Preston Khomo Executive Manager: Ship Repair,Transnet National Ports Authority
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Preston Khomo as Executive Manager: Ship Repair to manage and administer the organisation’s ship repair resources nationally.
Khomo has served as the Richards Bay Port Manager since 2012. He began his career at Transnet as Terminal Manager for Transnet Port Terminals in 2002. Prior to this he was Municipal Manager for the Municipality of Phalaborwa, following 18 years as a geologist, educator and education manager in the mining industry.
A BSc Hons graduate of the University of Fort Hare, Khomo holds an MSc from Huntsville, Alabama, a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Rand Afrikaans University and an MBA from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He has also completed marine-related and executive leadership courses, including the Executive Development Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
He joined TNPA in 2004 as Head of Infrastructure Development: Port Operations and Consulting at Portcon (the then international arm of Transnet) and also served as Senior Manager: Real Estate Manager with a portfolio that included the management of the Island View Precinct and Ship Repair for the
Port of Durban.
In his new role Khomo will be responsible for the strategic development of ship repair infrastructure, as well as managing the implementation of the current capital programmes in all ship repair facilities. He will also be responsible for assessing market trends and planning capacity to meet demand, as well as ensuring TNPA realises optimal value from its ship repair commercial property portfolio.