Board of Directors
Mr William (Bill) Grant ALGA, FAICD
Bill was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors on 25 September 2009. Bill currently holds a number of other board and advisory board positions, including the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Trust (QPAC), New Hope Corporation Limited and the Brisbane Development Association.
Bill has significant experience in property development, venue management, local government and project management. Previously, Bill held positions as CEO of Southbank Corporation and Newcastle City Council, and was Chairman of the Urban Land Development Authority of Queensland and Williams Hall Chadwick and Director of Northern Energy Corporation.
Bill was alternate director for Dr Pieter Verboom from mid August 2008 to mid September 2009.
Ms Julieanne Alroe BEc, MAICD
CEO & Managing Director
Julieanne was appointed to the position of CEO & Managing Director in July 2009. In addition to this role, Julieanne currently holds board positions with Australia TradeCoast Limited, Queensland Theatre Company and Queensland Tourism, and is Chair of the Queensland chapter of the Australian Business Arts Foundation (ABaF).
Prior to her appointment to BAC, 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 and director of Schiphol Australia Pty Ltd.
Mr David Gray BSc, MAICD, FRAS, Hon DPhil
David has held a number of senior positions in various technical organisations in South Africa and Australia. He recently retired from a 12 year role as Managing Director of Boeing Australia. David is currently Chairman of Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, Deputy Chairman of CASA, a Director of Collection House and an Adjunct Professor at QUT working with the schools of Business and Engineering. He was also Chairman of Queensland Motorways and Watersecure.
David is also Chairman of BAC’s Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.
Mr Chris McArthur, BE, MBA, GAICD
Chris is Head of Asset Management, Australia for infrastructure investment at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. He is responsible for the management of selected assets globally, primarily in the transport sector, including Board representation on existing assets and evaluation of new investment opportunities.
Chris was previously head of the commercial division of Pacific National, the former Toll/Patrick joint venture and Australia’s largest private rail group. He also held senior management positions with Qantas in Sydney and London, including as head of the QantasLink group of regional airlines.
Chris is a Director of Adelaide Airport and the UK utility company Inexus Group Limited. He is a former Director of Perth Airport, and was inaugural Chairman of Airports Coordination Australia Ltd following Ministerial appointment.
As a director of Brisbane Airport, he is also an alternate director for Mr John Ward. Chris is a Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and BAC’s Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.
Ms Matina Papathanasiou BCom, LLB
Matina is the Deputy Global Head of QIC Global Infrastructure and has over twenty-five years of investment management and investment banking experience, principally in the infrastructure sector. Prior to joining QIC, one of Australia’s largest wholesale fund managers, in January 2006, Matina was employed by AMP Capital Investors as Head of Strategy – Infrastructure, Bankers Trust and Macquarie Bank in their Infrastructure Investment or Project Advisory and Structured Finance Groups. At QIC Matina is part of the management team responsible for managing a global unlisted infrastructure portfolio of over $8 billion across 20 investments and 11 geographies.
Matina is a director of Westlink (M7 Tollroad) and is on the Board and Investment Committee of the Infrastructure India Holdings Fund and an alternate director of Queensland Motorways Limited. She has been a director of a number of infrastructure companies including TransGrid, Pacific Solar and Epic Energy.
Matina is also a Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee, BAC’s Human Resources & Remuneration Committee, and BAC’s New Parallel Runway Project Committee.
Dr Tom Parry AM, B.Ec (Hons), M.Ec, PhD
Tom Parry is Chairman of First State Super Trustee Corporation, the 3rd largest Superannuation Fund in Australia, and Chairman of its Investment Committee; Chairman of Sydney Water Corporation, the largest water and wastewater company in Australia; Foundation Chairman of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). He is a Director of ASX-Compliance (the regulatory arm of the Australian Securities Exchange); a Director of Powerco New Zealand; and a Director of the Sydney Opera House Trust. He also is an adviser to DUET Limited and the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
From 2004-2009 he had several roles with Macquarie Bank, the last 4 ½ years advising Macquarie Capital on utility and infrastructure assets in Australia and overseas. For the previous 12 years Tom was Foundation Executive Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) and its predecessor the Government Pricing Tribunal, the first utility regulator in Australia. He was Chairman of NSW Gas Council in 1995 before its functions were absorbed into IPART. He also was the Foundation NSW Natural Resources Commissioner from 2004-2006. He was an ex officio Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; a member of the NSW Council on the Cost and Quality of Government, a Board Member of SE Area Health, a Foundation Director of the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and a Director of the Children’s Medical Research Institute). He was Chair of the Expert Panel for the 2011/12 review of the structure of the NSW electricity network businesses.
Tom has had over 40 years’ experience as an academic, business and public policy consultant, in the financial sector and as a regulator. He has been Head of the School Economics, University of New South Wales and Dean, Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong.
Ms Jill Rossouw B Com, M Phil, GAICD
Jill is an Investment Director in Industry Funds Management’s Infrastructure Group. Jill’s responsibilities include managing fund investments in the Australian airports and social infrastructure (PPP) sub-sectors.
Jill has over 15 years’ project finance advisory, corporate finance, and infrastructure and private equity investment experience. Before joining IFM, Jill was Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Project Finance group and previously has held positions at GE Capital Australia.
