The Board

Julieanne

Julieanne Alroe

Chair

Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia, the Queensland Ballet and of ERM Power Ltd. In addition, Julieanne is a member of the University of Queensland Senate. She is also a Member of the Committee for Brisbane Advisory Board, 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. 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 Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Chief Executive Women (CEW).

 

Peter Corrish

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

Andrew Ethell

Board Member

Andrew Ethell is the Executive Director of Amalgam Strategic and the CEO of TAPPI where he helps graduates and career changers into the career of their choice. 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 rebrand and One Toll integration program. Prior to that he was senior policy adviser to Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Trade.

Mr Ethell is the former Chairman of the iconic Driver Reviver road safety program. He was previously Chairman of Vividas and Deputy Chairman of the Australian Logistics Council.

 

Peter Harris

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, Mr Harris 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, Mr Harris served as: Senior Private Secretary handling microeconomic reform for then Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke; adviser to the Hilmer Inquiry on National Competition Policy; senior positions in the Commonwealth Department of Transport dedicated to rail, road and aviation reforms, including the privatisation of Australia’s largest airports; Vice President in the Ansett/Air New Zealand group; and 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. Mr Harris is an adviser to Tanarra Capital.

 

Samantha Hogg

Samantha Hogg

Board Member

Samantha Hogg brings more than 25 years' experience in executive management across the resources and infrastructure sectors, as well as broader 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.

Ms Hogg has been a Non-Executive Director of TasRail since August 2015. Her most recent executive role was as Chief Financial Officer of Transurban, during a period when the business grew to become a top 20 ASX company. Ms Hogg is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rod Hook

Rod Hook

Board Member

Rod Hook is the Principal of Rod Hook and Associates, aiding the progress of infrastructure projects for international and domestic clients. He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors, delivering outcomes across property, transport, planning, infrastructure and the environment.

Mr Hook 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. Mr Hook has also held positions as South Australia’s Commissioner of Highways, Rail Commissioner and Coordinator-General. He led the delivery of upgrades to Adelaide’s light rail, major roads, shipping channels and rail corridors, and has led the development of stadiums, parks and waste water re-use facilities. Mr Hook holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours from the University of Adelaide.

 

Dianne Leeson

Dianne Leeson

Board Member

Dianne Leeson has extensive experience in the New South Wales public sector and urban planning. Ms Leeson currently holds a board position with Health Infrastructure NSW, and is a member of the University of Sydney’s Senate Building and Estates Committee, Infrastructure NSW Audit and Risk Committee, and is a commissioner of the NSW Independent Planning Commission.

Previously, Ms Leeson was the Chair of the NSW Government's Steering Committee for the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and led the master and statutory planning processes for the Sydney Olympic Games. She has been 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, and Royal North Shore and Northern Beaches hospitals. Ms Leeson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the Australian National University and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Sydney.

 

Nicole Lockwood

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 has worked as a lawyer 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

Deena Shiff

Board Member

Deena Shiff has been a senior executive in the telecommunications industry and 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. In her legal career, Ms Shiff has acted as government adviser, in-house Counsel and as a Partner at law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques. She has also served as a non-executive director on a range of private sector and government boards.

Ms Shiff is currently Chairman of global wireless infrastructure company BAI Communications, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Marley Spoon AG and a director on the board of Appen (ASX: APX). She is also the Chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre: Alertness, Safety and Productivity.  Previous board roles include EFIC and the Citadel Group (ASX: CGL). In 2015, Ms Shiff 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 Bachelor of Science (Economics) with Honours from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Cambridge.

Gabrielle Trainor

Gabrielle Trainor AO

Board Member

Gabrielle Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor with more than 25 years’ experience on boards ranging from infrastructure, transport and urban renewal to sports, arts and culture and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Among her current appointments, Ms Trainor is a director of the Western City & Aerotropolis Authority, the ACT City Renewal Authority and the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (Vic). She is a commissioner of the Australian Football League and of the Australian Sports Commission. She chairs the Construction Industry Culture Taskforce, comprising a group of senior government representatives, industry and academics.  She is a member of the boards of Zurich Australia Ltd and WAM Global Ltd, a listed investment company. Gabrielle is the Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive. She is a trustee of the Charlie Perkins Trust.

She is a former Churchill Fellow and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2017, Ms Trainor was named an Officer of the Order of Australia.

 

Peter Wood

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. Dr Wood 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. This has included 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 for the Council of Australian Governments.

In his career, Dr Wood has served as the Chair of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland, President of Queensland Major Contractors Association, and Fellow of the 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

Reece Waldock AM

Board Member

Mr Waldock has more than 35 years’ experience in strategic management and is an expert in organisational reform. His appointment as Director General of Transport in Western Australia, which he retired from in 2016, followed a 20-year career with various State Government transport agencies and 15 years as Chief Executive Officer. 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, Mr Waldock held a number of senior management roles with BHP. He is currently Chair of the South Australian Public Transport Advisory Authority, Chair of the Planning and Research Centre (PATREC) and a Commissioner of the National Transport Commission. Mr Waldock has a Master of Business and a Bachelor of Science (Metallurgy with distinction), and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.