth in one of the world’s fastest growing cruise regions.

Martin was born in London and is married to his wife Sarah and has two young children, Evie and Harry.



Matthew Carley

Brisbane Ports - Term Expires 2021

Matthew joined the Port of Brisbane in 2015 as Manager of Strategic Projects. He was assigned to the development of the business case for the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal and successfully piloted the proposal through the Queensland State Government’s Market-led Proposal (MLP) process.

He is presently responsible for the delivery of critical elements of the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal including key stakeholder engagement. This entails working closely with the Commonwealth and State Governments, the Cruise Industry plus dealings with all other major stakeholders such as Brisbane City Council, local community groups, utility service providers and the Brisbane Airport Corporation. Matthew is presently a member of the National Sea Passenger Facilitation Committee coordinated by the Department of Home Affairs.

Prior to joining the Port of Brisbane, Matthew had over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry including senior executive roles at DP World (formally P&O Ports), Hutchison Ports and SVITZER.  He held strategic roles responsible for the development of national infrastructure, terminal automation, Port and Terminal management and the development of a nationwide port community system known as 1-Stop.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Queensland with majors in Business Finance and Financial Accounting.



For further information, download the Management Committee Position Description.