Business veteran takes on new role
The Port Hedland Industries Council has appointed John Verbeek as its new executive director.
As Business Centre Pilbara chairman, Mr Verbeek brings a wealth of experience to the newly created position and is looking forward to the challenges of the role.
In the role, Mr Verbeek will use his 23 years of executive experience to provide a single industry point of contact for the Port Hedland community and State and local government representatives on issues in Port Hedland.
Mr Verbeek said he was focused on acting as a liaison between industry, community, local business and government.
“The Port Hedland port is one of the most significant pieces of infrastructure in the State,” Mr Verbeek said.
“Ensuring the sustainability of industry and the community of Port Hedland is vital for the ongoing economic growth of the State and for the Port Hedland community.
“I look forward to working with all parties to ensure a shared understanding, and to shape a bright future for all in Port Hedland.”
Mr Verbeek’s knowledge in economic and community development has been demonstrated through his chief executive roles in Newman, Dampier and Karratha.
John Verbeek will be based in Port Hedland.