Media Release 1/07/2023


South Australian Port infrastructure company T-Ports will welcome a new Chief Executive Officer.

Nathan Kent will step into the role of CEO on 1 July 2023.

Mr Kent brings specialist experience in optimising port assets and was previously a senior leader of Japan Post’s Australian business, Toll Group. Most recently Mr Kent has held responsibility of Toll’s Energy & Marine sector, a business unit specialising in private port operations, offshore supply vessels and contract logistics. Mr Kent will bring an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing regional communities, with stakeholder experience spanning local government, corporate logistics customers, and marine & infrastructure operations.

As part of transitioning the business for its next stage of growth, T-Ports would like to thank Scott McKay for his leadership over the last 12 months when he was appointed as the interim CEO to focus on supply chain optimisation. With this process coming to its natural conclusion, T-Ports have now appointed a long-term ports specialist CEO in Mr Kent to execute those initiatives.

In commenting on his appointment Mr Kent said “I’m looking forward to cementing T-Ports position in the marketplace and growing the many opportunities a business such as T-Ports presents to the wider commodity and export community. T-Ports has made unprecedented steps in the supply chain, marine and infrastructure field, and it’s an exciting time to be joining such a dynamic business to expand long term relationships with key stakeholders behind the T-Ports brand which include growers, grain traders and investors”.