The Board of Directors of Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is responsible for Corporate Governance across the business.
QAL has achieved continued convergence and integration of its governance, risk and compliance functions. Consultation between the Board and Executive in relation to these areas has resulted in an increased focus and level of responsibility within each business unit. We are committed to the continuous improvement and development of governance processes to ensure they are embedded throughout the QAL group.
QAL believes the implementation of appropriate and relevant corporate governance practices will enhance the performance of the company and allow for stronger relationships with our shareholders, customers, the local community and other relevant stakeholders.
QAL recognises the benefits of best practice corporate governance principles as a benchmark guide for its corporate governance framework.
Independent Chairman. Non-Executive Director appointed 1 July 2019.
John has created success running three major organisations in banking and in international sports. Previous senior management roles include State Bank of New South Wales, Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and Football Federation Australia (FFA). John was appointed to the position of inaugural Chairman of Events New South Wales in 2007, serving in that role until 2010. More recently, John was appointed as Chairman of Star Entertainment Group in 2012 and Bates Smart Advisory Board in 2018. John is also an Advisory Council Member of China Matters. John was a recipient of the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for this ongoing contribution to the nation’s sporting success and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2004.
FAICD, Non-Executive Director appointed 26 October 2012.
Ashley is a former airline executive with more than 40 years’ aviation management experience with TAA/Australian Airlines and Qantas. Ashley’s experience includes senior executive roles in commercial, airport management and regional airlines. Ashley is chairman of Aviation Australia Pty Limited and a non-executive director of Mildura Airport Pty Limited.
BA (Mgnt), Dip Corp Fin, GRAICD, JP, Non-Executive Director appointed 25 March 2013.
Chairman of the Aeronautical and Related Infrastructure Committee.
Alan has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive heading up large capital intensive organisations, both in Australia and overseas – including Perth and Sydney airports. He is a non-executive director of Adelaide Airport Ltd, Tesla Corporation and CBH Group. He is chairman of Western Power, Western Carbon, Australian Renewable Fuels Pty Ltd and Tourism Western Australia.
BEcon, Non-Executive Director appointed 23 March 2018.
Steven is Head of Asset Management at Morrison & Co. He is chair of Perth Energy, and a director of Transgrid and Perth Airport. Previously he was CEO of Wellington International Airport and ran Infratil’s European Airports. Steven also worked for Sydney Airport, where he held a number of senior roles which included General Manager Airport Operations, Head of Commercial Trading and Manager Economics.
BAcc, CA, Non-Executive Director appointed 24 August 2018.
Amanda is an experienced airport executive and chartered accountant, and has been Chair of Hobart International Airport since April 2018. Amanda is the former Chief Executive Officer of AGS Airports Limited, one of the United Kingdom’s leading airport groups and operator of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports. She was awarded an OBE by her Majesty the Queen for her services to business and tourism in 2013 and holds honorary doctorates from both the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University.
B.Ec, LL.B (Hons) appointed 1 February 2019.
Hugh joined MIRA in February 2004 and primarily focuses on asset management. From 2009 to 2012, Hugh worked in MIRA’s New York office and was engaged in operational performance improvement, capital planning and strategy for three MIRA managed assets. Since returning to Sydney in 2012, Hugh has been responsible for the asset management of Oceania Healthcare, and is involved in the asset management of DCT Gdansk. Hugh was previously a director of Icon Parking, Smarte Carte, AIR-serv. Prior to joining Macquarie, Hugh was a lawyer at Allens for three years.
Non-Executive Director appointed 1 March 2019.
Elizabeth is based in HRL Morrison’s Sydney office in the asset management team and has responsibility for the performance of a number of the investments Morrison & Co manages on behalf of its clients. She joined from Sydney Airport where she was responsible for providing strategic and legal services to management and the board across all aspects of the business together with relationships with aviation stakeholders, regulators and government. Prior to joining Sydney Airport, Elizabeth worked as a competition and regulatory lawyer at two top tier law firms in Sydney with a focus on infrastructure, and commenced her career working in litigation in New Zealand. From 2011–2014 Elizabeth was appointed to the board of the World Airport Lawyers Association. Elizabeth is also a director of Perth Airport.