Members of the Executive Committee
Terry is an infrastructure investment and development sector leader with over 20 years of industry credibility.
His experiences extend to working with all tiers of government in the fields of infrastructure planning, development, delivery and commercial transactions. As an engineer by trade, Terry’s insight into the sector has seen him manage and advance some of Queensland’s most complex private and public financed infrastructure programs.
Terry has held senior management roles in industry, local and state governments, leading a range of complex portfolios with infrastructure development outcomes.
Suzy Cairney – Holding Redlich
Suzy is a projects and commercial Partner at Holding Redlich specialising in project development and operational contracts in the ports, civil construction and resources sectors. She has experience both in Australia and overseas, and has advised government clients, principals, developers, contractors and operators on a wide range of major infrastructure projects.
Suzy has previously worked in-house as a European Counsel for an international port operator in Belgium, as Corporate Counsel for a Queensland water GOC and as in-house counsel to support the feasibility stage of a major new coal project for one of Australia’s largest miners. Known for her practical common sense approach and commerciality, Suzy understand the drivers behind getting the deal done.
Loren Hickey – John Holland
Loren has more than 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. With degrees in Civil Engineering, Marketing and Public Relations, Loren is a bid management, strategy and business development professional with experience across the civil infrastructure, building, rail, natural resources and property development sectors throughout Australia.
Jon Frew – KPMG
Jon is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Policy, Infrastructure and Planning Group who is specialises in the development of economic and financial appraisal of major infrastructure projects. Jon has worked within and alongside both the public and private sector, having been involved in the planning and development of some of the most significant urban and regional infrastructure projects and programs within Queensland and across Australia.
As a transport economist, Jon has an intimate knowledge of the planning, investment and asset lifecycle across transport modes including road, rail, freight and logistics and active transport. His broader experience covers water, energy, mining and tourism.
Peter Schenk– Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Economic Enabling Taskforce Chair
Peter Schenk is a partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a leading independent Australian firm. He has a deep understanding of major public project development having worked as a project legal specialist for over 25 years.
His exceptional service and business acumen helps put him at the forefront of some of the country’s most challenging infrastructure projects, acting on both the State and private sides of projects.
Peter’s support has been instrumental in major Queensland Government projects including Queensland Schools PPP, Gold Coast Light Rail (from business case, through stages 1 and 2), and Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
Private sector major projects in which Peter has represented consortiums and D&C contractors include Airport Link, CLEM7, Logan Motorway Expansion and Gateway Upgrade North projects.
Peter is recognised by peers and the broader industry, including being named “Best Lawyer – Construction/Infrastructure” in the Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2009-2017, and as “Lawyer of the Year – Construction/ Infrastructure – Brisbane” in the Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2016.
Gerard Paynter – WWD Capital
Funders Taskforce Chair
Gerard Paynter is a qualified accountant and experienced business advisor, having spent 25 years in stockbroking, audit, financial management and government relations.
At WWD Capital, Gerard is responsible for managing relationships with long-term partners and investors, including key government bodies.
As a senior advisor at Ord Minnett for almost a decade, Gerard assisted clients with their domestic and international investment activity across Australia.
Adam Boersma –EY
Digital Taskforce Chair
Adam is a Director from EYs Infrastructure Advisory practice, within the Economics, Regulation and Policy team. He has advised on infrastructure related issues for a range of public and private sector clients for close to 20 years.
Adam has a wide range of experience across the infrastructure life cycle, from policy, planning and business case phases through to construction. Most recently he has led projects focused on economic appraisal of regional roads, regional transport planning, and the challenges and opportunities of future mobility solutions in Queensland.
Luke Whistler -Delta Infrastructure Advisory
David Lester – Clayton Utz
Governance Subcommittee Chair
With a strong track record of advising on a number of major projects in Queensland, including Public Private Partnerships, David Lester works with clients from project structuring, procurement strategy, and tender formation through to evaluation, contract preparation, negotiation and administration.
He uses the invaluable commercial insight he’s gained from secondments to a number of the firm’s clients, including Macquarie Bank, Queensland Treasury, Queensland Cement Limited and ING Australia Ltd, to give sharp, practical advice to his clients, who include Government entities and major Australian companies and financial institutions.
David also advises borrowers and lenders on banking and finance matters including property, corporate, project and infrastructure financing.
Helen Hutchings – Phillips Group
Membership, Events and Communications Subcommittee Chair
Helen is a Group Executive Director at Phillips Group and leads the infrastructure and public sector business divisions. She has more than 20 years experience in communication, stakeholder engagement and issues and risk management, and is highly regarded for her strategic counsel. Helen has worked across all stages of project delivery from procurement and commercial transactions to planning, design and construction. Her major projects experience encompasses the water, transport, rail, resources and energy and property sectors.
Steve is a qualified civil engineer and experienced executive with almost 30 years’ experience in delivery of major infrastructure & building projects. Steve’s infrastructure experience spans the breadth of project delivery models in both private and public sector financed and he has a passion for unlocking value through relationship contracting.
Steve has enjoyed influential roles in major contracting companies in Queensland as Civil Manager, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer and now practices with the Flagstaff Consulting Group in Brisbane. He is a past president of the Queensland Major Contractors Association, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and a Fellow to the Australian Institute of Building (FAIB).
He is a qualified Gateway Reviewer and Dispute Avoidance Board practitioner and is experienced in the conduct of Assurance Reviews for Government agencies and Government Owned Corporations.
Kim has been the Executive Assistant of the IAQ since September 2014. She has extensive project management, event management and marketing experience. Kim specialises in being a jack of all trades.