Kevin Kane

Board Member

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Kevin is the Senior Manager Environment Planning for North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) and is responsible for environmental management and planning of four of Queensland’s largest bulk commodity ports. As a marine science graduate and postgraduate in the 90’s, Kevin studied and worked at James Cook University in the areas of reef research, aquaculture and fisheries science.

Since then Kevin has been a Hatchery Manager, Construction Manager, Fisheries Inspector, Maritime Safety Officer, a Principal with the Department of Environment and Heritage, and since 2010 in his present role with North Queensland Bulk Ports.

He previously chaired the Queensland Ports Association Environment and Planning Committee and is active on a range of Great Barrier Reef advisory panels and regional committees. Currently, he co-chairs an international working group authoring a ‘practical guideline on environmental risk management of navigational infrastructure projects’.

In his role at North Queensland Bulk Ports, Kevin has established one of Queensland’s most extensive coastal marine monitoring programs and is a strong supporter of the Mackay Whitsunday Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership.