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 Principal with QIC. Having joined QIC in 2011, he has joint responsibility for leading the team’s transport sector coverage, focussing on all aspects of the investment life cycle from origination, transaction execution and asset management.

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.

Wendy Norris - Future Fund

Wendy is the Head of Infrastructure and Timberland with the Australian Government’s Future Fund. She is responsible for developing the infrastructure and timberland investment strategy and she represents 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.

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 Principal with QIC. Having joined QIC in 2011, he has joint responsibility for leading the team’s transport sector coverage, focussing on all aspects of the investment life cycle from origination, transaction execution and asset management.

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.

Wendy Norris - Future Fund

Wendy is the Head of Infrastructure and Timberland with the Australian Government’s Future Fund. She is responsible for developing the infrastructure and timberland investment strategy and she represents 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.