Julieanne Alroe reappointed as Chair of Infrastructure Australia

Publication Date
31 August 2020

The Australian Government has reappointed Julieanne Alroe as the Chair of the independent Infrastructure Australia Board.

As the incumbent chair, Ms Alroe said that she was honoured to be reappointed to the role.

“We know the important role that infrastructure will play during these challenging times for our nation and I look forward to continuing to help promote a broader conversation about the infrastructure and reforms that will best serve all Australians,” Ms Alroe said.

Ms Alroe has more than 40 years' experience in the aviation industry, with nine of those as the CEO and Managing Director of Brisbane Airport Corporation.

In addition, Ms Alroe is the Chair of the Board of Queensland Ballet and is President of the Queensland Futures Institute.

Her previous board appointments include the position of chair of Airports Coordination Australia Ltd and the Airports Council International Safety and Technical Standing Committee. She was also a Board member of The Queensland Theatre Company, Australia Trade Coast Ltd. and the International Grammar School Sydney.

Current board members Deena Shiff and Rece Waldock AM have also been reappointed to the Infrastructure Australia Board.

Infrastructure Australia CEO, Romilly Madew AO, welcomed the reappointments, noting that all three appointments were 12-month extensions.

“Julieanne is a highly qualified executive. Under Julieanne’s stewardship, Infrastructure Australia launched the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit and we look forward to delivering the next edition of the Australian Infrastructure Plan in 2021,” Ms Madew said

“It is a great pleasure to continue to have the expertise of both Deena Shiff and Reece Waldock on our Board. Deena and Reece bring invaluable experience in strategic management in infrastructure and are both passionate about advocating for nationally significant infrastructure investment and reform.”

Ms Shiff was the Group Managing Director for Telstra Business from 2006 to 2011 and Telstra Ventures from 2011 to 2013. Only weeks ago, Ms Shiff was also appointed as the chair of the newly established Australian Broadband Advisory Council.

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.


Media contact: IAMedia@infrastructure.gov.au