Manager Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, Port Waratah Coal Services

Trudie Larnach is the Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Manager and part of the Senior Leadership team at Port Waratah Coal Services. Port Waratah plays a vital role in the Hunter Valley Coal Chain, with an export capacity of 145 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) making Port Waratah the world’s largest coal export terminal. Trudie leads Port Waratah’s Sustainability Strategy, including community, government and stakeholder communication and engagement, the Community Investment and Partnership Programme, and all aspects of environmental management. Trudie is also accountable for the long-term strategy development for Port Waratah. Trudie is a volunteer Board Member of the local not-for-profit domestic violence service, Jenny’s Place. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a proven leader with a unique blend of legal, scientific, communication and engagement skills honed through a variety of experiences in the resources and ports sector, including working with Rio Tinto as an environmental and planning approvals specialist in the Hunter Valley. Trudie is passionate about sustainability and building authentic, constructive relationships. This passion and experience shapes her holistic approach to social licence to operate.