Infrastructure Australia board quartet replaced

IA chair Mark Birrell leads departees as Alroe takes his place and Ethell steps in

Infrastructure Australia board quartet replaced
Julieanne Alroe is to chair Infrastructure Australia


Four members of the Infrastructure Australia board have been replaced, including chair Mark Birrell after more than three years in the role.

Replacing him is Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and MD Julieanne Alroe.

Other new appointments include former senior Telstra executive Deena Shiff, former senior Toll executive Andrew Ethell, former director-general of the Western Australian Department of Transport Reece Waldock and former Evans & Peck executive Dr Peter Wood.

"I am really pleased that the diverse experience of the new appointees – across telecommunications, trucking and logistics, state government transport delivery and consulting engineering – will complement the skills of the continuing board members," Federal urban infrastructure minister Paul Fletcher says.

Peter Corish, Dr Colin Duffield, John Ellice-Flint, Dr Daniel Norton and Gabrielle Trainor have been reappointed, and Dianne Leeson and Nicole Lockwood continue as board members.

"I warmly thank outgoing board members Mark Birrell, Gerard Blood, Michael Carapiet and Peter Watson for their service," Fletcher says.

"I particularly want to note the outstanding contribution of Mark Birrell, as chair and previously a board member."

"The Coalition Government has established a stronger role for Infrastructure Australia and Mr Birrell has overseen significant projects, including the Australian Infrastructure Audit – the nation's first comprehensive examination of infrastructure across the energy, telecommunications, water and transport sectors – and the delivery of the first 15-year Australian Infrastructure Plan.

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