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Every journey has a story

The PortTALK podcast is about the Australian ports and airports industries, and the people who helped shape it into what it is today.

Join us as we meet with industry leaders in the ports and airports space, and discover valuable insights as we explore their inspiring journeys.

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Sinead Redmond (GeelongPort)

This week Jason sat down with Sinead Redmond, Head of Infrastructure Delivery at GeelongPort. They discussed Sinead's career, the challenges of moving from Ireland to regional Australia, and exciting developments for GeelongPort.

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Mike Gallacher (Ports Australia)

This week Jason catches up with Ports Australia CEO Mike Gallacher. Jason and Mike discuss Mike's early life, his career in the police force and politics, and his lifelong dedication to service. They also discuss what Mike likes best about the Ports industry, as well as the challenges faced by the Ports sector in Australia in the coming decades.

Episode 1

Samantha Leighton

For our first episode of PortTALK, Jason Sprott (Executive Director, Ports & Airports at NTRO) catches up with Samantha Leighton. Sam was the Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs at the Australian Airports Association. Jason and Sam discuss her early life, how she started her career, the challenges and opportunities for the airports sector, and Sam's upcoming move to Saudi Arabia to head up compliance at King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Introducing Port Talk

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Coming this week … the first episode of NTRO’s new podcast series for the airports and ports industries PortTALK. PortTALK is about Australian ports and airports and the people behind the industry, who shaped it into what it is today.

NTRO’s Jason Sprott talks with the people behind airports and ports. Airports executive Sam Leighton is our first guest.

About your host

Jason Sprott

Jason is a Senior Executive with substantial environmental planning, sustainability, master planning, major projects and corporate planning experience across 30 years. He is the National Lead for the Ports & Airports group through Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Working across the private and public sectors throughout his career - he has also represented Australia at global forums including at UN headquarters in Geneva focussing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance to the transport sector. Jason is a ‘Sir Winston Churchill Fellow’ and has travelled to international port industry forums across Asia, Europe, the USA, Canada, the Middle East and New Zealand.

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About your host

Jason Sprott

With 30 years' experience, Jason is a Senior Executive specialising in infrastructure planning, sustainability, and corporate advisory. As the Executive Director (Ports & Airports) at the National Transport Research Organisation, he has a strong track record in port sector management, international speaking engagements on sustainability, and authored national guidelines on 'Port Master Planning' and more.

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Episode 2

Mike Gallacher (Ports Australia)

This week Jason catches up with Ports Australia CEO Mike Gallacher. Jason and Mike discuss Mike's early life, his career in the police force and politics, and his lifelong dedication to service. They also discuss what Mike likes best about the Ports industry, as well as the challenges faced by the Ports sector in Australia in the coming decades.

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