Mr Gary Prosser has over 35 years’ experience in the maritime industry, coming from a seagoing career serving on Australian ships in both the International and domestic trades. He was part of the inaugural intake to the Australian Maritime College in 1980. His last seagoing position was as Chief Officer of a high speed catamaran and additionally spent a number of years lecturing at the Australian Maritime College.

For a number of years Mr Prosser managed offshore supply vessel operations in Australia with Tidewater Port Jackson Marine, prior to taking up the position of General Manager P&O Polar, Australia, managing both Antarctic and Research vessels.

Mr Gary Prosser joined the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in 1997 as Manager Ship Operations and occupied a number of senior management positions within the organisation, culminating in his appointment as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Whilst employed at AMSA he represented Australia in many International fora and regularly led the Australian delegation to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

In 2009, Mr Gary Prosser was appointed to the role of IALA Secretary-General headquartered in Paris, France and occupied the position for five years, departing in 2014.

In 2015, Mr Prosser returned to the role of AMSA Deputy Chief Executive Officer.