Marika Calfas

NSW Ports

Chief Executive Officer

Marika Calfas is the Chief Executive Officer of NSW Ports, the organization responsible for managing Port Botany, Port Kembla and the intermodal terminals at Cooks River and Enfield in NSW, Australia.

Marika has 20 years of experience in the port sector including in port planning and development.

With a strong belief that ports are crucial to our wellbeing and essential for the Nation’s economy, Marika is passionate about driving improvements and efficiencies across port supply chains, informing the wider community and decision-makers of the importance and value of ports, and identifying new opportunities.

Marika was appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure & Transport to the Expert Panel advising the Australian Government Inquiry into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy Priorities in 2017.

Marika is a board member of Infrastructure NSW and the Australian Logistics Council, Deputy Chair of Ports Australia, Member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Advisory Board and University of Wollongong SMART Advisory Board as well as Australia’s representative to PIANC's International Environmental Commission.

Prior to working in ports, Marika worked in water resources with Sinclair Knight Merz.

Marika holds an Engineering Degree (Environmental), Masters of Engineering Management, and Masters of Environmental Law.  

Sessions With Marika Calfas

Wednesday, 1 November

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm (GST) / 01/nov/2023 12:15 pm - 01/nov/2023 01:00 pm

    What Leadership for Sustainable Port Management?

    Port reinvention will only succeed if the industry is successful in attracting and retaining the right talent at all levels. What does the leadership profile of the future port CEO look like? How can the industry close the age gap and bring in new blood from other public and private organizations to drive this transformation?