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. He is a Director of Everview Investments and Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Group. 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 and Aviation Australia Riyadh College of Excellence.
BA (Mgnt), Dip Corp Fin, GRAICD, JP, Non-Executive Director appointed 25 March 2013.
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 Akuna Bay Pty Ltd, CBH Group, Strategic Solutions (WA) Pty Ltd and Interflour Group Pte Ltd. He is former Chairman of Western Power, Western Carbon, Australian Renewable Fuels Pty Ltd and Tourism Western Australia and a former Director of Adelaide Airport Ltd and Tesla Corporation.
BEcon, Non-Executive Director appointed 23 March 2018.
Steven is Head of Asset Management at Morrison & Co and a director of Transgrid Services Group, Perth Airport Group and NSW Electricity Networks Group. 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 based in Sydney where she is an Executive Director in Macquarie’s Infrastructure and Real Assets. Amanda is a Director of Perth Airport Group, North Queensland Airports Group, One Rail Australia and Bingo Industries. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of AGS Airports Limited, one of the United Kingdom’s leading airport groups and the operator of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports. She is also the former Chairman of Hobart Airport Group. Amanda has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for her services to business and tourism and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow Caledonian University.
LL.B, LL.M (Hons 1) Non-Executive Director appointed 1 March 2019.
Elizabeth is an Investment Director based in Sydney for HRL Morrison & Co. Elizabeth has responsibility for the performance of a number of the investments HRL Morrison & Co manages on behalf of its clients. She has extensive industry executive experience, including nine years with Sydney Airport immediately prior to joining HRL Morrison & Co and several years working as a competition and regulatory lawyer, focused on infrastructure. Elizabeth is a Director of Perth Airport Group, UTA Registry Investments Group, Australian Registry Services Group and an Executive Board Member of the World Airport Lawyers’ Association.
MA, LLB, GAICD, Non-Executive Director appointed 15 June 2021.
Christine has more than 30 years’ experience as a transactional lawyer and senior business executive in the infrastructure, property and financial services industries. She has worked in private practice and as part of the leadership teams for high-profile real estate and infrastructure funds management businesses. Until recently retiring and becoming a consultant to Macquarie Group, Christine was the Global General Counsel for the Macquarie infrastructure and real asset division known as MIRA, for more than 21 years. She has broad local and international experience in listed and unlisted fund establishment, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. Her corporate governance experience includes acting as an adviser to several listed and unlisted boards, and directorships for not-for-profit organisations.