Infrastructure WA

Infrastructure WA Board

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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 LangoulantJohn was appointed as the Chair of Infrastructure WA in July 2019, having previously held the position of Western Australian Under Treasurer. He has also held the positions of Chief Executive Officer with Australian Capital Equity, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and the Oakajee Port and Rail project.

He holds Board Chairman roles at the Government Employees Superannuation Board, the Northern Territory’s Power and Water Corporation, Westpac Banking Group WA, Pawsey Supercomputer Centre, Rottnest Island Authority and the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline.  He is a Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Multinet Board and has Chairman roles with the Lester Portraiture Prize, CEDA and Amana Living.

In 2018 John undertook the Special Inquiry into the Western Australian Government’s Programs and Projects and has undertaken other inquiries for the Western Australian and Northern Territory Governments. 

He 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.

Nicole Lockwood (Deputy Chairperson)

Nicole Lockwood is passionate about the creation of engaged and thriving cities.

Nicole LockwoodNicole was appointed as Deputy Chair of Infrastructure WA in July 2019.

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.

Nicole is the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce charged with planning the infrastructure to drive the freight future of Western Australia's South West for the next 50 years and beyond.

She is also the Chair of the Freight and Logistics Council and a Board member of the Water Corporation and Infrastructure Australia. Nicole chairs MNG Surveying and the Sienna Wood Joint Venture and is the Deputy Chair of Leadership WA.

 

Darren Foster

Darren Foster is a respected and experienced public servant with a diverse range of experience in the sector.

Darren Foster

Darren Foster was appointed Director General at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in July 2017 bringing to the role over 30 years' public service experience gained at all levels of government, overseeing a broad range of legislative, policy and cultural reforms.

Encouraging transparency reforms, simplified policies and approvals processes, and driving cultural change has been a common focus of Darren’s career across portfolios as diverse as Treasury, Energy, Racing and Gaming, Regional Development, Arts, Employment and Training, Health and Education. Darren has held senior roles at the Department of Fisheries, Office of the Environment Protection Authority and at the National Native Title Tribunal.

Darren has served on numerous boards and committees, including Western Australia’s 175th Anniversary Steering Committee, the State’s Overseas Relations Committee (Sister-State relationships) and the Curtin University Governing Council. Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Arts (History), and is an alumnus of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government Executive Fellows Program.  Darren is the first Western Australian to receive the prestigious Sir James Wolfensohn Scholarship at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes is the Western Australian Under Treasurer.

Michael Barnes

As Under Treasurer, Michael is the principal economic and financial adviser to the Government of Western Australia, with statutory responsibilities around the management and reporting of the State's finances, including formulation of the annual State Budget. As Under Treasurer, he is also responsible for leading the Western Australian Department of Treasury.

Michael has a Bachelor of Business with Honours in Economics. Born and raised in Perth, Michael 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 returned to Perth in late 1997 and has been working at the State Treasury ever since, in various roles spanning revenue policy, economic and revenue forecasting, Commonwealth-State financial relations, fiscal strategy and whole-of-government financial reporting.

He commenced acting in the role of Under Treasurer in February 2014, and was officially appointed to the role in April 2015. As Under Treasurer, he is also Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation, which is the State's central borrowing authority.

Gail McGowan

Gail McGowan collaborates across Government to deliver economic and social benefits to the State.

Gail McGowan

Gail is the Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, the State Government agency responsible for planning and managing land and heritage throughout Western Australia.

She has held senior positions across Government including at Worksafe and the former Department of State Development. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of Chief Executive Women of Australia, CEOs for Gender Equity, Murdoch Vice Chancellor’s External Advisory Board, Western Australian Planning Commission, Pastoral Lands Board and Transport Infrastructure and Station Precinct Executive Committee.  

Gail was awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday honours for her outstanding public service to land use, planning and industry development in Western Australia. She also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Murdoch University in 2019 to recognise her career achievements and demonstrated leadership qualities.

Gail is committed to collaborating across all levels of government, industry and the community to ensure outcomes deliver economic and social benefits to the State, now and in the future.

Richard Sellers

Richard Sellers is a long-standing public servant who is well recognised for his contributions to the sector.

Richard SellersRichard was appointed Director General of the Transport Portfolio in Western Australia in September 2016.  He came to the position from the former Department of Mines and Petroleum, where he held the position of Director General.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Biology, a Graduate Diploma in Education and Masters of Public Policy and Management.

His contribution to Western Australia has been acknowledged by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), which recognised him with the 2014 WA Patron’s Award.

Richard has been recognised nationally by IPAA, which also announced him a National Fellow at its annual conference in 2014. The National Fellow accolade recognises outstanding contribution to the practice and study of public administration.

Terry Agnew

Terry Agnew is an experienced director and chief executive officer.

Terry AgnewTerry 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 up until March 2019.

Terry is currently the Chair of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals, EDGE Employment Solutions (a Disability Employment Service) and the Curtin University Business and Law Advisory Council. 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 he was the National President from 2008-2010. Terry has also been a Director of the Insurance Commission of WA, the West Coast Eagles and he was the State President of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He was a Founding Member of CEOs for Gender Equity.

 

Kerryl Bradshaw

Kerryl Bradshaw is passionate about protecting and driving business value.

Kerryl BradshawKerryl is an accomplished Western Australian 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. She has held a wide variety of roles, in strategy, commercial, operations, capital projects, innovation, and business development. 

Kerryl has maintained a keen interest in technology and innovation throughout her career, which has led to her current role, Director of the Resources Industry for Microsoft. This is an executive role primarily responsible for assisting the resource industry to achieve its goals through digital transformation.

Prior to this, Kerryl held senior leadership roles at Worley and Rio Tinto.  At Worley, Kerryl was APAC (Asia Pacific) Regional Director, a multi-faceted executive leadership role, which saw her responsible for delivering its transformative strategy. Within Rio Tinto, she held a number of executive roles across three continents, driving the growth and transformation of Rio Tinto globally.

Kerryl is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University.

Andrea Sutton

Andrea Sutton has a broad range of experience in the resources sector.

Andrea SuttonAndrea has more than 20 years' operational, technical and corporate experience in the resources industry. She has held positions as Rio Tinto Iron Ore General Manager – Infrastructure and Chief Executive and Managing Director of Energy Resources of Australia. She has also been head of health, safety, security and environment services for Rio Tinto. 

She is currently a non-executive director of Energy Resources of Australia.

Andrea is a member of Engineers Australia, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Chief Executive Women and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Wayne Zekulich

Wayne Zekulich has substantial experience in advising, structuring and financing transactions in the infrastructure and resources sectors.

Wayne Zekulich

Wayne is a consultant and non-executive director with a broad range of experience covering mergers and acquisitions, arranging and underwriting project financings, privatisations, and debt and equity capital markets.

He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Gindalbie Metals Ltd and prior to that the Chief Development Officer of the Oakajee Port and Rail project. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Wayne is regularly sought out for financial comment. He has presented on infrastructure financing, chief financial officer issues and risk management for the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and the Australian Shareholders Association.

Currently, Wayne consults to Deutsche Bank and is a Non-Executive Director of listed company archTIS. In the not-for-profit sector, he is a member of the John Curtin Gallery Board, the Lester Prize for Portraiture, the Curtin Business School of Accounting Advisory Board and a member of the University of Western Australia Audit Committee.