Warren Truss AC
The Hon Warren Truss AC 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.
Mark Campbell is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at ARTC, overseeing a team of more than 1,900 people in five states across Australia who manage the transit of around 450 trains per day. With more than 30 years of international experience in light and heavy industrial fields, Mark joined ARTC in 2020 from leading construction materials firm Holcim, where he led the company’s Australia and New Zealand divisions for eight years. A civil engineer by trade, Mark also has significant board experience as a former director of Holcim Australia and New Zealand, Cement Australia, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, Penrith Lakes Development Corporation, Skills DMC and Metromix.
Ms Gillian Brown joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2010. Gillian is an independent non-executive director with over 15 years board experience in infrastructure, debt capital markets and funds management. Until 2017, Gillian was a leading corporate and project finance lawyer and Partner at Minter Ellison Lawyers. Gillian has experience in complex corporate transactions, including public private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and risk allocation, work place health and safety and environmental, social and governance initiatives. Gillian is also a Non-Executive Director of QIC Limited, QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd and BRIC Housing. Gillian’s previous board roles include Chairman of Minter Ellison Lawyers and director of Queensland Treasury Corporation and DBCT Holdings Pty Ltd.
Vince Graham AM
Mr Vince Graham AM 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.
Ms Garnon was appointed to the ARTC Board as Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2018. Ms Garnon is a seasoned professional services expert with over 29 years’ experience in the accounting industry. Until recently, she was the Australian National Managing Partner for Taxation at KPMG. She was also a member of KPMG’s International Tax Steering Group and she has worked internationally with the firm as Chair of one of KPMG Global Tax Service Groups. Ms Garnon’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting Major) and Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University. She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Advisor and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Garnon is a Non-Executive Director of Alexium International Group Limited; a Non-Executive Director of The Smith Family; a Non-Executive Director of Creative Partnerships Australia; and a Non-Executive Director of Women Corporate Directors. She is also a Member of the Board of Taxation, an independent advisory board, that advises the Federal Treasurer and the Assistant Treasurer on Australia’s taxation policy, as well as a Member of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Major Performing Arts Panel.