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Anthony Jones, Group CEO

Anthony’s career of more than 20 years in the transport and logistics industry extends across road, rail and sea. In his early career, Anthony joined Patrick in 1999 and quickly progressed through the operational ranks to management and senior executive positions at Patrick, Pacific National and Asciano.

In 2016, Anthony was appointed as Group CEO of LINX Cargo Care Group, following the separation from Patrick and Asciano. In addition to his role as Group CEO, Anthony is Chairman of C3 Limited, Chairman of Albany Bulk Handling, and Board Member of Autocare Services, GeelongPort and LDCMI Pty Ltd.

Andrew Batch, Group CFO

Andrew has more than 15 years’ experience working in the services, construction and engineering sectors. He has worked in a variety of senior finance roles with businesses such as Chubb Security Holdings and RCR Tomlinson Group, and managed finance teams across Australia, New Zealand and India.

Andrew has a strong financial and operational background and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. As LINX Cargo Care Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Andrew is responsible for the Group’s accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, finance shared services and internal controls.

Chris Simpson, Group CCO

Chris has held various leadership roles within LINX, Pacific National and Asciano working across the strategy, business development and commercial functions. Chris began his career in investment banking where he worked for over ten years for organisations such as Goldman Sachs and Dresdner Kleinwort providing advice to corporates predominantly in Australian and European markets.

As Chief Commercial Officer, Chris is responsible for the Group’s strategic planning, commercial leadership, and delivering on growth opportunities.

Andrew Simpson, Group COO

Andrew’s background includes extensive senior leadership and operational management in the logistics and supply chain industry over 20 years at Toll Holdings Limited, McAleese Group and Asciano, where he held general management roles in both the Patrick and Pacific National Divisions.

As Group Chief Operating Officer, Andrew is responsible for centralising our operational leadership to enable us to share best practice and capability across the organisation, while leading safety across the supply chain.

Peter Seaman, Executive GM Health, Safety & Environment

Peter commenced in the Bulk & Automotive Port Services business when it was part of Patrick in 2015, following 10 years of senior HSE roles in Boral. Peter also has a diversified background in operations and finance across heavy industry, particularly in Mining and Construction.

As Executive GM Health, Safety & Environment, Peter’s portfolio includes Health, Safety, Environment and Workers’ Compensation.

Eliza Anning, Director Corporate Services

Eliza is the Director of Corporate Services for the LINX Cargo Care Group, leading a team of specialist senior leaders in the fields of Human Resources, Legal and Company Secretarial, Industrial Relations, Risk and Insurance, Property and Corporate Affairs. Eliza leverages the knowledge and skills within the team to ensure that a cohesive people and risk management strategy is delivered in line with the Group’s strategy as well as shareholder, management and employee expectations.

Eliza began her career working in private legal practice, providing legal advice in the areas of corporate advisory, general commercial and mergers and acquisitions. In 2012 she joined the Asciano legal team, and ultimately led the Patrick Legal team as Deputy General Counsel, prior to the sale of Asciano in 2016.  In 2014, whilst working closely with the Patrick business, Eliza won the International Law Offices Award for in-house counsel working in Mergers & Acquisitions in the Asia Pacific. 

Thomas Gianniodis, GM IT

Tom is an experienced senior IT leader with over 15 years' industry experience providing strategic, operational and transformational leadership within IT Operations.

As LINX Cargo Care Group General Manager IT, Tom's focus is on delivering and managing sustainable and cost-effective IT operations enterprise wide.

Brett Winter, CEO GeelongPort

Brett commenced his maritime logistics career working for Toyota Australia in their export program, before moving into a number of supply chain management roles. Joining Patrick in 2007, Brett has held leadership roles in Business Development, Transport, Stevedoring and Port Facilities Management.

As GeelongPort CEO, Brett is responsible for the management of key port assets, operational service delivery and driving the Port’s growth strategy.

Gavin Hudson, COO, C3 NZ and Pedersen Group

Gavin has more than 14 years with Pedersen Group and more than 23 years in New Zealand’s forestry industry. Gavin’s deep experience in business growth, development, sales and acquisition, delivers an executive level of business acumen, strategic planning and leadership, that are great assets to the Pedersen Group and the wider LINX Cargo Care Group.

Gavin has previously worked as an independent consultant to Fletcher Challenge and Norske Skog, and worked for Winstone Pulp and Red Stag.

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LINX Cargo Care Group’s new partnership with AFLW

Today, the Australian Football League (AFL) has announced LINX Cargo Care Group as one of AFL Women’s (AFLW) official new partners. We’re proud to join other partners, such as Coles, BHP and AAMI, in investing in women’s football. Together, we aspire to enhance opportunities for women to valuably contribute at work and on the field. … Continued

Supporting Victorian bushfire and drought relief

The drought and fire relief efforts continue in Gippsland, Victoria, with hay bale donations delivered via truck convoy to help farmers affected by the state’s recent bushfires. C3 Australia drivers, Stuart Clark and Peter Keem, volunteered to drive 1,500 bales of hay from Portland to Bairnsdale along with 29 other local truck drivers. The convoy … Continued