The Hon Warren Truss was appointed to the ARTC Board as Chairman on 21 April 2018. Previously, Warren served for more than 26 years as a Member of the House of Representatives including more than 11 years as a Minister and 8 years as Leader of The Nationals. As the 16th Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren was responsible for the delivery of several significant Australian Government investments including the early funding for Inland Rail. Prior to entering federal politics, Warren served in local government for 14 years, holding various roles including Chairman and Councillor of the Kingaroy Shire Council. Previously, Warren was Chair of the Sugar Coast Burnett Regional Tourism Board, Deputy Chair of Bulk Grains Queensland and President of the Australian Council of Rural Youth.
Mr John Fullerton is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd and was appointed to the position in February 2011. John has extensive experience in the rail industry, as Chief Executive Officer of Freight Link, Chairman of Rail CRC Lt and Director of Tasmanian Railway Pty Ltd. Further positions in the industry include Chief Operating Officer of the National Rail Corporation and Divisional General Manager (Operations) at Pacific National. John’s experience spans more than 30 years across strategic planning, business development, customer service and operations and engineering. John’s extensive background as a strong advocate for the rail industry is highly valuable to ARTC. Under John’s leadership, ARTC has been re-invigorated through the various streams of the Transformation Program, realising a company that is more competitive, more customer focused and more successful in getting freight on rail.
Ms Gillian Brown joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2010. Gillian is a highly regarded Consultant at Minter Ellison Lawyers, with 25 years of experience in finance, infrastructure, energy and resources, and debt capital markets transactions. She is a leading corporate and project finance lawyer, and has been recognised with numerous accolades including 2016 Brisbane Structured Finance “Lawyer of the Year”, and individual Best Lawyer rankings for structured finance and project finance. Gillian is a Non-Executive Director of QIC Limited; a former Chairman of Minter Ellison Lawyers; and a former board member of Queensland Treasury Corporation and DBCT Holdings Pty Ltd.
Mr Vince Graham was appointed to the ARTC Board as Non-Executive Director on 18 March 2016, and has had extensive experience in executive roles at both a federal and state level. Prior to his appointment at ARTC, Mr Graham was the Chief Executive Officer of Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy in NSW managing a $15 billion five year capital program. In his role as Managing Director of the National Rail Corporation for a decade, Mr Graham was instrumental in leading the establishment of a viable interstate rail freight operation and reforming work practices and operating methods in the rail industry. Mr Graham was the Chief Executive Officer of RailCorp NSW, the Chief Operating Officer of State Rail Authority, and the Managing Director of NSW Grain Handling Authority. As CEO of RailCorp Mr Graham was responsible to the Board and NSW Government for the development, tendering and delivery of the $30 billion PPP Waratah train project.
Mr Chris Barlow was appointed to the ARTC Board as a Non-Executive Director on 2 May 2016, joining the Board with extensive experience in infrastructure. Chris has held a variety of senior leadership roles in the transport and infrastructure industries, serving as Managing Director for a number of UK Airports. Chris was previously CEO & Managing Director of the Australian Pacific Airports Corporation, running Melbourne and Launceston airports. Additionally, Chris has had the experience of a number of Board positions including directorships at Asciano Limited, Airport Development Group, Visit Victoria and Melbourne Convention Bureau. Chris’ background in transport, rail logistics and regulated infrastructure is highly valuable to the ARTC Board.
Mr David Saxelby was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2016. David has had a highly successful 30 year career in construction, infrastructure contracting and major projects. He was previously the Managing Director of Thiess and most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Lendlease’s Construction and Infrastructure Business. David has been responsible for delivering many of Australia’s iconic major projects, including the ANZAC Bridge, Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Lane Cove Tunnel, Epping to Chatswood Underground Rail Link and NorthConnex. David has held a number of senior industry positions as President and Board member of Australian Constructors Association, Board member of Roads Australia, Board member of Infrastructure Partnership Association and Board member of the Mineral Council of Australia. David was listed in the Top 100 Engineers in Australia for four consecutive years and is a Non-Executive Director of the Office of Projects Victoria Advisory Board, Decmil Group, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain Trust Board of Trustees.
Jennifer Seabrook was appointed to the ARTC Board as Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2016. Jennifer is a chartered accountant and has had a successful executive career in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, and financial advisory. She is a Special Advisor to Gresham Partners Limited and holds directorships at MMG Limited, Western Australian Treasury Corporation, IRESS Limited and Iluka Resources Limited. Jennifer’s experience in mergers, acquisitions and capital structuring advisory transactions include the sale of Wesfarmers’ interest in the Australian Railroad Group; being a member of the advisory team for Wesfarmers’ successful takeovers of Coles and Howard Smith; advising on the privatisation of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline; and the IPO’s for WA Newspapers, SGIO and Bankwest. Previous Non-Executive Director roles include Amcor Limited, West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited, Bank of Western Australia, Western Power Corporation and AlintaGas. Jennifer’s former advisory panel memberships include ASIC’s External Advisory Group, the Takeovers Panel, Corporations Law Simplification Task Force and WA Pearling Industry Advisory Panel.