David Peever BEc, MSc (Mineral Economics) – Independent Chairperson
David is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Foundation Investment Company.
He was previously:
• A member of the Foreign Investment Review Board
• Chairman of the Naval Group
• Chairman of Cricket Australia and World Twenty20 2020 Ltd
• A Director of the International Cricket Council
• A Director of The Stars Foundation
• Until July 2017, the Chair of the Minister of Defence’s First Principles Review of Defence and following the acceptance of the review by Government the Oversight Board which helped guide implementation of the Review’s recommendations;
• A Director of the Business Council of Australia
• Vice Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia.
David retired as Managing Director of Rio Tinto Australia in October 2014 after 27 years with Rio Tinto.
During his career with Rio Tinto, David worked across a range of disciplines including strategy and planning, industrial relations, operations, sales and marketing, business improvement, shipping, and policy. David worked in many parts of Australia and across most of Rio Tinto's commodity suites.
His Rio Tinto career also saw him live in Singapore, Los Angeles and London. He travelled extensively with Rio Tinto and has done business in most parts of the world.
Dick Benschop – Non-executive Director
Dick was previously the President and CEO of Royal Schiphol Group.
Dick studied History at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and worked in various functions in the Dutch Parliament and in the Dutch Labour Party. In 1994, Dick founded his own consultancy firm before returning to politics as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Dutch Government from 1998 to 2002.
Dick joined Shell in 2003 and worked for Shell Energy Europe before moving to Kuala Lumpur in 2006 overseeing the Gas & Power business in Malaysia. In 2009, he took up the role of Vice President Strategy for the Royal Dutch Shell Group. From 2011 to 2016, he was President Director of Shell Netherlands, followed by Vice President Non-Operated Ventures in Shell International.
Dick has various Board roles, including at the Mission Possible Partnership.
Robert Carsouw – Non-executive Director
Robert Carsouw is the Executive Vice President and CFO of Royal Schiphol Group.
Prior to starting his journey at Schiphol, Robert worked at Procter & Gamble and for 23 years at McKinsey & Company in various roles, since 2011 as a Senior Partner. He served clients mainly in the public sector and in the mobility/logistics sector. In addition, Robert worked with clients on digital transformations across a wide range of sectors.
Robert was co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Social Enterprise NL and co-founder and Vice-Chairman of LittleBitz.
Robert is a graduate of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and has a master’s degree in Econometrics/Computer Science.
Chris Freeman AM, BCom, FAICD, FFin, FDIA – Non-executive Director
Chris was born and educated in Queensland and has significant company directorship experience in Australia and abroad in the property and finance sectors.
• A Director of Sunland Group Ltd
• A Member of the Brisbane City Council Urban Futures Board
• Past Chair of Watpac, Tennis Australia and the Queensland Performing Arts Trust.
Prior to joining Watpac, Chris held the position of Executive Chairman, Development for Queensland, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates at Mirvac.
Previously, Chris was the Chief Executive Officer for Mirvac Queensland from 1998 to 2008. Chris’ former roles include Executive Director, Sunland Group, Director of TransLink Ltd and prior to that, Head of Business Banking at QIDC.
Chris is a past President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia and remains a life member. Chris also previously held the position of Chair of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Museum Advisory Board. He has a strong interest in the arts and sport.
In June 2009, Chris was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contribution to the property development industry, the arts and other cultural affairs.
Brad Geatches BCom, MAICD – Non-executive Director
Brad has over 30 years of senior executive experience in underground mining, airports, and seaports, including 16 years as CEO of four corporations.
From 2007 to 2016, Brad was CEO of Perth Airport and in that capacity led a $1.1 billion capital investment program that greatly expanded the airport's capacity and transformed the airport's customer experience.
Prior to this, Brad was CEO of Cairns Port Authority, the operator of the Cairns airport and seaport. Through these capacities, Brad has developed expertise in governance, financial and risk management, land use and infrastructure planning, capital development and life cycle asset management of complex facilities with high levels of public engagement.
Brad is currently a Director of MATES in Construction WA, a charity providing mental health and suicide prevention services to workers in the construction and mining industries. He is also a Chair of Pilbara Ports Authority and a Director of Canberra Airport and Genotyping Australia Pty Ltd.
He has previously served as a Director of Perth Zoo Authority.
Belinda Gibson BEc, LLB, LLM, FAICD, FGIA – Non-executive Director
Belinda is also a Director of Ausgrid (representing the NSW State interests in the Ausgrid partnership), Humbli and the Yalari group of companies. She also serves as the Chair of the Power of Engineering Inc. Advisory Committee and Chair of the Professional Conduct Oversight Committee of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
She was a Corporate and Securities Partner with the global law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques for 20 years. She particularly focused on transaction strategies, partnerships and joint venture arrangements and governance issues. In 2007, she was appointed Commissioner and then Deputy Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’), with primary responsibility for oversight of the capital markets. In 2013, she left ASIC and established her independent corporate advisory and legal business.