Jill is current a directorships include Southern Cross Station, Defence Head Quarters and Perth Courts PPP's. Jill's previous appointments include Director of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (2005-2009); and Airport Development Group as Chairperson (2006 to 2007).
Jill is also a Member of BAC's Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and BAC’s Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.
Dr Pieter Verboom PhD
Pieter studied econometrics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and was employed as assistant professor in information technology. He became Associate Professor in Finance, was engaged in consultancy assignments and received a PhD degree in 1981.
From 1983 he held several management positions at Philips of which seven years were spent abroad as CFO/vice chairman of the management of Argentina, Hong Kong/China and the Far East. He joined Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in September 1997 as Executive Vice President and CFO and retired as a Member of the Board of Management as of 1 May 2012.
He serves on the supervisory boards of VastNed Retail and Tennet. Pieter is also an Expert judge of the Dutch Enterprise Court and a member of the advisory board of the NIBC Merchant Bank.
Mr John Ward BSc, FAIM, FAICD, FAMI, FCILT
John is a professional company director and corporate advisor. He was interim Chairman of the Board of Directors from 30 January 2009 to 25 September 2009, and is a Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee, previously holding the position of Committee Chairman for 13 years.
He retired as the General Manager Commercial of News Limited in May 2001. Prior to joining the News Corporation in mid 1994 he was Managing Director and Chief Executive of Qantas Airways Limited. This culminated a 25-year career with the airline in a variety of corporate and line management roles covering Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.
John is an Honorary Life Governor of the Research Foundation of Information Technology, the Chairman of Wolseley Private Equity and a Director of Adelaide Airport Ltd, Ward Advisory Services and Ward Securities Pty Ltd. He was Chairman of the NSW Freight Advisory Council from June 2010 until its dissolution in January 2012.
Mr John Allpass FCA, FCPA, FAICD
Alternate Director for Pieter Verboom
John is alternate director for Mr Pieter Verboom and was appointed Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee effective from 1 July 2011. He has for more than 15 years practised as an independent non executive director of various companies.
He is currently Chairman of Envestra Limited (since 2002) and a Director since 1997. He is on the Board of BUPA Australia Group (since 2008) and has been a Board Member of BrisConnections Management Company Limited since its formation in 2008 and is a Director of Schiphol Australia Pty Ltd.
His other appointments have included the MBF Australia Pty Ltd(1999 to 2012), the Board of Macquarie Bank Limited (1994 to 2007), Queensland Investment Corporation (1991 to 2008), Macquarie Life Limited as Chairman (1994 to 2003) and Chairman of Hamilton Island Limited (1994 to 1996).
John is a Chartered Accountant by profession and was a Partner in KPMG for 22 years and Queensland Managing Partner from 1984 to 1993. During his career in KPMG, he acted as an Auditor of publicly listed companies and other non-listed enterprises. He also established a substantial corporate recovery practice and acted as Receiver and Manager of many companies.
Mr Perry Clausen BCom, CA, MTax
Alternate Director for Chris McArthur
Perry is alternate director for Mr Chris McArthur. Perry is Global Co-Head of Infrastructure Investment at Colonial First State Global Asset Management (‘CFSGAM’) having commenced with CFSGAM in March 2007.
Perry has overall joint responsibility for the global unlisted infrastructure investment business, with a primary focus on direct investment in and management of major infrastructure projects including airports, toll roads, water distribution, and pipelines. In his prior role he was Director of Infrastructure Investments for Super Investment Management Pty Ltd, a wholly owned funds management company of the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (‘REST’). Perry was responsible for establishing a direct infrastructure portfolio and for managing REST’s investment in a number of entities.
Perry has over 20 years of infrastructure and financial experience including nine years at the National Australia Bank where he was a Director in the Project and Structured Finance Group. He was for six years a Director and Investment Committee Member of National Australia Bank Superannuation Pty Ltd, the trustee of the $2 billion National Australia Bank Group Superannuation Fund.
Mr Ross Israel BCom, LLB, F Fin
Alternate Director for Matina Papathanasiou and Tom Parry
Ross is alternate director for Ms Matina Papathanasiou and Dr Tom Parry. Ross co-founded QIC Global Infrastructure (GI) in January 2006 and heads up the 19 person team. QIC GI, on behalf of its clients, has committed over A$6 billion across 15 investments and 12 geographies, with 93% of these being direct investments (as at 31 May 2011).
Ross provides overall leadership to the QIC GI team, oversight of asset management, and is a member of the QIC GI Investment Committee.
Ross has over 20 years of experience in the field of corporate finance and funds management with specialist skills in infrastructure, capital raisings and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to QIC, Ross was with AMP Capital from 2000 to 2005. He co-led the AMP team responsible for the creation of the Diversified Utility and Energy Trusts (DUET), after which he was seconded into the management joint venture between AMP Capital and Macquarie Bank established prior to DUET’s listing on the ASX in August 2004. He was DUET’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) until his departure to QIC.
Prior to joining AMP Capital, Ross worked for ABN AMRO and BZW in their Australian infrastructure corporate advisory and London mergers and acquisition teams and Ernst & Young in their Sydney corporate tax division.
Ross is currently a Director of PowerCo, GMTCB, Chairman of Queensland Motorways, and an Alternate Director of Port of Brisbane.