Robert Barnes has wide-ranging Executive Management experience at all levels in the transport sector (ports, rail, road and airports).
Mr Barnes has worked in the private sector and with government business enterprises, and been a company director of a number of businesses and organisations operating in the sector.
In addition to his significant operational management experience in very challenging commercial environments, he has had extensive involvement in the strategic assessment, purchase and integration of acquisitions into corporations and major change management.
More recently as CEO and Project Director of Wiggins Island Coal Terminal (circa $3b infrastructure project), he was afforded the opportunity to complete the construction of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, which involved the recovery of challenging budget and schedule outcomes for shareholders and the successful commercialization of a strategically important piece of infrastructure for Queensland.
This result was achieved within a highly effective work and safety culture, as evidenced by delivery of an LTIFR of < 1.0 throughout construction and commissioning.