She is a former Director of Airservices Australia, the air traffic control agency, GetSwift Limited, Chief Executive Women Inc, The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation, Thorn Group Ltd and Citigroup Australian retail bank.
David Kenny LLB, BCom, MBA – Non Executive Director
David is a Senior Principal in the Global Infrastructure Division at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
David has extensive airport sector experience, having served on the boards of several capital city and regional airports in Australia, the United Kingdom and Turkey. David is currently a director of Hobart Airport International Pty Ltd.
David holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, and Master of Business Administration degrees from Tulane University (USA) and Universidad de Chile.
Marigold Look BAcc, CFA, GDipAppFin, GAICD – Non-executive Director
Marigold is an Executive Director at IFM Investors and has over 20 years of experience in investment evaluation, asset management, corporate finance, and valuations. Marigold is responsible for managing IFM Investors’ Net Zero Infrastructure portfolio.
Since joining IFM Investors in September 2006, Marigold has been involved in executing and managing various investments in Australia and globally across a broad range of infrastructure sectors including energy, transportation (airports, ports, toll roads) and social infrastructure.
Prior to joining IFM Investors, Marigold held roles with stockbroking firm Wilsons as an equities research analyst, and with PwC specializing in corporate valuations and strategy consulting.
Marigold has previously represented IFM Investors on the Boards of Airport Development Group (NT Airports), where she was also Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee, as well as Axiom Education (NSW Schools PPP) and Eastern Distributor (M1 toll road).
Lyell Strambi – Non-executive Director
Lyell has a wealth of experience in the aviation sector both in Australia and abroad, spanning 40 years.
In June 2022, Lyell concluded his tenure as CEO and Managing Director of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC). Having been appointed in September 2015, during his time at APAC he was responsible for the operation and development of both the Melbourne and Launceston airports and for overseeing a direct workforce of 300 staff and assets valued in excess of $10 billion.
Prior to his role at APAC, Lyell was the Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Airways Domestic, a role he held for three years following four years as the airline’s Group Executive Operations. Between 2001 and 2008 Lyell was based in London, working in senior roles at Virgin Atlantic that included Executive Director — Airline Services and followed by six years as Chief Operating Officer.
John Ward BSc, FAICD, FCILT, FRAeS – Non-executive Director
John is a professional company director and corporate advisor specialising in governance and strategy development, particularly in transport, tourism, communications, infrastructure, and technology focused industries. He was interim Chairman of the Board from 30 January 2009 to 25 September 2009 and is a member of the New Financing Special Committee and FARM Committee, previously holding the position of Committee Chairman for 13 years.
He is a seasoned and well credentialed non-executive director and has served, including as chairman, on the boards of many listed and unlisted public companies headquartered in both Australia and overseas. He was Chairman of Wolseley Partners, an Australian based private equity firm for ten years. He has also held appointments on several government bodies in the fields of tourism, aviation, freight, and economic regulation.
John retired as the General Manager Commercial of News Limited in May 2001. Prior to joining News in mid-1994 John was Managing Director and Chief Executive of Qantas Airways Limited, in which role he spearheaded its acquisition of and merger with Australian Airlines and the group’s subsequent privatisation. 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 and a Director of Adelaide Airport, Ward Advisory Services and Ward Securities Pty Limited.
Alan Wu MCom, CFA, GAICD – Non-executive Director
Alan is Director at Igneo Infrastructure Partners (‘Igneo’). He is responsible for the management of transport and utilities infrastructure assets, as well as sourcing, evaluating and securing investment opportunities within the infrastructure team.
He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Adelaide Airport Group and coNEXA Infrastructure Partners. He has previously served as a Director of Bankstown and Camden Airports and the International Parking group of companies.
Alan has been involved in the investment, management, and divestment of infrastructure assets, as well as portfolio management since 2000. Prior to being appointed Director, Alan held various roles within the team including Head of the Analytics. Alan was also actively involved in the establishment and growth of Igneo’s flagship infrastructure funds in Australia.
Paul DeSouza BCom, BBus(Acc)(Hons) – Alternate Non-executive Director for David Kenny
Paul is a Partner in the QIC Global Infrastructure team having been with QIC since 2006. Within QIC Global Infrastructure, Paul is a member of the Infrastructure Investment Committee and is the Chair of the Investment Management Committee.
Paul has more than 25 years of experience in investment management, banking and finance and professional services, including more than 16 years in the infrastructure sector where he has been involved in a broad range of transactions in Australia, Europe, Asia and North America across the transport, energy and utility and social infrastructure sectors.
