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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
Scullin

CHAIRMAN

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
ESLAKE

DIRECTOR

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
EVANS

DIRECTOR

Kim is an experienced senior executive having held a number of different positions with the Tasmanian Government for over 30 years. Kim was the Secretary of State Growth, and also the CEO and a Director of the Tasmanian Development Board from 2014 (when State Growth was created) until August 2023. In this role he had responsibility for a diverse range of functions including industry and business development, workforce development, transport and infrastructure, resources including renewable energy and mining, tourism development, arts and sport and recreation. Before that he held numerous other head of agency roles over 16 years including as Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.


He has extensive experience as a non-Executive Director and Chairman of numerous Government and private sector Boards. He was a founding Director of Tasmanian Irrigation and was closely involved in the delivery of the company’s first nine irrigation schemes. He led the establishment of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and also the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (now the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies) chairing the Boards of each for over a decade. He is currently a Director of Tasmanian Leaders and also Chairman of Salmon Enterprises of Tasmania. Kim holds numerous other state and national committee roles including as a member of the Premier’s Visitor Economy Advisory Committee. He also has extensive not for profit experience including as Chairman of the Fahan School Board for 5 years.

Chris Oldfield

DIRECTOR

Chris Oldfield’s earlier working life was in the areas of Human Resources management and labour relations in the manufacturing and resources industries.  Chris worked for almost 20 years with Australian resources company North Broken Hill Limited in senior roles in Public Affairs and issues and crisis management.

From 2000 util 2010, Chris acted as independent consultant in public affairs and political lobbying and in 2010 was appointed as Chief Executive of Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd.  In his five years as CEO Chris oversaw the development of 12 regionally significant irrigation scheme which has substantially changed agriculture in Tasmania.

From 2015 2019, Chris was Australian Consul- General in San Francisco responsible for Australia with a responsibility that included the northwestern States of the USA. During this period, Chris was Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner of the West Coast and for a period acted as Consul General in Toronto, Canada.

Since his return to Australia in 2019 Chris has been a non-Executive Director on Tasmania Boards including Sonic Civil Construction and the Regional Tourism Organisation, West by Northwest.  Chris is also currently Executive Chair of Hobart based defence manufacturing company, Sentinel Boats Pty Ltd, manufacturer of tactical water craft for military and emergency services.
 

christine covington

DIRECTOR

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

DIRECTOR

Cathy Hales is a business leader and company director, having led businesses in complex operating environments in Australia, the US and Europe.

Cathy is currently CEO Wealth Pacific at Mercer, a leader in investment and superannuation solutions. Prior to joining Mercer in July 2023, Cathy held a range of non-executive director positions, with listed and unlisted financial services organisations. From 2011 to 2018, Cathy led Fidante Partners (part of ASX-listed Challenger Limited) where she oversaw its growth to become Australia’s largest and fastest growing multi-boutique investment management platform. Prior to Fidante Partners, Cathy held 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.
 

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