Infrastructure Australia Board

Julieanne Alroe


Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia. In addition to this role, Julieanne is a member of the University of Queensland Senate and was appointed to the Board of ERM Power on 24 August 2018.

She is also a Member of the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce QLD (AMCHAM) and is the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI).

Julieanne Alroe retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009.  With more than 40 years’ in the aviation industry, she was one of only a handful of women in the world to run a privatised airport.

Julieanne has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and was granted the Doctor of the Griffith University (honoris causa) in December 2016. She also is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Chief Executive Woman (CEW).

Peter Corish AM

Board Member

Peter Corish was the President of the National Farmers Federation from 2002 to 2006. He was Managing Director and CEO of PrimeAG Australia from 2008 to 2013. From 2007 to 2011, he served as a member of the Council of Australian Governments Reform Council and held the post of Commissioner of the National Water Commission from 2005 to 2008.

Between 2003 and 2006, Mr Corish was a member of the Commonwealth Government Business Roundtable for Sustainable Development. He was founder and now chairs the Corish group of agricultural businesses.

Andrew Ethell

Board Member

Andrew Ethell is the Executive Director of Amalgam Strategic. He was previously a member of the global leadership team and Group Director Corporate Affairs at Toll Group where he was a leader of the global re-brand and One Toll integration program. Prior to that he was senior policy advisor to Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Trade.

Andrew is the former Chairman of the iconic Driver Reviver road safety program and is currently Chairman of the Australia-Asia Young Leaders Program. He was previously Chairman of Vividas, Deputy Chairman of the Australian Logistics Council and Founder and Director of Kan Ying, an Asia Pacific focused management consulting business.

Peter Harris AO

Board Member

Peter Harris is a public policy adviser with extensive experience in Australian economic policy, public service and transport-related business.  Most recently, Peter was Chairman of the Productivity Commission and instrumental in the research and recommendations in reports such as “Public Infrastructure” (2014), “Data Availability and Use” (2017) and ”Competition in the Australian Financial System” (2018).

In his earlier career, Peter served as Senior Private Secretary handling micro economic reform for then Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke; adviser to the Hilmer Inquiry on National Competition Policy; in senior positions in the Commonwealth Department of Transport dedicated to rail, road and aviation reforms, including the privatisation of Australia’s largest airports; as Vice President in the Ansett/Air NZ group; and as Director General of Public Transport in Victoria. On behalf of the Commonwealth Government, he also led the public policy aspects of negotiations with Telstra over the establishment of the National Broadband Network (NBN) as Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

Samantha Hogg

Board Member

Samantha brings more than 25 years' experience in executive management across the resources and infrastructure sectors and broad Australian and International experience in finance, marketing and strategic projects. She resides on a farm in northern Tasmania and holds positions on a number of Tasmanian and other Boards, including Chair of Tasmanian Irrigation, Non-Executive Director of Hydro Tasmania, Non-Executive Director of MaxiTRANS Industries Limited and Member of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Board. Samantha has been a Non-Executive Director of TasRail since August 2015. Her most recent executive role was as Chief Financial Officer of Transurban, through a period when the business grew to become a top 20 ASX company. Samantha is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rod Hook

Board Member

Rod Hook is the Principal of Rod Hook and Associates working in infrastructure for international and domestic clients. Rod has extensive experience in the public and private sectors, delivering outcomes across property, transport, planning, infrastructure and the environment. Rod was the Chief Executive of South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure from 2011 to 2014, and prior to that Deputy Chief Executive from 2007 to 2011.

Rod has also held positions as South Australia’s Commissioner of Highways, Rail Commissioner and Coordinator-General. He lead the delivery of upgrades to Adelaide’s light rail, major roads, shipping channels and rail corridors, and has lead the development of stadiums, parks, and waste water re-use facilities.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours from the University of Adelaide.

Dianne Leeson

Board Member

Dianne Leeson has extensive experience in the NSW Public Sector and urban planning. Ms Leeson currently holds board positions with Health Infrastructure NSW and Communities Plus. She is also a member of the Sydney University Senate Building and Estates Committee, Infrastructure NSW Audit & Risk Committee, and Fire & Rescue Audit & Risk Committee.

Previously, Ms Leeson was the chair of the NSW Government's Steering Committee for the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and lead the master and statutory planning processes for the Sydney Olympic Games. She has been largely involved in NSW Government urban renewal sites such as Green Square, the Bays Precinct and Barangaroo. Ms Leeson has also worked on major project procurements and transactions such as the Port Botany Expansion, the Newcastle Port lease, Royal North Shore and Northern Beaches hospitals.

