Board of Management Charter
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BCom LLB (Qld) LLM (Lond) Hon LLD (Qld) FAICD
Alan Millhouse was reappointed as Building Queensland’s Chair in December 2018 for a further term of three years. Alan was a partner of national law firm Allens for three decades until he retired in 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 Chair 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. He also worked closely with the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee to promote trade and commerce between Australia and Japan. He was Chair of the Banking and Financial Services Association of Australia, Chair of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland and an executive committee member of the Australian Council of Infrastructure Development.
Alan was also the Queensland Chair and serves on the national Board of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.
Alan was an Adjunct Professor in Law at The University of Queensland for two decades. He also lectured at Harvard University and Keio University in Tokyo.
Alan has served as a director and chair of various companies including Sunwater Limited, Queensland Motorways Limited and Utilities Trust of Australia. He also serves on an Advisory Board for the Snowy 2.0 Project. He 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.
B Bus, AFACHSM, MAICD, OAM
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.
In the 2019 Australia Day Honours List, Kevin was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his service to public health administration.
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.
She was Senior Principal and Board member of Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading global engineering firm and held executive leadership roles as project director and chair of project boards for major infrastructure projects across a range of sectors including transport, water, energy, technology, resources and tourism. She also served as a general manager (secondment) with Queensland Water Infrastructure, developing an integrated strategy, planning and delivery for over $3 billion of water supply infrastructure in South East Queensland.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 30 years resource and infrastructure experience in Australia and overseas, holding senior operational roles with AMCI Investments, MIM Holdings and Xstrata Queensland.
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 non-executive director for ASX-listed companies NRW Holdings Limited, Metro Mining Limited and KGL Resources Limited. Fiona also serves as a member of the Joint Venture Committee for the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project and is Chair of The Pyjama Foundation Limited, a not-for-profit organisation providing learning-based activities for children in foster care.
Fiona was a Partner of Neuchâtel Partners for a decade, a corporate advisory firm in the resources and utility sectors and also served as a non-executive Director of metallurgical services company Core Resources Pty Ltd.
She has extensive domestic and international experience with major projects in Queensland, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory, and in South America, Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, Germany and the Philippines.
Fiona is a Graduate of the AICD Company Director program and holds an MBA as well as an Honours degree in Law.
Rachel was appointed Under Treasurer for the State of Queensland in May 2020.
Rachel is a highly regarded and accomplished Director-General and CEO, having worked across various portfolios.
Previously Rachel was Director-General of the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. She is also a former Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, and the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Rachel served as Queensland’s Public Service Commissioner from 2000 to 2003.
Rachel has chaired the Board of Jobs Queensland providing industry and evidence-based advice on skills needs and workforce planning. She is currently a Deputy Chancellor with Griffith University and has served as the Chair of Children’s Health Queensland.
Much of Rachel’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.
Dave Stewart was appointed the Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in 2015.
He has considerable public service experience. 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.
More recently, Dave 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 magazine in 2014.
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.
Sarah is an experienced economist and advisor with over 16 years’ experience working in, and for, governments across multiple jurisdictions to drive better outcomes in a range of commercial and public policy areas that directly impact on the lives of Australians.
Sarah is Head of Commercial at Queensland Treasury and in this role has responsibility for monitoring the performance of the state’s government owned corporations and commercially-run statutory bodies on behalf of the Treasurer, along with providing economic advice in the area of energy, water and ports policy. She also oversees Treasury’s role in facilitating private sector investment and advising on the State’s infrastructure investment to ensure the future needs of Queenslanders are met in a sustainable way, while maximising broader economic growth and employment opportunities.
Before joining Treasury, Sarah was a Director in the Economics and Policy team in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Brisbane office where she provided consultancy services to government and commercial clients, specialising in economic, commercial and regulatory analysis, policy and program assessment and evaluation, and project management.
Sarah also worked in the Australian public service, including a number of years in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with a focus on industry and water policy.