تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد آل نهيان، رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Under The Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan President Of The United Arab Emirates

4-7 November 2024

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Captain Walter Purio

Walter
Captain Walter Purio

Managing Director

P and H Marine Australasia Pty Ltd

Captain Walter P. Purio is a Director of the Pilbara Port Authority in Australia and is the Managing Director of P and H Marine Australasia Pty Ltd. and currently assists resource companies, financial institutions, shipping companies and their boards and executive teams to develop maritime strategies to provide LNG and sustainable marine fuel to their regions. He serves as the Non Executive Chairman of Rise-x Pty Ltd. and is an advisor to ADP clear PTE LTD in Singapore. Captain Purio was the inaugural CEO and is a Founder, and Founding Director of the non profit LNG Marine Fuel Institute. In 2021 Captain Purio was elected Chair of the Asia Pacific committee for the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel, a non governmental organisation with consultative status to the UN’s International Maritime Organisation. He serves as the Chair of Governors for the non profit Leeuwin Ocean Adventures Foundation, which provides at sea team building, collaborative learning and personal development onboard the sail training vessel Leeuwin for the youth of Western Australia. Captain Purio speaks globally and advocates for LNG, renewable and sustainable marine fuels by engaging stakeholders and the broader global community in support of maritime energy awareness and sustainability delivered though the aspirational framework of purpose, a noble cause, to work for something greater than self to increase the carrying capacity of the planet. Captain Purio is a Co-Founder and was Chairman of QuayChain PTE LTD, a Singapore registered company wholly owned by RISE-x.io, an Australian digital technology innovator. Captain Purio is currently a non executive director of CleanSubSea Ltd, the owner of ENVIROCART, a Western Australia designed, patented and manufactured in-water invasive marine species full clean, filter, capture and containment hull cleaning solution that supports the United Nation’s International Maritime Organisation alongside several UN Sustainable Development Goals. Captain Purio served on the Board of Directors of OSI Geospatial Pty. Ltd., a publicly listed Canadian company from 1999 until 2011, at which time he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Traded on the TSX, OSI specialised in the development and implementation of ECDIS (Electronic Chart and Data Information Systems) and Warfare ECDIS on both commercial and military units, including ships and small boats of the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, the US Navy, USCG, Chilean and Brazilian Navies, Canadian Navy, Canadian Coast Guard, Danish Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and several other NATO fleet naval assets. Captain Purio is a seasoned marine and maritime industry executive who has worked across several affiliated disciplines including commercial shipping, marine finance, marine compliance, naval operations, offshoring, bunkering, oil and gas and mineral resources industry. He is a Master Mariner Class 1, holds a BSc degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and MBA’s from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Captain Purio is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a long-standing member of the New York Yacht Club and the Army and Navy Club of Washington D.C. He enjoys writing, historical non fiction, walking and sailing. Captain Purio is married to Fern Elisabeth Purio (née Bailey), and is blessed with six children and eight grandchildren in Australia and the United States.