Board of Directors
John Stanhope - Independent chair
John’s experience has covered many areas including finance, treasury, taxation, risk management and assurance, investor relations, corporate security and investigations, directorships on various boards of Telstra Corporation’s national and international subsidiary companies, and membership of industry and government committees.
Trent Carmichael - QIC Global Infrastructure Fund
Trent is a Partner with QIC. Trent joined QIC in 2011 and is currently co-head of the transport team within QIC’s Global Infrastructure division which oversees all aspects of the investment life cycle from origination, transaction execution and asset management in the global transportation sector.
Christopher Curtain - OMERS Infrastructure
Christopher is a Managing Director for OMERS Infrastructure. As head of the Australian office, Christopher is responsible for leading the pursuit and management of large scale, long term infrastructure investments across Australia and Asia.
Simon Palagyi - OMERS Infrastructure
Simon is currently a Director of OMERS Infrastructure. He joined OMERS in 2017. Simon is responsible for a range of investment origination and asset management activities in Australia, including OMERS’ investment in the Port of Melbourne.
Jane McAloon - Future Fund
Jane has been in the natural resources, energy, infrastructure and utility industries for over 25 years. Jane was an executive at BHP Billiton for 9 years during which she worked on key strategic issues, corporate transactions, as well as market, regulatory and reputational matters. Prior to this she was an executive at AGL. Jane spent 10 years in leadership roles with the NSW Government Cabinet Office, Energy, Rail and Land/Water Departments.
Jane is a Non-executive Director of Healthscope, Energy Australia and Cogstate. She is a Board member of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
James White - Future Fund
James is a Director in Future Fund’s Infrastructure and Timberland team. James joined Future Fund in 2010 and has been involved in the investment and management of the infrastructure and timberland portfolio, including representing Future Fund on the boards of a number of portfolio companies.
Matina Papathanasiou - QIC Global Infrastructure Fund
Matina is the Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure at QIC. Matina has managed infrastructure investments with a focus in the transport sector. She has been a director of various infrastructure companies and has over 30 years’ funds management and investment banking experience particularly within the infrastructure sector.
Russell Smith - Global Infrastructure Partners Australia Fund
Russell is a Partner of GIP Australia with over 25 years’ experience in the transport infrastructure sector. Prior to GIP, Russell was the CEO of the Port of Brisbane and before that he had responsibility for Prime and then Brookfield’s global portfolio of transport assets, including the Chairmanship of PD Ports in the UK, Euroports in Europe, Westnet Rail in Australia and DBCT in Australia, assets together encompassing 21 ports globally and over 5,000km of railway.
Robert Stewart - Global Infrastructure Partners Australia Fund
Robert is a GIP Partner and the Managing Partner of GIP Australia. Prior to GIP, Robert was the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse in Australia and has over 25 years’ of investment banking experience on a broad range of financing and strategic advisory assignments including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financings.