Pacific National has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle as Chief Executive Officer.
Dean joins Pacific National with a wealth of experience gained during a forty year career with BHP Billiton; earning him a reputation as one of their longest serving and most respected leaders. Most recently Dean was Chief Commercial Officer of BHP Billiton with responsibility for marketing and distribution of commodities, the global Health Safety and Environment program, technology and the highly complex Samarco recovery project in Brazil. Prior to this, Dean was President of BHP Billiton’s international coal business.
“With his depth of background in the successful management of large, capital intensive businesses, his knowledge of supply chain dynamics and his extensive hands-on operational knowledge and experience, Dean is an excellent fit for Pacific National.” said Executive Chairman Russell Smith.
“As CEO, Dean will be extremely well placed to lead Pacific National as we continue to deliver on the company’s plans to strengthen and grow the business, leveraging the expected expansion in the national freight task over coming years.”
Dean will commence at Pacific National on 17 July 2017. To ensure a smooth transition current Pacific National CEO David Irwin will step into an advisory role with the company, supporting the Board and Dean.
“I would like to express my gratitude to David Irwin for his many years of service with Pacific National. The company is stronger for his leadership and I know we will continue to benefit from his deep knowledge of the freight and logistics sector in future.”