Speaker Date Topic
David Banks Feb 27, 2018
Visit by Club to The Concourse, Chatswood
Philip Holliday Mar 27, 2018

Philip Holliday

B.Sc. (Hons) University of Teesside

Chief Operating Officer and Harbour Master Sydney

Philip joined Sydney Ports Corporation in May 2011 as Executive General Manager, Operations and Harbour Master.

He has been in his current role of Chief Operating Officer and Harbour Master, Sydney following the amalgamation of the Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla port corporations in 2014.

In this role he is responsible for leading Sydney port operations including pilotage, vessel traffic services, marine operations, security and hydrographic survey services.

Philip is also responsible for the Port Authority's operational and commercial management of cruise operations.

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.

Philip is currently Chair of the Ports Australia's Port Operations Working Group and took a lead role in the development of the Australian Port Marine Safety Management Guidelines.