The 2020/21 Executive is made up of the following member organisations and their nominated representatives:

Philip Holliday


Philip Holliday

Port Authority of NSW - Term Expires 2022

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.

Philip joined Sydney Ports Corporation in May 2011 as Executive General Manager, Operations and Harbour Master. In 2014, he then became Chief Operating Officer and Harbour Master, Sydney following the amalgamation of the Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla port corporations.

Philip has spent his entire career in the shipping and ports industries, starting as a 16-year-old cadet when he joined Ropner Shipping Services and later moving to Souter Shipping where he gained his Class 1 (FGN) Masters certificate.

In 1998, Philip joined the UK's largest port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP) in a port operations role. Following a number of roles within ABP he became the Harbour Master for the ABP Port of Southampton and the Marine Advisor for the group's 21 UK ports.




Scott Lovett

Deputy Chair
Tourism NT - Term Expires 2021

Scott Lovett is the Executive General Manager – Industry Development for Tourism NT.  Working as part of the Department of Tourism and Culture, he leads a multi-disciplinary team heading investment attraction, aviation, destination planning, research and enterprise development across the NT.  A passionate advocate for regional development, Scott has also held senior roles within the Department of the Chief Minister and Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

Prior to joining the public sector Scott held senior roles in Convention Centres, Stadia, Event Production Houses and Hotels across Australia.  He is a current board member of the NT Major Events Company, the statutory company responsible for delivering some of the NT’s best known and loved events.  He is also a past board member at Desert Knowledge Australia, the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux and Meetings Events Australia.

Scott was raised in regional Queensland and Adelaide from where he holds formal qualifications in Tourism and Hospitality from the globally renowned Regency Hotel School.


Matthew Carley  

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 currently Senior Manager Port Operations responsible for all port operations, security and 
the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal. 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.