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Refreshing the board while maintaining continuity

During the year, the terms of two non-executive directors, Claire Filson and Paul Binsted, expired. We thank them for their diligent work and invaluable service to MIC.

To maintain continuity, in December 2018, Kerry Schott AO was reappointed as Chair for an additional 12-month term. Dr Schott has served as MIC’s inaugural Chair since the company was established in 2012. Her reappointment will provide continuity for this important infrastructure project during the next stages of planning and construction.

In March 2019, Lucio Di Bartolomeo was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Board and reappointed as a non-executive director for an additional three‑year term. Mr Di Bartolomeo has considerable experience in the engineering, transport, logistics and infrastructure sectors. His reappointment will also support continuity during the next stage of planning and construction.

The year also saw the appointment of four new directors, each for a three-year term:

  • Andrew Harrison – appointed July 2018. Mr Harrison is a senior company director, former ASX100 CFO, and corporate adviser, with particular expertise in capital transactions and the construction and logistics industries.
  • Christine Holman – appointed July 2018. Ms Holman has more than 20 years’ experience in senior roles across the media, property, industrial and technology sectors.
  • Erin Flaherty – appointed March 2019. Ms Flaherty has a wealth of experience in managing large infrastructure projects as well as legal, corporate governance and finance skills.
  • The Hon Jim Lloyd – appointed June 2019. Mr Lloyd served in the Australian Parliament as the Member for Robertson for 11 years and was Federal Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads from July 2004 to November 2007.

These appointments add valuable skills to MIC’s highly experienced board, giving it additional depth of skills to oversee the business as MIC’s role transforms from infrastructure development to monitoring compliance of the open access regime when the IMEX terminal begins operating.