Ms Leeson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the Australian National University and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Sydney.

Nicole Lockwood

Board Member

Nicole Lockwood is the Principal of Lockwood Advisory providing strategic advice to government and the private sector in the areas of regional development, infrastructure and stakeholder engagement. Ms Lockwood is a member of the Board of the Water Corporation, the Board of Tourism WA, Chair of the Freight and Logistics Council and the Deputy Chair of the Leadership WA Board.

Previously she was a Director at KPMG leading the government team in Management Consulting. She resided in the Pilbara for seven years until 2012 as Chairman of the Pilbara Development Commission, a member of the WA Planning Commission, a Director on the Horizon Power board and a Councillor at the Shire of Roebourne. She was the Shire President from 2009 to 2011.

Ms Lockwood is a lawyer having worked in private practice, at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as the Principal Solicitor of the Pilbara Community Legal Service. She is passionate about government reform, regional and economic development and the creation of thriving communities.

She has a Bachelor of Laws as well as Bachelor of Business (Environment) from Notre Dame

Deena Shiff

Board Member

Deena Shiff has been a senior executive in the telecommunications industry: as Group Managing Director at Telstra she ran Telstra Wholesale, set up and managed Telstra Business and established Telstra’s corporate venture capital arm, Telstra Ventures. Deena has also had a legal career, as government adviser, in-house Counsel and as a Partner at law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques. She has also served as a non executive director on a range of private sector and government boards.

She is currently Chairman of global wireless infrastructure company, BAI Communications and a director on the boards of listed technology companies Appen (ASX:APX) and the Citadel Group (ASX: CGL). She is also the Chairman of the Co-operative Research Centre, Alertness Safety and Productivity, the Chairman of the Sydney Writers’ Festival and on the board of Opera Australia. In 2015, Deena chaired the Australian Government’s Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee. She has also served on the NSW Government Digital Economy Task Force.

Ms Shiff has a B.Sc (Econ)Hons from the London School of Economics and a B.A.(Law)Hons from the University of Cambridge.

Gabrielle Trainor AO

Board Member

Gabrielle Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor whose experience covers more than twenty years involved in the governance of organisations in the public and private sectors. Her background is as a lawyer, newspaper journalist, public sector executive and consultant in issues management, public policy and corporate affairs.

Ms Trainor is a director of organisations including two ANZ Banking Group subsidiary boards, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Clarius Limited, Cape York Partnership, and Business Events Sydney. She is a Commissioner of the AFL, a member of the board of trustees of Western Sydney University and of the Charlie Perkins Education Trust. She chairs the National Film and Sound Archive and Barnardo’s Australia. She has been a director of entities including the NSW State Rail Authority, Rail Access Corporation, State Transit Authority, Power Facilities, VicUrban and Infrastructure Partners Investment Trust and was a member of the advisory board of Leighton Contractors.

Ms Trainor holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne and is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She holds a Master of Arts from Western Sydney University and is a Fellow of the AICD and an Honorary Associate in the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney.

Peter Wood

Board Member

Peter Wood has over 35 years’ leadership experience in the Australian and international infrastructure industry including roles as Principal and Co-Chairman of E3 Advisory, senior executive positions for major international contractors (Leighton and Walter Bau AG) and Global Managing Director for specialist infrastructure advisory firm Evans & Peck.

Peter has provided strategic advisory services to Australian C-suite executives and boards, from both the public and private sector, on how to improve outcomes from their infrastructure investments including prioritisation frameworks, portfolio analysis, strategic asset management, instilling an investor perspective, business case assurance, independent reviews of project and organisational effectiveness and developing national infrastructure guidelines.

He is past Chairman, Infrastructure Association of Queensland; past President, Queensland Major Contractors Association and Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia

Dr Wood is an alumnus of Monash University, Harvard Business School, and Queensland University of Technology with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Governance.

Reece Waldock AM

Board Member

Mr. Waldock has more than 35 years’ experience in strategic management with expertise in organisational reform. His appointment as Director General of Transport followed a 20 year career with various State Government transport agencies with 15 years as CEO. He was appointed the inaugural head of three Transport agencies in May 2010, Director General Transport, Commissioner Main Roads WA and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Authority. Prior to his public sector career Reece held a number senior management roles with BHP.

Reece is currently Chair of Lifeline WA, Chair of the Planning and Research Centre (PATREC) and a Commissioner of NTC.

He has a Master of Business and a Bachelor of Science (Metallurgy with distinction) is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Mr. Waldock was appointed as a Board member in January 2018.