Board of Management Charter
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BCom LLB (Qld) LLM (Lond) Hon LLD (Qld) FAICD
Alan was a partner of national law firm Allens for three decades until he retired on 30 June 2009, where he practised in the commercial, infrastructure and finance areas and was a member of the Allens board. He was also head of the firm’s infrastructure practice. During the past two decades, he has been a key legal advisor to the State of Queensland and has advised other Australian and Asian governments on a range of issues.
Alan has written and published extensively. He has co-authored two legal texts on foreign investment law and joint ventures law. He has been President of the Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and, while in that role, co-led various Australian trade missions to Japan with government ministers, and worked closely with the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee to promote trade and commerce between Australia and Japan.He was President of the Banking and Financial Services Association of Australia, President of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland and an executive committee member of the Australian Council of Infrastructure Development and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia.
Alan is also the Queensland Chairman and serves on the national board of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.
Alan is an Adjunct Professor in Law at the University of Queensland and a member of The University of Queensland’s Law School Advisory Board. He has also lectured at Harvard University, Queensland University of Technology, Bond University and Keio University in Tokyo.
Alan has also served as a director and Chair of various companies, including SunWater Limited and Queensland Motorways Limited and Utilities Trust of Australia. Alan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2011, Alan was awarded a Doctor of Laws honoris causa by The University of Queensland in recognition of his distinguished career, his service to Queensland and Australia and his contribution to the University.
Dr Catherin Bull
MLArch (Melbourne), DrDes (Harvard), AM FAILA MAICD
Catherin is Emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at QUT. She has led national and international consultancies in landscape architecture and urban design, been a Commissioner in the Land and Environment Court of NSW and was, for over two decades, an academic teacher, researcher and advisor to government and industry on development and design, most recently as the Elisabeth Murdoch Professor of Landscape Architecture (-2010).
She has published two books and over 50 papers internationally, including the award-winning New Conversations with an Old Landscape. Landscape Architecture in Contemporary Australia (Images Publishing 2002) and with co-editors and -authors Cross-cultural Urban Design. Local or Global Practice? (Routledge 2007). In 2011 she chaired and co-authored the OECD Global Science Forum report Effective Modelling of Urban Systems to Address the Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainability. As an advocate for better quality planning and design nationally she has chaired and served on boards, juries, and planning and design review panels across Australia. These include the National Capital Authority, the Planning and Land Authority, and Capital Metro in the ACT; in NSW, UrbanGrowthNSW and Sydney Olympic Park Authority; in Queensland, the Board for Urban Places and Brisbane City Council’s Independent Design Advisory Panel; in Victoria, Phillip Island Nature Parks; and in SA, the Capital City Commission.She was awarded membership of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to landscape architecture and urban design.
Kevin Hegarty had a twenty-two year career within Queensland Health, seventeen years of which he was a Health Service Chief Executive. This included an unparalleled period of thirteen and a half years as Chief Executive of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (and its organisational predecessors).
He established a record of successfully leading large scale organisational change and sustaining a performance focused and responsive organisational culture. His longevity as a CE was underpinned by developing and maintaining relationships with staff at all levels within the organisation. This was accompanied by effective community engagement.
As the Senior Responsible Owner of the $1.87 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) Project he had the unique experience of being Chief Executive at the time it was announced by Government in April 2005 to its successful operational commissioning and service commencement in March 2017. SCUH is the first public hospital in Queensland procured through a Public Private Partnership model.
Kevin has also been accountable for a number of other hospital redevelopments.
He currently heads his own consultancy practice and is engaged part time as an Associate Professor of Health Management at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
BA/ MAICD, MPIA
Lesley is an experienced Board Director and has 30 years professional experience in the engineering and infrastructure sectors. She has extensive national and international experience in enterprise wide strategy, business planning and executive leadership. Her technical expertise is in urban and regional planning, strategic land use and infrastructure development, legislative frameworks, and impact assessment.
Lesley is currently an independent consultant, non-executive director, business strategist and executive coach. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning), is a qualified Project Director, member of the Planning Institute of Australia and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
LLB (Hons) MBA GAICD
Fiona has over 27 years’ experience as a non-executive director and senior executive in the resources and infrastructure sectors across multi-national, listed, private and statutory authority environments.
Fiona has been involved in the business case analysis, governance and oversight of major infrastructure projects across broad asset classes, including rail, roads, ports, energy and water.
