The Board is the governing body responsible for Infrastructure WA's strategic direction and operations. The Board comprises an independent Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and eight Board members. The Board provides strategic policy direction and oversight for planning, management and performance. With a mix of leading business people with expertise in infrastructure and the State's most senior public servants, the Board brings together the experience required to guide Infrastructure WA's important work. The Infrastructure Western Australia Act 2019 requires that the number of Board members who are government employees must not exceed the number of Board members who are not.
John Langoulant AO (Chairperson)
John Langoulant has extensive experience leading private, public and not for profit entities and is a highly respected member of the WA community.
John was appointed Chair of Infrastructure WA in July 2019, having previously held the position of Western Australian Under Treasurer. He has also held Chief Executive positions with Australian Capital Equity, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and the Oakajee Port and Rail project.
John currently holds non-executive director positions across a diverse portfolio of public, private and not for profit businesses. These roles are predominantly in Western Australia but also in the Northern Territory and at the national level.
In 2018 John led a Special Inquiry into the Western Australian Government’s Programs and Projects across the period 2008-2017. In 2007 he chaired the Major Stadia Taskforce which gave rise to the development of Optus Stadium and has undertaken other inquiries for the Western Australian and Northern Territory Governments.
John was recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to business and commerce, particularly through his leadership and management roles and to the community of Western Australia. In 2011 he was recognised in the Citizen WA Awards for his services to business.
Nicole Lockwood (Deputy Chairperson)
Nicole was appointed as Deputy Chairperson of Infrastructure WA in July 2019.
Nicole is passionate about the creation of engaged and thriving cities. With a background in law and regional economic development, she works with Government and the private sector to develop long-term infrastructure plans to secure the future prosperity and liveability of our cities and regions.
Nicole has recently been appointed as the Strategic Advisor to the Future of Fremantle Planning Committee charged with re-imagining the port precinct beyond its industrial life.
She also holds Board roles with the Green Building Council of Australia, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and also chairs the Sienna Wood Joint Venture.
Wayne Zekulich (Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Chairperson)
Wayne Zekulich has substantial experience in advising, structuring and financing transactions in the infrastructure and resources sectors
Wayne is a Consultant and Non-Executive Director. He has a broad range of experience covering advice on mergers and acquisitions, arranging and underwriting project financings, privatisations, and debt and equity capital markets.
He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Gindalbie Metals Ltd and prior to that the Chief Development Officer of Oakajee Port and Rail. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Business Degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Currently, Wayne consults to Deutsche Bank and is Chairman of the listed company Pantoro Limited. In the not-for-profit sector, he is a member of the John Curtin Gallery advisory board and a board member of The Lester Prize.
Terry Agnew (Board Member)
Terry Agnew is an experienced director and chief executive officer.
Terry has extensive experience across a range of industries including mobility, transport, insurance, finance, oil and gas, consulting engineering and management consulting. He was Group CEO for RAC for 20 years until March 2019.
Terry is currently the Chair of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, EDGE Employment Solutions (a not-for-profit disability employment service) and was formerly the Chair of the Curtin University Business School. He is a Director of RAA Insurance, MDA National Insurance and is a Councillor of Curtin University Council.
His previous experience includes being a Director of the Australian Institute of Management and was the National President from 2008-2010. Terry has also been a Director of the Insurance Commission of WA, the West Coast Eagles and was the State President of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He was a Founding Member of CEOs for Gender Equity.
Michael Barnes (ex officio Board Member)
Michael Barnes is the Western Australian Under Treasurer.
As Western Australia’s Under Treasurer, Michael is the principal economic and financial adviser to the State Government, with statutory responsibility for the management and reporting of the State’s finances, including formulation of the annual Budget.
Michael has a Bachelor of Business with Honours in Economics. Born and raised in Perth, he moved to Canberra after graduating from university to take up a position in the Commonwealth Treasury, where he worked for nearly six years, mainly in the area of taxation policy.
Michael has been working at the State Treasury since returning to Perth over 20 years ago. He was appointed to the role of Under Treasurer in 2015.
Michael is also Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation (the State’s central borrowing authority) and is a Board member of Infrastructure WA.
Michael was recently awarded the Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to State government finances in Western Australia.
Kerryl Bradshaw (Board Member and Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Member)
Kerryl is an accomplished senior executive and business leader of more than 20 years.
She has led businesses through significant change, across a number of industries, including banking, mining, engineering and technology.
Kerryl is currently the Director of the Resources Industry for Microsoft, where she is primarily responsible for enabling the resource and utilities industries to achieve their strategic goals through digital transformation. In 2020, Kerryl was appointed the co-Chair of the Sustainability Council of Microsoft Australia.
Prior to her role at Microsoft, Kerryl held senior leadership roles at Worley and Rio Tinto where she held a variety of leadership roles in strategy, commercial, operations, capital projects, innovation, mergers and acquisitions and business development.
Kerryl is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University.
In 2020, Kerryl was appointed to IWA’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.
Emily Roper (ex officio Board Member)
Emily is the Acting Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
As the head of DPC, Emily is responsible for leading the public sector in providing whole-of-Government advice and support to the Premier and Cabinet in their service of the WA community.
Emily has held various leadership positions in both State and Commonwealth Governments, with experience spanning over a 21-year period in a range of areas including national security, intelligence and reform.
Prior to her current role, Emily was the Deputy Director General of the Inter-Governmental Relations and COVID-19 at DPC, responsible for leading engagement with the Australian and other State and Territory governments and supporting WA’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
Emily has also held the Deputy Director General, Policy and Reform position, overseeing Aboriginal, social, economic and environment policy, as well as the Government’s public sector reform program. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Murdoch University, majoring in Psychology.
Jodi Cant (ex officio Board Member)
Jodi is the Acting Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and has over 23 years’ experience in the public sector.
She was formerly the Director General of the Department of Finance and in this role she led the areas of Advisory, Buildings and Contracts and RevenueWA for the state.
In her previous role leading Landgate, the business was named Australia’s Most Innovative Government Agency and 19th Most Innovative Business by the Australian Financial Review.
Jodi is a transformative leader who embraces disruption with a positive and creative outlook. Her experience crosses the government, startup, private and not-for profit sectors and Jodi brings these perspectives to any challenge she
Jodi was awarded the 2020 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year and also
won the Western Australian category for Public Sector and Academia.
Jodi is a member of the IPAA WA Council and has previously sat on the Boards of PSMA Australia, PEXA Ltd and earthmineAustralia,
and holds a Bachelor of Economics.
Andrea Sutton (Board Member and Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Member)
Andrea Sutton has a broad range of experience in the resources sector.
Andrea has more than 20 years' operational, technical and corporate experience in the resources industry. She has held positions as Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore General Manager for infrastructure and Chief Executive and Managing Director of Energy Resources of Australia.
She is currently a non-executive Director of Red 5 Limited and board member at Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO).
Andrea is a member of Engineers Australia, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Chief Executive Women and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2020, Andrea was appointed to IWA’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.