Robert Bird

Group Chief Operating - Melbourne

A Master Mariner, Bob has been with the company since its inception and has held a variety of shore management roles commencing in 1987 as Marine Superintendent for the ANL Fleet. Following various promotions he was then appointed as CEO of ASP’s Australian operations in 2002. A reorganization of ASP’s global business resulted in Bob taking on the role of Group COO which is his current position. Bob is an executive director on the board of all ASP’s operating companies and has all General Managers as his direct reports. Bob is also a long standing Director of the Australian Shipowners’ Association.

Bob’s focus is firmly on the delivery world wide of a safe and efficient service across ASP’s client base as well as the ongoing development of new high quality business relationships.