Executive Team

Roy Cummins Chief Executive Officer
Mr Cummins began as Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd in June 2015. With over 25 years experience in the ports and shipping industry, Mr Cummins has worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Prior to joining PBPL, Mr Cummins served for almost six years as Chief Commercial Officer of Global Ports Investments Ltd, the largest stevedoring group in Russia and Eastern Europe. He spent three years as Chief Executive Officer of DP World in Vietnam and was a member of the Board of Directors of Saigon Premier Container Terminal, a ‘greenfield’ port development project. Mr Cummins also held various positions in the P&O Group in both the liner shipping division (P&O Nedlloyd) and the ports division (P&O Ports), including General Manager of the Port Botany Terminal in Sydney and the West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne. Mr Cummins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French and German from the University of Durham (UK) and an MBA from the University of Warwick, which he obtained in 2006
Peter Keyte Chief Operating Officer

Peter Keyte joined the Port of Brisbane in January 2004 and is responsible for managing, developing and improving shipping and landside services in the Port of Brisbane, the operation of the Brisbane Multimodal Terminal (BMT), Port Operations, Port Security, Marine and Dredging operations, Trade Development and Strategy, Health and Safety, and emergency response.

Prior to joining the Port of Brisbane, Peter had 22 years' experience in the shipping and stevedoring industry with P&O. He has held Senior Management positions in various P&O Group companies, working in the UK, New Zealand, Asia and Sydney.

Karen Wells Chief Financial Officer
Karen was appointed CFO in May 2017 and is responsible for finance, projects, investments and treasury as well as IT. Karen has significant experience in investment banking and infrastructure asset management across Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa and has worked in a range of transactional, operational and leadership roles. Prior to Port of Brisbane Karen was a director at Axicom, Australia’s largest independent owner and operator of mobile telecommunications towers.

Karen was previously at Macquarie Group in the Infrastructure and Real Assets teams in London and Sydney, Societe Generale where she advised on project finance transactions and KPMG. 

Karen is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Accountant (CA) and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
David Keir General Manager Property

David has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry having led and managed teams across the country that have created sustainable projects in all Australian states and capital cities.  These include industrial projects, large-scale master planned urban communities and urban regeneration projects and as well as the management of a large-scale construction business.
He has previously held executive roles with some of Australia’s leading property developers, including publicly-listed companies Devine Limited and Delfin Lend Lease.

David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Built Environment and Graduate Diplomas in Urban Regional Planning and Property Management – Property Development.

Robert Nave  General Manager Infrastructure & Environment
Robert joined the port in 1993 and has held various roles within engineering and finance, making significant contributions to the development of the Port's infrastructure.

He is responsible for the delivery of the capital works program, environmental services and planning and maintenance of the Port of Brisbane and related infrastructure facilities.

He became General Manager Infrastructure & Environment in 2014 and is responsible for strategic planning; the planning and delivery of the capital works program, including the reclamation and improvement of land, new port infrastructure and other developments; environmental compliance and other programs; the planning for and maintenance of port infrastructure; as well as the Port’s procurement and Geographical Information System functions. Robert holds a Bachelor of Engineering - Civil (Second Class A Honours), Master of Commerce (Applied Finance), is a Harvard Business School Alumni (General Management Program), a Member of Engineers Australia and a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland.
Cameron Hall Head of Strategy and Innovation
Cameron Hall joined the Port of Brisbane in 2016 after working in a strategy consulting capacity with the Board and Executive team. He has over 25 years’ experience in both strategy consulting and line management, focused on addressing and managing corporate strategic issues.

Cameron has worked across many industrial sectors including infrastructure and logistics, the energy and resources sector, manufacturing, financial services and retailing in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining the Port of Brisbane Cameron was the Principal Consultant of his own Strategy Advisory firm working with CEOs and Boards in the region to plan and deliver growth opportunities.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics) degree from the Queensland University of Technology and earned a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in 2000.