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 a company director with 20 years’ experience across a diverse range of sectors and industries, with particular expertise in financial services, infrastructure and mining-related companies. Her executive career was spent as an investment banker.

Annabelle is presently a Director of ASX-listed Downer-EDI Ltd and Seven Group Holdings Limited. She is also Chair of Canstar Pty Ltd (a financial services research and ratings company), and a Director of the Australian Ballet.

In the public sector, Annabelle was previously a Director of EFIC (Australia’s export credit agency), a member of the Board of Taxation, Chair of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Brisbane, and Chair of the Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority. She is a former Chair of St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School.

She is a member of the Griffith University Business School Strategic Advisory and 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.

andrewagnew Andrew Thomas Agnew

B.A., B.Ec. (Honours in Finance), GAICD, Non-Executive Director appointed 5 March 2013.

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Former banker for 31 years. Now director of infrastructure fund manager, Gardior Pty Ltd and a Director of global tank terminal company, LBC Tank Terminals. Effective 26 April 2017, Andrew was appointed as a Director of Perth Airport.

ashleykilroy Ashley Kilroy

FAICD, Non-Executive Director appointed 26 October 2012.

Former Airline Executive, over 40 years’ Aviation Management experience with TAA/Australian Airlines and Qantas Airways. His experience includes Senior Executive roles in Commercial, Airport Management and Regional Airlines. Previously a Director of Newcastle Airport Pty Limited, Ashley is a Director of Mildura Airport Pty Limited, and Chairman of Aviation Australia Pty Limited.

boblette_2 Robert James Lette 

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

Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee. Consultant to and former partner of the Queensland law firm Mullins Lawyers. Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1966. Director of North Queensland Airports Group. Chairman of BUSS(Q) Building Super,  Gardior and The Infrastructure Fund.


jonathanvrooyan_2 Jonathan van Rooyen

BBus (Econ), Post Grad Dip (Fin), Nat Dip (Mgmt)

Jonathan is the Portfolio Manager for The Infrastructure Fund (TIF), and is responsible for the delivery of the TIF strategy and performance. Previously, Jonathan’s directorships have included; Interlink Roads (M5 toll road in Sydney), Statewide Roads (M4 toll road in Sydney), and Envirogen (a gas fired power generation business).

Jonathan also led the formulation and implementation of Hastings’ market entry strategy for Asia focused on China, Japan and Korea. In his role in Asia, Jonathan led the Hastings team in securing a ten-year mandate from Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corporation and the National Pension Service of Korea for Hastings to manage a dedicated closed-end airport investment fund.

Prior to joining Hastings, Jonathan was a Partner of KPMG Corporate Finance’s valuations practice—where he specialised in the preparation of Independent Expert Reports, and the valuation of infrastructure assets.

alanmulgrew_2 Alan Mulgrew

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

30 years’ experience as a senior executive heading up large capital intensive organizations, both in Australia and overseas – including Perth and Sydney Airports. On retiring from Sydney Airport in 1997, he established a corporate advisory company providing strategic advice to numerous major institutions; primarily in the development and implementation of major infrastructure projects.

Chairman and Director on a number of high profile Boards spanning Transportation, Energy, Infrastructure and Government.

Non-Executive Director of Adelaide Airport Ltd (SA), Tesla Corporation (WA) and CBH.

Previously a Non-Executive Director of Doric Holdings Pty Ltd (WA), BAC Holdco, Atlantic Ltd, Chairman of 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.

Executive Chairman, NAC Investments Pty Ltd.

He is the immediate Past President of the Brisbane Club and has been Honorary Consul for Sweden since 2000.

Following a highly successful career with JLL, spanning more than two decades, he is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Australian Property Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Chamier provides high-level guidance to the private and public sectors on property and development matters.

A former President of the Queensland Division of the Property Council Australia, Mr Chamier was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1994 for services to the property industry and in June 2008 was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star for services to Sweden.

Mr Chamier has recently overseen the acclaimed $215 million restoration of Brisbane City Hall and played a major role in the development of landmark Brisbane buildings including Central Plaza and the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street.

In 2016, Mr Chamier joined the South Bank Corporation Board and also the Strategic Advisory Board of Griffith Business School.

He currently chairs the Anzac Square Restoration Committee for The Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

General Counsel and Company Secretary

hamishmckellar Hamish Campbell McKellar 

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

Hamish started his legal career in the Commonwealth Treasury in the regulation of financial markets and moved in-house into the financial services industry focusing on funds management, life insurance and banking. In addition to various roles in financial services, he has also held the roles of General Counsel & Company Secretary of Sumitomo Australia Ltd and Senior Corporate Lawyer at The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Ltd.

Hamish holds a Bachelor of Arts (French/Japanese) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The Australian National University and has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

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.