New chief must build morale

Albany Extra - - News - Toby Hussey

Op­po­si­tion leader Mike Na­han hopes the next chief ex­ec­u­tive of South­ern Ports will help build a healthy work­place af­ter em­ployee bul­ly­ing claims were lev­elled at the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

SP was thrown into the spot­light ear­lier this year af­ter 24 al­le­ga­tions were made to WorkSafe ac­cus­ing se­nior staff of ha­rass­ing and bul­ly­ing ju­nior em­ploy­ees.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion has been seek­ing a new chief ex­ec­u­tive to run its Albany, Bun­bury and Esper­ance ports since for­mer chief Ni­co­las Fertin re­signed in June.

Mr Fertin is not ac­cused of en­gag­ing in bul­ly­ing or ha­rass­ment.

Dr Na­han said he wanted some­body at the helm who could de­velop a pos­i­tive work en­vi­ron­ment. “Get one who can work with the group, man­age it well and drive it ef­fi­ciently,” he said.

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