Port Authority of NSW has appointed Justine Jarvinen to its board of directors and has also appointed her as its Chair.
Port Authority of NSW CEO Philip Holliday said Justine’s appointment was based on her extensive relevant knowledge and experience, and is another welcome step towards the Authority’s own goals of 50 per cent female participation in their workforce.
“Justine brings to our Board experience as an energy executive with technical, commercial, strategic, management, advisory experience and significant board governance experience,” Mr Holliday said.
“Her diverse background has included positions at organisations such as Exxon, Shell, Caltex, JBWere and AGL Energy and these fit well with Port Authority’s recent Net Zero Roadmap and world-first commitment to create a 100 per cent renewable energy shore power precinct in the White Bay and Glebe Island area.
“Justine’s appointment means Port Authority at 43 per cent exceeds the government’s new target of 40 per cent female representation, within only a few weeks of the targets being announced.
Ms Jarvinen has a background as a chemical engineer, graduating in 1993 with a first class honours degree from the University of Adelaide, which was followed by a four year period working as a Petroleum Reservoir Engineer. She was subsequently elected to a director level position at the Victorian / Tasmanian chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a global-professional institution.
Ms Jarvinen then spent several years in various business, equity, and research analyst roles, and has held senior leadership positions at several large corporate bodies. She has extensive board-level and non-executive director experience in a variety of companies and charities. She currently holds the position of CEO of the UNSW Energy Institute.