Who We Are
Steve Wilson AM
Steve Wilson AM had an extensive career in the investment industry in Sydney, London and Brisbane leading stockbroker Wilsons to become a national leader in emerging companies whilst establishing investment management through Hyperion (1996) and Pinnacle (2006). Pinnacle, an ASX 300 company, was spun out of Wilsons in 2016 and has funds under management of $45 billion across 12 affiliates.
Steve is Chair of Racing Queensland and a Director of the Centre for Independent Studies and Racing Australia. He previously chaired Southbank Corporation (16 years), Hyperion Asset Management, St John’s Cathedral Completion Fund, and Queensland Rugby Union and was a Director of Telstra Corporation, Tourism Queensland and the Council of Queensland University of Technology.
He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2011 for services to the finance industry and community, the BDA Gold Medal in 2008 for his role in transforming Southbank and honorary doctorates from QUT and Griffith Universities.
Bill Grant OAM
Bill Grant OAM brings to the Committee for Brisbane significant experience in property development, venue management and project management. He currently holds a number of Board and Advisory Board positions, including Director of New Hope Corporation and Chairman of Bridgeport Energy (100% owned subsidiary of New Hope).
Bill most recently retired from the Board of Brisbane Airport Corporation, where he has been Chair of the Board since 2009. Bill has been a past member and long term supporter of the Committee for Brisbane.
Chair, Infrastructure Australia
Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia. In addition to this role, Julieanne is a member of the University of Queensland Senate and was appointed to the Board of ERM Power on 24 August 2018.
She is also a Member of the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce QLD (AMCHAM and is the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI.
Julieanne retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009. With more than 40 years’ in the aviation industry, she was one of only a handful of women in the world to run a privatised airport.
Artist Director, Queensland Ballet
Li Cunxin has had a long and diverse career as an internationally acclaimed dancer. He was appointed as Queensland Ballet’s fifth Artistic Director in July 2012.
At the age of eleven, Li was selected by Madame Mao’s cultural advisors to attend the Beijing Dance Academy. In 1979, he joined Houston Ballet as an exchange student and went on to achieve the rank of Principal in 1982.
Following his performing career, Li worked in the finance industry as a senior manager at Bell Potter, one of the largest stockbroking firms in Australia. Until his appointment as the Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet, Li sat on the board of The Australian Ballet from 2005 and the Bionics Institute.
Professor Ian Frazer AC
CEO and Director of Research Translational Research Institute
Ian studied medicine at Edinburgh University and trained as a renal physician and clinical immunologist. In 1981 at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute he continued his clinical training and undertook studies in viral immunology and autoimmunity and became particularly interested in human papilloma viruses (HPV).
The work of Frazer with his colleague, the late molecular virologist Dr Jian Zhou, has led to the development of a vaccine which prevents infection with HPV and cervical cancer.
Group Executive Queensland Transurban
Sue started with Transurban in 2001 and oversees the development, financing, construction and operations of Brisbane’s toll road network. Prior to this, Sue led Customer Operations and Human Resources, and is credited with transforming the business’ global customer service approach.
Sue has completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education, a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Science and is a member of the Australian Institute (AI) of Company Directors and AI Chief Customer Officers.
Managing Director ‐ Qld, NNSW & NT
Jason Scott has 31 years’ experience in Australian media. A journalist by profession, Jason, has held senior commercial roles with News Corporation for the past two decades.
Whether it is a regional market in far north Queensland or the rapidly expanding south east Queensland region, Jason leads a team obsessed about connecting with their communities through storytelling and delivering large, engaged audiences to advertisers across multiple platforms.
Chairman and Chief Executive AEG Ogden
Mr Lister was responsible for establishing Queensland Leisure to expand into the specialised area of managing major venues, firstly with the Brisbane Entertainment Centre upon its opening in 1986, and later the development of the business into a global network of venues in partnership with the US‐based global industry giant Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the leading entertainment, sports and venue company in the world. Today AEG’s global family of facilities comprises over 150 of the industry’s pre‐eminent venues worldwide, across 5 continents.
Harvey’s current positions include:
- Chairman and Chief Executive of AEG Ogden operating entities currently managing 20 major venues throughout Australia and across Asia and the Middle East.
- Director of Australia’s peak tourism industry group – Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF).
Managing Director, Springfield City Group
Raynuha joined Springfield Land Corporation in 1998 as Director Corporate. In February 2013, Raynuha was appointed Managing Director of the Springfield City Group. Over the years, Raynuha has been closely involved in the building of the Greater Springfield City, located in one of the fastest growing statistical local area in the country. Greater Springfield is an award winning project encompassing six suburbs and home to approximately 37,000 people.
Tracy Stockwell, OAM
Deputy Chair, Swimming Australia Ltd
Tracy Stockwell, nee Caulkins, is considered by many to be one of the greatest female swimmers in history. She capped off her career with three Olympic Gold Medals at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
Tracy is currently the Deputy Chair of Swimming Australia Limited and is also the Chair of the High Performance Committee. She is a founding member and past president of Womensport Queensland, has served on the Board of Queensland Events Corporation and was the Chair of the Queensland Academy of Sport.
Founder of Spicers Retreat group.
Jude grew up in Country Queensland and is an advocate for ‘access to the country as a balance for city living’.
She is Co-Founded (with her husband Graham Turner) the Flight Centre global travel empire in the ’70s. Over the last 15 years, she has developed a portfolio of boutique hotels and retreats throughout southeast Qld and NSW.
The businesswoman and Ecotravel expert now employers over 250 staff, and is currently launching the new 5-day Scenic Rim Trail through Main Range National Park.
Peter Varghese AO
Chancellor, University of Queensland
Peter Varghese began as Chancellor of The University of Queensland on 11 July 2016. Prior to this appointment, Mr Varghese’s extensive career in public service and diplomacy spanned 38 years and included senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. Most recently, he served as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2012‐2016).
Previous senior appointments included High Commissioner to India (2009‐2012), High Commissioner to Malaysia (2000‐2002), Director‐General of the Office of National Assessments (2004‐2009), and Senior Advisor (International) to the Prime Minister of Australia (2003‐2004).
Mr Varghese was the author of a comprehensive India Economic Strategy to 2035 commissioned by the Australian Prime Minister and submitted in July 2018.
Mr Varghese sits on the boards of AMP Pty Limited and North Queensland Airports.
Rosemary Vilgan is an inspiring and experienced leader. She is one of Australia’s top CEO’s, a multiple award winner, including Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.
Rosemary has had a long and distinguished business career. At the age of 33, she was appointed CEO of QSuper, one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia. Rosemary is recognised both nationally and internationally for her leadership of transforming QSuper to an innovative, vertically integrated $90 billion financial services organisation.
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