Fiona is a Partner of Neuchâtel Partners, a corporate advisory firm in the resources and utility sectors, and a member of the Joint Venture Committee for the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project which she undertakes in her role as General Manager – Commercial for AMCI Investments Pty Ltd.
She has held senior operational leadership roles with MIM Holdings, later Xstrata Queensland, as Group Business Development Manager, and with Seqwater, including Acting CEO and Executive General Manager, Corporate and Stakeholder Relations.
Her experience includes resource and infrastructure projects in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, as well as international exposure across South America, United Kingdom, Germany, Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, working with Chinese, Japanese, South Korean, German and South American investment partners.
Fiona is a Graduate of the AICD Company Director program and holds an MBA as well as an Honours degree in Law.
Dave Stewart was appointed the Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in 2015.
He has considerable experience in the public service. He was the former Secretary of Transport for New South Wales, where he led around 27,000 people in shaping the planning, policy and delivery of public transport, roads and freight across the state.
Following a distinguished career in local government, and engineering construction in Australia and the United Kingdom, Dave joined the Queensland Government as Deputy Coordinator-General within the Department of Infrastructure and Planning. In this role he was responsible for delivering major water and road projects.
Earlier, he was the Director-General of Queensland Transport and then the Department of Transport and Main Roads, overseeing the integration of organisations to a new customer focused model. His primary responsibility was transport leadership including strategic policy and planning, system stewardship, infrastructure delivery and service delivery.
Dave is an advocate for regional Queensland and one of his highlights as Director-General is participating in the community champions program for Indigenous communities, where he regularly visits the community of Pormpuraaw and assists community members with accessing much-needed government services.
He is also a member of Queensland’s Male Champions of Change group, joining 10 other prominent and influential business leaders to promote gender equality across a range of industries, including the Queensland public sector.
Dave was named as one of Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers by Engineers Australia.
He holds Masters Degrees in Business and Engineering Science and completed a Harvard executive program looking at private sector involvement in infrastructure delivery.
He is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Honorary Fellow, Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.
He is also a Council of Australian Governments Senior Official and holds multiple Board positions including the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Rachel is a highly regarded and accomplished Director-General and CEO, having worked across various portfolios.
Ms Hunter is a former Director-General of two Queensland Government departments – the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, and the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Ms Hunter also served as Queensland’s Public Service Commissioner from 2000 to 2003.
Ms Hunter has chaired the Board of Jobs Queensland providing industry and evidence-based advice on skills needs and workforce planning. Ms Hunter is currently a Deputy Chancellor with Griffith University and has served as the Chair of Children’s Health Queensland.
Much of Ms Hunter’s career in government has been spent in portfolios with a focus on employment, skills, training, and economic growth and resilience. She brings to the role an outcome-focused, and values-led leadership style.
Mary-Anne Curtis is the Acting Under Treasurer for Queensland Treasury, on secondment from her role as the Director-General of the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
She has extensive leadership experience at Queensland Treasury having worked previously as a Deputy Under Treasurer, providing advice and analysis to the Queensland Government on public policy, fiscal and economic issues.
Mary-Anne was appointed to the Board of Construction Skills Queensland in April 2018; an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.
She was also appointed to the Board of QSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds in July.
Mary-Anne is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from QUT and the University of Southern Queensland respectively.
Chief Executive Officer
Damian is Chief Executive Officer of Building Queensland. Since his appointment in February 2017, Damian has been responsible for driving the development of the state’s major infrastructure business cases and advising the Queensland Government on infrastructure priorities. Prior to this, Damian held positions as Principal in international advisory firms Evans & Peck and Advisian leading the Queensland Government and social infrastructure practices. Damian’s career has also included senior executive roles with the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General and the Department of Infrastructure and Planning, as well as senior positions with Queensland Treasury.
Damian brings to the Chief Executive role 20 years’ experience across the government and infrastructure sectors and a strong track record in the successful planning and delivery of a broad range of infrastructure projects and programs. In his previous positions with the Queensland Government, Damian played a key role in the planning and delivery of the South East Queensland Water Grid. More recently he led the Queensland Government procurement process for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project. Damian’s other achievements include lead roles in the establishment of flood recovery programs for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and Toowoomba Regional Council, and the Queensland Government Wireless Network.
Damian holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Law, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has previously been a director of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland.