Charles Griplas joined ConnectEast, the owner and operator of Melbourne’s EastLink tollway, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2014. Before his role at ConnectEast, Charles was Chief Executive Officer of TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, which operates the Spirit of Tasmania ferries between mainland Australia and Tasmania. He was appointed as CEO of TT-Line in 2008, joining the company from Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Oceania, a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics.
Prior to this role he was a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young. His established interest in industry transformation across different transport modes brings an added dimension to CCAT. Charles has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of NSW, and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.