BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors brings together a range of skills, experience and expertise to provide a pivotal role in the development of the Mac Point site.
Under the Macquarie Point Development Corporation Act 2012 the Corporation’s Board is to consist of the Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer, and not less than three, and no more than six other people.
The Corporation’s Board, besides the Chief Executive Officer, are appointed by the Governor of Tasmania on the recommendation of the Minister for a maximum of three years per term.
Brian’s early career was working for the Australian Government. His executive career in superannuation and financial services between 1987 and 2002 saw him appointed inaugural Executive Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. In September 1993 Brian was appointed Vice President, Business Strategy, Bankers Trust Australia Limited and subsequently Executive Vice President, Funds Management. This role involved responsibility for all non-investment functions including legal, compliance, operations, technology, marketing and human resources. From November 1997 Brian was promoted to President, Japan Bankers Trust Company Limited and, following a takeover by Deutsche Bank in 1999, Brian was made Regional Head of Asia/Pacific, Deutsche Asset Management. Brian retired from fulltime employment in 2002 and since then has held a number of non-executive and industry positions including with Spark Infrastructure, Dexus Property Group, BT Investment Management and Hastings Funds Management. Currently, he is also Chair of Propel Funeral Partners.
Saul worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years, including as Chief Economist at McIntosh Securities (a stockbroking firm) in the late 1980s, Chief Economist at National Mutual Funds Management in the early 1990s, as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) from 1995 to 2009, and as Chief Economist for Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 until June 2015. In between these last two positions he was Director of the Productivity Growth program at the Grattan Institute.
In July 2015, Saul started up his own economics consultancy business, operating out of Hobart, and in April 2016 took up a part-time position as a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania. Saul is a member of the Australian Parliamentary Budget Office’s Expert Advisory Panel and the Australian Taxation Office’s ‘Tax Gap’ Project Expert Panel; and is on the Advisory Board of Jamieson Coote Bonds, a Melbourne-based specialist bond investment manager. He was a non-executive director of Hydro Tasmania from 2008 until 2018, and Chair of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board from 2005 until 2011.
Kim has been a Head of Agency in Tasmania for more than 20 years and was appointed Secretary of the Department of State Growth in September 2014, where he works closely with the Office of the Coordinator-General and Infrastructure Tasmania. He represents the Tasmanian Government on several state and national boards and committees including the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and Tasmanian Irrigation.
Chris is a business executive and company director with experience in a range of industries including defence, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, forestry and action sports.
He held senior management roles with the Australian resources company, North Broken Hill Limited for 20 years and is the former Chief Executive of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association and Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd. Chris is a former member of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council and from 2015 until 2019 served as Australia’s Consul-General and Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in San Francisco.
Chris is currently chair of the maritime defence manufacturer the PFG Group, civil engineering company Sonic Civil investments and the Regional Tourism Organisation, West by North West representing the tourism industry on King island, the Tasmanian North West region and the West Coast.
Christine is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, with over 35 years’ experience in real property, environmental and planning law. She is a partner and board member of national law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Urban renewal is an area of particular focus and she has acted on some of the largest urban renewal projects in NSW including the former Kent Brewery Site at Broadway in Sydney, the Green Square urban renewal project, the former British American Tobacco site at Pagewood and Central Barangaroo.
In addition to her legal practice, Christine has extensive experience serving on statutory boards. She chairs the ACT City Renewal Authority Board, is a former board member of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, a former board member of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and was also a board member and then chair of City West Housing Pty Limited, a NSW affordable housing provider. For over a decade, Christine has served on the Industrial Committee of the Property Council of Australia, NSW Chapter. From 2007 – 2009, Christine served as a State Government appointee to the Central Sydney Planning Committee, the body responsible for assessment of major development in the Sydney CBD. In October 2022, Christine was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the Committee for Sydney.
Cathy Hales is a strategic adviser and company director, having led businesses in complex operating environments in Australia, the US and Europe.
Cathy is a co-founder of amicaa, which is active in corporate advisory and specialist in Australian and New Zealand private debt investments, that operates in joint venture with Carlyle’s Global Credit platform. She is also a non-executive director at ASX-listed Navigator Global Investments (ASX:NGI).
Cathy previously led Fidante Partners (part of ASX-listed Challenger Limited) to become Australia’s fastest growing multi-boutique investment platform, serving as non-executive director with each of the platform’s 15 affiliate firms for over seven years. This followed senior roles with industry leading firms in listed and private asset classes, including five years’ leading the product development and marketing for the global real estate and infrastructure investments business of Deutsche Asset Management (known as RREEF), based in New York.
Cathy brings to boards strong investment and financial acumen, deep experience in people and culture strategy and seasoned counsel for product innovation, marketing strategy and strategic partnerships to transform business growth.