Members appointed to AMSA Board

Media Release


23 June 2015

Three key maritime safety appointments were confirmed last night by the Australian Government.

Dr Sarah Derrington will continue on the Board of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Mr Gary Webb and Mr Peter Toohey will be joining the board.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the newly appointed Board members, Mr Gary Webb and Mr Peter Toohey, bring considerable experience to their new positions.

“Mr Webb has been a member of the AMSA Advisory Committee since 2007, and brings significant experience from his career in the maritime and ports sector,” Mr Truss said.

“He recently retired after almost nine years as CEO of the Port of Newcastle.

“Mr Peter Toohey has served as Secretary at the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers since 2006 and brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience as a salvage engineer.

Mr Truss said Dr Derrington had been reappointed to the Board for a period of two years.

“Dr Derrington has been a member of the AMSA Board for the past three years and has brought a wealth of experience in maritime, aviation and transport to the position. These attributes will continue to strengthen the Board over the coming two years,” Mr Truss said.

“I look forward to working with the new and reappointed Board members. The board will continue to enhance AMSA's role in setting and regulating standards for safety and protecting the marine environment.”

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