MIAL recognises Teresa Lloyd and Mick Kinley

At the Blueprint for a Maritime Nation Gala Dinner – sponsored by ASP Ships Group – MIAL bestowed Honorary Membership Awards on two of the industry’s most enigmatic industry stalwarts.

A balmy night beside the Brisbane River was the perfect opportunity for MIAL, on behalf of its members, to recognise Mick Kinley, retiring CEO of AMSA, and Teresa Lloyd, long-time CEO and member of the MIAL Secretariat, now with Carnival Australia.

The pair were the recipients of MIAL Honorary Membership Awards, which were presented on stage in front of a packed and appreciative industry crowd.

MIAL Chairman, Allen Dobie, introduced the awards.

“While this evening is a celebration of our industry as a collective, an association like MIAL is only as strong as the collective it represents and the relationships it is able to forge through the expertise and dedication of its team; there is always a need for individual leadership and excellence to drive positive outcomes and clear the path for a better way forward,” he said.

Mr Dobie introduced Maritime Hall of Famer, Teresa Lloyd, as a Naval Architect for whom the industry, protection of the marine environment, and a driven dedication to seafarer welfare – demonstrated ferociously throughout the pandemic – are at the forefront of her thinking and actions.”

“Ms Lloyd led ASA and then MIAL as its CEO through industry change and evolution, with 19 years of dedicated service including representing MIAL with the same passion, eloquence and intellect for which she is widely recognised whether it be at a stakeholder round table or in the plenary of an ILO/IMO conference,” he added.

Upon receiving her award, Ms Lloyd, who is now Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer at Carnival Australia, reflected fondly on her years with MIAL.

“It broke my heart to leave MIAL but I knew I was leaving it in capable hands. Angela and the team are doing precisely what needs to be done for our industry,” she said.

Introducing the evening’s second Honorary Award recipient, Mr Dobie referenced the vital role played by AMSA:.

“As an industry we recognise our social licence to operate is a critical part of the communities and stakeholders who utilise and rely on maritime operations. We have a very large coastline with a huge shipping task, and sadly for most of us here, a small industry compared to thriving maritime nations in Europe and Asia. None the less the Australian community relies on our industry operating safely and being regulated by an experienced, professional, and pragmatic leader with whom industry can work to achieve outcomes,” he said.

Mr Dobie said that from his early career as an engineer cadet and seafarer with BHP, Mick Kinley joined AMSA as a marine surveyor – occupying various operationally critical roles prior to being appointed as Deputy CEO in 2008 and CEO in 2014.

“Mick and his team have always had an open door to MIAL and its members,” said Mr Dobie, “and while we may not have always been happy with the outcome of those discussions we could always be assured of a reasonable hearing.”

“As an industry, your stewardship through a time of great change, including the single national jurisdiction, is demonstrative of your passion for the maritime sector. You have as CEO of AMSA supported efforts to improve the lot of the Australian maritime industry, and for that we would be delighted if you would accept this award,” said Mr Dobie.

Upon receiving his award, Mr Kinley said that he never once regretted coming ashore to join AMSA. 

Like Ms Lloyd, Mr Kinley also expressed great passion for the industry and issued something of a rallying cry as he reflected upon his time with the regulator. 

“What is it we love about AMSA?” he asked the audience. “They get stuff done!” 

Mr Kinley’s enthusiasm revved up the crowd and ‘they get stuff done*’ became the buzzword for Day 2 of MIAL’s Blueprint for a Maritime Nation conference.

*Note that some may recall a different choice of noun, but everyone agreed it started with an ‘s’.

About the Awards

MIAL Honorary Membership Awards are intended to recognise individuals who have made great contributions to the Australian maritime industry as well as supported the objectives of MIAL and its members.

Honorary memberships have been previously bestowed on long serving MIAL CEO, Lachlan Payne, and past Board Members and Chairpersons, Noel Hart and David Sterrett, as part of MIAL’s 120-year celebrations.

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