Infrastructure Australia Board

Julieanne Alroe

Chair

Julieanne Alroe was appointed to the position of CEO and Managing Director at Brisbane Airport Corporation Limited in July 2009. In addition to this role, Julieanne currently holds board positions with Tourism and Events Queensland and Infrastructure Australia. She is also President of the Queensland Futures Institute.

Prior to this appointment, Julieanne developed extensive experience within the aviation industry after holding a number of roles at Sydney Airport Corporation. These roles included executive management positions in the commercial, operations, corporate affairs, and planning and infrastructure departments. Previous board appointments include the position of chairman of Airports Coordination Australia Ltd and 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.

Ms Alroe has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of
Company Directors.

Michael Carapiet

Board Member

Michael Carapiet is the Chairman of Link Group Limited, the largest administrative services provider to Australian superannuation funds and a leading provider of international share registry and corporate services.
Mr Carapiet is also Chair of Smartgroup Corporation Limited, a leading provider of salary packaging and novated leasing services.

He is Chair of the NSW Government’s Insurance and Care Board, which includes NSW Workers Compensation, Lifetime Care and Support, Self Insurance Corporation and NSW Dust Diseases. Mr Carapiet is Chair of Adexum Capital Limited, a boutique private equity fund.

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.

Colin Duffield

Board Member

Colin Duffield is a Professor in engineering project management and civil engineering discipline leader at the University of Melbourne’s department of infrastructure engineering. He has been involved as both a researcher and practitioner in infrastructure delivery for public and private clients and his research into projects has been widely cited in Australia and globally.

Dr Duffield has also served as an adviser to projects on risk and project restructuring and has been an independent reviewer and researcher of major engineering contracts.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Engineering Science from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Engineering from Deakin University.

John Ellice-Flint

Board Member

John Ellice-Flint is a businessman and petroleum geologist.

Mr Ellice-Flint has over 40 years of international exploration, production, operations and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry.
He worked for Unocal Corporation for 28 years, where he served in a variety of senior executive roles leading global exploration, strategic planning and technology functions. He was also technical advisor to the governments and national oil companies of a number of different countries.

Mr Ellice-Flint was then Managing Director and CEO of Santos Limited from 2000 to 2008. He has been the Executive Chairman of Blue Energy Limited since June 2013 and has been a Director of the Australian Ballet since 2010. He served as the Chairman of the South Australian Museum Board from 2003 to 2011 and was Chairman of the Board of Clean Seas Limited from 2009 to 2012.

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.

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

Daniel Norton AO

Board Member

Daniel Norton has extensive industry experience at both the corporate and government levels in a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, agriculture, transport and health.

He is currently the Chairman of TasNetworks, WINconnect and the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Executive Steering Committee. Dr Norton has been the Chairman of Tasports, the National Electricity Market Management Company and Menzies Medical Research Institute, and Deputy Chairman of the Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation.

He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne, Master of Economics from the University of New England, a PhD from North Carolina State University’s School of Economics and Business and a Hon. LLD from the University of Tasmania.

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.