Key Management Change at GAC Australia
Scott Henderson takes over from Phil Coolican as Managing Director
Scott Henderson has been appointed Managing Director of GAC Australia following the retirement of Phil Coolican after seven years with the company and more than four decades in the shipping industry.
Previously the company’s National Operations Manager, in his new role Scott Henderson is responsible for overseeing the continued growth of GAC Australia’s shipping and logistics services business across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and, the Pacific Islands. Prior to joining GAC Australia when the company was established in 2007, Henderson worked for leading Australian shipping companies.
Captain Dan Hjalmarsson, GAC’s Group Vice President - Asia Pacific, said, “After many years in the shipping business and seven years of outstanding commitment and hard work in building the GAC business across Australia and the wider region, we all wish Phil Coolican a very happy retirement. We know that in Scott we have the right man to fill his very capable shoes. Scott has been with us since the establishment of GAC Australia and brings to his new role as Managing Director 26 years of shipping management experience and a keen understanding of the needs of our customers.”
GAC Australia is part of the global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group. It provides a complete range of shipping services at all ports across Australia with 14 strategically located branch offices and in the wider region through partnerships with carefully selected and closely monitored local partners. GAC Australia works with clients across the tanker, liner, wet and dry bulk sectors, including for such major exports as coal, iron ore and wheat, providing them with a full range of ship agency, spares logistics and, husbandry services.