Peter Duncan AM – Chair
Mr Peter Duncan AM was appointed Chair of the ARTC Board in February 2023. He has over 40 years’ experience in government and infrastructure, working at local, state and national level. He has held various senior public sector roles with local government, NSW Premier and Cabinet, Transport for NSW, Primary Industries and the Olympic Coordination Authority.
His current appointments include Chair of Water NSW, Deputy Chair and Commissioner of the NSW Independent Planning Commission, Non-Executive Director of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, and Advisory Board member of NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation and the Office of Projects Victoria. He is also the principal of his own advisory business.
In addition, Peter was previously Chair of InfraSol Group, the NSW Corrective Services Advisory Board, the Australian Road Research Board and Austroads, and was also formerly Chair and Advisor for Project Control Groups and Precinct Board at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a Companion of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
Ms Rosheen Garnon was appointed to the ARTC Board as a Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2018. Rosheen is a seasoned professional services expert with over 29 years’ experience in the accounting industry. Rosheen’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting Major) and Bachelor of Law 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.
Rosheen is Chair and a Non-Executive Director of Alexium International Group Limited; a Non-Executive Director of Resolution Life Australia; and Deputy Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. She is also Chair of the Board of Taxation. Her volunteer and Not for Profit Roles include a Non-Executive Director of The Smith Family; Member of the University of Sydney Finance Committee; Non-Executive Director of Venues NSW; a Non- Executive Director of Creative Partnerships Australia; and a Non-Executive Director of Women Corporate Directors.
Mr Ryan Arrold was appointed to the ARTC Board as Non-Executive Director on 30 March 2022. Ryan is a lawyer, corporate advisor, company director and founder with more than 20 years international experience. Currently, Ryan works with developers and principal investors in the power sector across Australia and South East Asia. Ryan commenced his career as a corporate & projects lawyer in Tokyo, Sydney, London and New York – most latterly with U.S firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He then joined J.P. Morgan’s London office as Vice President to advise on debt & equity financings in the power, infrastructure, private equity and transport sectors across the emerging markets of Central & Eastern Europe, the former USSR, the Middle East and North Africa. Subsequent to this period in professional services, Ryan spent time in private equity, investing across the Asia-Pacific power sector and in Australasian agribusinesses, notably co-founding (and successfully exiting) dairy distributor Aspen Nutritionals Hong Kong. For a short time Ryan was interim CFO of Airnorth – Northern Australia’s regional airline – co-ordinating its sale to current owners. Ryan holds Masters’ degrees in laws and criminology from the University of Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Keira Brennan was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 30 March 2022. Keira is a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience advising in the energy and resources sectors. She has been a Partner of several leading law firms including Minter Ellison, Clayton Utz and currently at Norton Rose Fulbright where she heads up the company’s Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities team in Australia.
Keira is also a former Director of the Energy and Resources Law Association Board.
The Hon Katrina Hodgkinson is a Director of several Australian Boards. She is Chair of the Realise Business Board and Chair of the multi-billion dollar Holdmark Property Group’s Advisory Board. Katrina Hodgkinson is Vice Chair of Korean Metals Exploration, a Board Member of Shake It Up Australia Foundation (in affiliation with the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research), and she is a NSW Patron of the Justice Reform Initiative. Katrina is immediate past Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Australia’s Academic and Research Network. She has been a NSW Justice of the Peace for the past 30 years, has a Masters in Business Administration, and she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Katrina was involved in both State and Federal parliaments for over 21 years, as a Minister and Assistant Minister in the NSW Government with the portfolios of Primary Industries (including Lands and Water), Small Business, and Tourism and Major Events and as a senior adviser in the Howard Government. As a Member of Parliament representing the large inland regional NSW electorates of Burrinjuck and Cootamundra, Katrina represented the railway townships of Goulburn, Cootamundra and Junee for nearly 20 years and she has extensive experience in working with railway communities, managing cultural change and driving reform in regional areas. Katrina has been involved with both the Inland Railway and the operations of the ARTC since their inception.
Dr Collette Burke
Dr Collette Burke was appointed to the ARTC Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2023. She is a highly qualified and experienced engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the infrastructure construction sector.
Collette was the inaugural Victorian Chief Engineer and has a strong understanding of the rail industry. Notably, she’s held various senior roles with Leighton Contractors and management positions with Thiess John Holland. In addition, Collette is a Non-Executive Director of Marinus Link and VicTrack.