Townsville Enterprise has appointed Claudia Brumme-Smith as its CEO, effective 10 May 2021. Ms Brumme-Smith was chosen after an extensive national search for the position previously held by Ms Patricia O’Callaghan.
Currently the Port of Townsville’s General Manager Business Strategy and Sustainability, Ms Brumme-Smith brings a wealth of experience across private industry and government, as well as well-established local and state-wide business networks.
She has worked internationally for large global companies such as Proctor and Gamble, L’Oreal, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson in marketing, business development and management before taking the local natural cosmetic company Larissa Bright Australia into Asia, ensuring major business and export growth for this homegrown small business.
Ms Brumme-Smith has an exceptional knowledge of North Queensland’s industry base and strong insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the region. She is an experienced manager who has led her team at the Port of Townsville to deliver projects of national and state significance.
The Port's growth strategies have driven major infrastructure projects such as the port channel widening for container growth, minerals exports, agricultural exports, fuel and hydrogen, as well as cruise attraction.
Claudia's deep knowledge of our region's diverse industries, supply chain management, critical infrastructure investment and economic development in general will be invaluable to move our region forward.