Executive Team


Captain John Watkinson:  Chairman

IMG_1John has over 45 years experience in the maritime industry reaching the rank of Master.  John served 11 years in various Queensland ports as Pilot and  Harbour Master  before embarking on a career in the regulatory field where he served as Executive Director, Maritime Division, Queensland Department of Transport and General Manager, Maritime Safety Queensland.  In addition, John has served on numerous maritime industry Boards and Committees including Chairman and Director, Darwin Port Corporation Advisory Board and Deputy Chairman, Australian Marine Environment Protection Association.



Captain Steve Pelecanos:  Managing Director

IMG_2Steve has over 45 years experience in the maritime industry; 15 years at sea engaged in world wide trades and reaching the rank of Master and 30 years in port operations having served as Pilot, Harbour Master and Regional Harbour Master.  Steve has served on the Board of a number of national and international maritime organisations and is acknowledged internationally as being a leader in maritime innovation.




Geoff Atkins:  Chief Operating Officer

geoff-atkinsGeoff is a mining logistics specialist with over 20 years project development experience.  In addition to driving construction, mining and infrastructure projects from concept, through feasibility and development to operational assets, Geoff has been responsible for the development of corporate and business development strategies.

Geoff brings a detailed understanding of industrial developments and the key drivers in the efficient operation of infrastructure supply chains.

Geoff has been responsible for the risk management, HAZOP and Safety in Design (SID) processes on projects worth in excess of $4B in Australia, Africa and South East Asia.