Busi­ness veteran takes on new role

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Sophia Con­stan­tine

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.

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