Captain Gray joined Halifax Port Authority as President and CEO in November of 2019. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and is an ex-officio member of the Port Community Liaison Committee in Halifax, a working group which he established to foster meaningful communication and information sharing between the Port and members of the public.
Before his role with the Halifax Port Authority, Captain Gray was previously the General Manager of Fremantle Ports in Australia. He joined Fremantle Ports in July 2006 as Deputy Harbour Master/Manager Marine and Port Operations, was appointed Harbour Master in September 2008, and was appointed General Manager Port Operations in July 2009 including commercial operations and management of the Port’s bulk business. Captain Gray was the Federal Master (Board Chairman) for the Company of Master Mariners Australia from 2009 to 2013 and was awarded life membership for his contribution to raising the profile of the Company. Captain Gray was President of the International Harbour Masters Association from 2018 to 2020.
Prior to coming ashore, Captain Gray’s career at sea spanned over 20 years. During this period, he traded on various vessels from RO-RO, container, and bulk through to the last 10 years which were spent on LPG Tankers with Bergesens of Norway. Trading patterns included Japan/Far East, Europe, Africa, South America, and the United States.