AMOU Executive Council 2017


Tim Higgs

I am 36, and started my maritime career in 2002 as a TIR with Teekay Shipping. I have worked for Svitzer on tugs, and various Offshore oil & gas companies.  I obtained my Deck Watchkeeper in 2008. Currently working as a DPO in the offshore construction industry. In recent years, I have worked closely with Deck Officer Cadets during their on-board training, listening to their concerns and aspirations in order to help guide them in their maritime careers. I bring solid knowledge of industrial dispute resolution, EBA negotiations and on-board delegate responsibilities which I believe will be a great asset to the National Executive. I possess a youthful, fresh outlook, and am keen to work collaboratively on resolving issues for the betterment of our lives and the industry as a whole. With my drive, energy and commitment I want to lift the profile of the AMOU.

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Vice President:

Kerry Bullock Kerry Bullock

I have been an active member of the Merchant Services Guild/AMOU for approximately 30 years. Member No.11713. I previously served as the MSQ Cairns Pilotage Services AMOU Delegate and North Queensland Port Pilot Council Member. Qualification - Master Class 1.  My professional career progressed over a number of years through the ranks from a QLD Master Grade 4 until achieving a Master Class 1.  I am currently employed by Maritime Safety Queensland as a Marine Pilot in Cairns (for the last 4.5 years). Previously employment has included Small Coastal Cargo Vessels, Barrier Reef Tourist Vessels, High Speed Craft (Catamarans and Hovercraft), Tugs (Port), Offshore Oil and Gas (including DP operations), Cable Laying, Cargo ships, Offshore Safety Consultant and Shipping Consultant. I have worked as a Master in Australia, Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam) PNG and South America.

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National Councillors:

Aaron Wild Aaron Wild

Dear Members, I am a young, enthusiastic, and committed individual with 12 years experience around the waterfront and currently working as a Deck Officer in the offshore division. My commitment is to undertake every facet of the National delegate role with a vibrant and energetic approach, always acting in members' interest. If elected I promise to earn respect through hard work and diligence. I also promise to pursue increased communication to members on all matters concerning Union activities and professional issues. If you want a fresh and passionate colleague in the Guild taking us into the future, vote for me.

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Brent Middleton

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Offshore Oil & Gas Delegate:

Glenn AndersenGlenn Andersen

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Seagoing Delegate:

Matthew Jepson

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Port Services Delegate:

Darryl Dorron Darryl Dorron

Employed by Maritime Safety Queensland as a Marine Officer in North Queensland. I am an active member working closely with the AMOU when negotiating certified agreements. I was one of the AMOU representatives that successfully negotiated significant change in the Queensland ports. Started my seagoing career in 1973 and have been involved in hydrographic surveying inshore and offshore, pilot vessel transfers, diving operations, piling operations, tourist vessels, navaid maintenance and vessel inspections. I believe the AMOU Executive Council requires members from a broad background of locations and experience. Port and Marine Authorities are an important and growing membership group. I have represented Port Control and VTS operators in enterprise bargaining. I have the experience to represent members from Port Corporations and Marine Authorities on the Executive Council.

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Pilot Delegate:

Andrew Hawkins

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Towage Delegate:

Ken Blackband

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Eastern Area Secretary:

Richard Barnes

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Southern Area Secretary:

Luke Hosking

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Western Area Secretary:

Dan Pearson

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