QAL Board

The following individuals form the Board of Queensland Airports Limited:

annabellechaplain Annabelle Chaplain  (Independent Chairman)

BA, MBA, FAICD, Non-Executive Chairman appointed 1 January 2014.

Annabelle is an experienced company director with in-depth experience in financial services, infrastructure and resource companies. Her executive career was spent as an investment banker. Annabelle is presently a director of ASX-listed DownerEDI Ltd and Seven Group Holdings Limited. She is also Chair of Canstar Pty Ltd, a financial services research and ratings company. Most recently Annabelle was appointed to the Australian Ballet Board. A member of the Griffith University Business School Strategic Advisory Board, Annabelle also holds an honorary doctorate for her service to banking and finance, and to the Gold Coast community. Annabelle was the Griffith Business School Outstanding Alumnus in 2015


ashleykilroy Ashley Kilroy

FAICD, Non-Executive Director appointed 26 October 2012.

Ashley is a former airline executive with more than 40 years’ aviation management experience with TAA/Australian Airlines and Qantas. Ashley’s experience includes senior executive roles in commercial, airport management and regional airlines. Ashley is Chairman of Aviation Australia Pty Limited and is also a non-executive Director of Newcastle Airport Pty Limited and Mildura Airport Pty Limited.


boblette_2 Robert James Lette 

FASFA, MAIST, GAICD, Non-Executive Director appointed 24 January 2005.

Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee.

Robert is a consultant to and former partner of the Queensland law firm Mullins Lawyers, and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1966. Robert is currently a director of North Queensland Airports Group, and is Chairman of BUSS(Q) Building Super, Gardior Pty Ltd and The Infrastructure Fund


alanmulgrew_2 Alan Mulgrew

BA (Mgnt), Dip Corp Fin, GRAICD, JP, Non-Executive Director appointed 25 March 2013.

Chairman of the Aeronautical and Related Infrastructure Committee.

Alan has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive heading up large capital intensive organisations, both in Australia and overseas – including Perth and Sydney airports. In 1997 Alan established a corporate advisory company providing strategic advice to numerous major institutions; primarily in the development and implementation of major infrastructure projects. Alan holds chairman and director roles on a number of high profile boards spanning transportation, energy, infrastructure and government. He is a non-executive director of Adelaide Airport Ltd, Tesla Corporation and CBH Group. Alan was previously a non-executive director of Doric Holdings Pty Ltd, BAC Holdco and Atlantic Ltd, and Chairman of Western Power, Western Carbon, Australian Renewable Fuels Pty Ltd and Tourism Western Australia.


nigelchamier_2 Nigel Chamier

AM, FRICS, FAICD, FAPI, Non-Executive Director appointed 1 April 2014.

Chairman of the Property Development Committee

Executive Chairman, NAC Investments Pty Ltd.

Nigel has 44 years’ experience in property and infrastructure and provides high level guidance to the private and public sectors. Nigel is a director of South Bank Corporation and previously chaired the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the Commonwealth Games Infrastructure Authority. In recent years he has also chaired the restoration committee for Brisbane City Hall and currently chairs the Anzac Square restoration committee. Nigel is The Honorary Consul for Sweden. In January 2016 he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to economic development and the preservation of historic buildings, and in September 2016 was made a Commander of the Royal Order of The Polar Star for services to Sweden. A former president of the Brisbane Club and chair of the Queensland division of the Property Council of Australia, Nigel now sits on the Griffith University Business Advisory Board and chairs the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland.


Richard Denniss Richard Denniss

PhD (Economics), Non-Executive Director appointed 5 December 2017.

Richard is the Australia Institute’s Chief Economist and former Executive Director. He previously worked as Strategy Adviser to the leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown, Chief of Staff to the leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, and lectured in economics at the University of Newcastle. Richard was previously an Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University where he continues to hold an adjunct appointment.


StevenFitzgerald12 Steven Fitzgerald

BEcon, Non-Executive Director appointed 23 March 2018.

Steven is Head of Asset Management at Morrison & Co. Prior to this, he was CEO of Wellington International Airport and previously ran Infratil’s European Airports from 2005. Steven has also worked for Sydney Airport, where he held a number of senior roles which included General Manager Airport Operations, Head of Commercial Trading and Manager Economics. He is Chair of Perth Energy, and a director of RetireAustralia, Trustpower, Perth Airport and ANU Student Accommodation.

General Counsel and Company Secretary

hamishmckellar Hamish Campbell McKellar 

BA, LLB, GAICD, General Counsel and Company Secretary appointed 20 January 2014.

Hamish has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and company secretary. He started his legal career in the Commonwealth Treasury advising on the regulation of financial markets and the drafting of the Managed Investments Act, and subsequently held several in-house roles in the financial services sector, focusing on funds management, life insurance and banking. During his career in financial services, Hamish was involved in several mergers & acquisitions including the Colonial Group’s acquisition of Legal & General Australia and Prudential Life, and the sale of the Colonial Group to the Commonwealth Bank and PrefSure Life to the Tower Group. In addition to various roles in financial services, he has also held the roles of General Counsel & Company Secretary of Sumitomo Australia and Senior Corporate Lawyer at The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Ltd. Hamish is responsible for managing the QAL group’s legal, governance, compliance and risk management functions.

Corporate governance

The Board of Directors of Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is responsible for Corporate Governance across the business.

QAL has achieved continued convergence and integration of its governance, risk and compliance functions. Consultation between the Board and Executive in relation to these areas has resulted in an increased focus and level of responsibility within each business unit. We are committed to the continuous improvement and development of governance processes to ensure they are embedded throughout the QAL group.

QAL believes the implementation of appropriate and relevant corporate governance practices will enhance the performance of the company and allow for stronger relationships with our shareholders, customers, the local community and other relevant stakeholders.

QAL recognises the benefits of best practice corporate governance principles as a benchmark guide for its corporate governance framework.