Prior to joining QIC, Paul was a Director in the Infrastructure Advisory and Lending team at ING Bank in London and worked in the Corporate Finance and Audit Divisions of Deloitte, both in London and Australia.
Paul is on the board of the Nexus Hospitals group of entities and the Evolution Healthcare Group. Paul is also an alternate director of Titles Queensland group and the Epic Energy South Australia group of entities.
Paul previously served for more than six years on the board of the Port of Brisbane group of entities (including being the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee). Paul has also been a Director (or Alternate Director) of the Epic Energy Group of entities, MI Longbeach LLC (the project vehicle for the Long Beach Courthouse PPP project), Portobar Capital (investment entity for Grup Maritim TCB, a container terminal developer and operator) Westlink M7 toll road group of entities in Sydney, the Titles Queensland, and the Sea Swift groups.
Tony Harrington AM, BCom, FCA, SFFin – Alternate Non-executive Director for Dick Benschop
Tony has a distinguished career in financial and professional services, with over 35 years of business and strategic leadership experience, in Australia and internationally.
Most recently, Tony was the Chief Executive of leading legal and consulting firm MinterEllison and represented Schiphol as an Alternate Director for the Hobart International Airport Pty Ltd.
Prior to this, he was Managing Director of the fast-growing and innovative global investment bank, Moelis & Company. He also held a number of senior roles at PwC including Global Managing Partner, Strategy & Transformation at PwC and was a member of the PwC Global Executive Leadership Team. From 2000 to 2008, Tony was Australian Senior Partner and Chief Executive of PwC, coming into the position not long after the merger of Price Waterhouse with Coopers & Lybrand, and oversaw the successful cultural integration and significant growth of the merged firm in Australia. At Coopers & Lybrand, Tony was Deputy Chairman of the firm and National Managing Partner of Taxation Services.
He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 in recognition of his charitable work.
Calvin Ker CA, BBus – Alternate Non-executive Director for Marigold Look and Lyell Strambi
Calvin is a Vice President at IFM Investors and has over 7 years of experience across the infrastructure sector.
Calvin is responsible for the origination, execution, and management of infrastructure investments with a focus on aviation, technology, and social infrastructure.
Prior to joining IFM Investors, Calvin held roles with EY’s Financial Services Team and IBM Australia.
Dr Warren Mundy BSc (Hons UNSW), DipEc(Syd), MPhil PhD(Cantab), GradCertAppFin(Macq), MEnvLaw(Hons, ANU) FAICD FRAeS – Alternate Non-executive Director for Alan Wu
Warren is the Managing Director of Bluestone Consulting that has provided regulatory, strategy and policy advice to investors, regulators, providers, and users of a wide range of infrastructure services since 2004. He has led airport advocacy efforts in three of the four Productivity Commission inquiries into the economic regulation of airports and has advised most of Australia’s major airports in aviation pricing negotiations.
He currently serves on the boards of the Queensland Competition Authority and Icon and is Special Advisor to the CEO and Board of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association.
He was a Commissioner at the Australian Productivity Commission from 2009 to 2015 and also served as the Australian Competitive Neutrality Commissioner. He has held executive roles in airport companies in Australia and Europe and served on the board of the United Kingdom Airports Operators Association. He was an Adjunct Professor in the UNSW School of Aviation for six years commencing in 2013.
Warren served on the board of Airservices Australia for over five years from 2008, over four of which he was the Deputy Chair and Chair of the Board Environment Committee. He was a member of the Steering Committee for the joint NSW-Commonwealth Governments’ Sydney Aviation Strategy that led to the decision to build Western Sydney (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
Gerhard Vorster BSc (Civil Engineering), MBA (Cum Laude), MAICD – Alternate Non-executive Director for Robert Carsouw
Gerhard is the Managing Director of Quidni Advisory, a boutique strategy advisory firm. Working directly with boards and senior leaders, Gerhard guides businesses to reposition them in pragmatic yet unexpected ways.
Previously, Gerhard was the Chief Strategy Officer for Deloitte Australia and Asia-Pacific, a position he held for five years.
Prior to that, Gerhard was the Managing Partner (Consulting) for the South African, East Asian, Australian, and Asia-Pacific practice regions. He has broad sector experience with a specific focus on growth, innovation, technology, and leadership. He is published widely on these topics.
Gerhard trained and practised as a professional engineer and spent some time at an investment bank prior to joining Deloitte in 1987. In addition to his MBA, he also completed several executive education programs at Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg, INSEAD, IESE and IMD.
Gerhard is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bio Capital Impact Fund, a member of the Advisory Board of Intersective, a Director of Seeing Machines Limited and the Patron Emeritus of Good Design Australia. He was a Director of Georgiou Group and the inaugural Chairman of the RMIT University College of Business Advisory Board.