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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hanran, Heywood Join Townsville Port Board

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 5, 2015

Courtesy Port of Townsville

Courtesy Port of Townsville


Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has welcomed the announcement this morning by Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Minister for Ports and Energy and Water Supply Mark Bailey of the appointment of two new locally-based Directors to its Board. Mr Shane Hanran and Ms Megan Heywood assume their positions on the Board effective today.

POTL Chair Renita Garard said that today’s announcement was a real boost to the port’s Board and that the skills and experience of the two appointees would service the business well as it embarks upon long term expansion plans.

“Mr Hanran and Ms Heywood bring a vast amount of experience to the table in both the engineering and legal disciplines, which are both very relevant and critical skills to run an efficient port business,” she said.

“These two individuals complement our existing Board members especially well and they will be welcomed to their first meeting in less than two weeks’ time on 15 December,” she said.

Mr Shayne Hanran, an engineer with over 25 years of experience in regional and mining projects and currently employed as AECOM’s Director - North Queensland and Northern Territory. Mr Hanran has considerable experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver services to clients across a range of industry sectors in Australia and overseas.

Ms Megan Heywood, Principal Lawyer and cofounder, Fredericks Heywood (Townsville). Ms Heywood is an accomplished lawyer and mediator with a career spanning both the public and private sectors, including several years working as a crown prosecutor. She is also a founding member of the Sky Foundation, which supports the work of the Townsville Women’s Centre and raises community awareness about domestic violence.

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