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Director Profiles

Mr Paul O’Sullivan
Chair and Non-executive Director

Paul is the inaugural Chair of WSA, appointed in August 2017. He is Chair of Singtel Optus Pty Ltd and was previously Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singtel Group (Consumer) from 2012–2014 where he was responsible for operations in both Singapore and Australia, as well as Singtel investments. Paul previously served as CEO of Optus from September 2004 to March 2012, and prior to this held a range of senior positions within Optus. Paul has also held management roles with the Colonial Group and the Royal Dutch Shell Group in Canada, the Middle East, Australia and United Kingdom. Paul currently serves as a Director on several Boards including Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and HOOQ Digital Pte. Ltd.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Economics (First Class) from Trinity College, Dublin, and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Mrs Fiona Balfour
Non-executive Director

Fiona has over 35 years’ experience across aviation, information and telecommunication services, distribution and logistics and corporate governance. She spent 14 years with Qantas Airways Limited and served six years on the Executive Committee as Chief Information Officer. Fiona is currently an independent Non-executive Director with Airservices Australia and Metcash Limited and is a nominee Director for PSPIB of Canada at Land Services South Australia Limited. Fiona is a former nominee Director of Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (‘SITA-SC’) Geneva, and former independent Non-executive Director of Salmat Limited, TAL (Dai-ichi Life) Australia, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and a number of not-for-profit organisations.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University; a Graduate Diploma in Information Management from the University of NSW; and a Master of Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Fiona is also a Fellow of Monash University, and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Tim Eddy
Non-executive Director

Tim has over 30 years’ experience leading and managing in a professional services environment, including most recently as Managing Partner Operations, Oceania at Ernst & Young. Throughout his career he has developed expertise in a range of areas including: global and national transformation and change; developing new service offerings; growth strategies for business operations; risk management and governance best practice and driving sound financial outcomes.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, Tim has completed further study in Creating Value from Strategy at London Business School, and in Leading Professional Services Firms at Harvard Business School.

Mr Vince Graham AM
Non-executive Director

Vince brings over 30 years’ experience in senior and chief executive roles in infrastructure and public transport across the public sector. He has considerable knowledge of infrastructure projects in NSW, having been CEO of Networks NSW and RailCorp NSW, where he had responsibility for the $30 billion public private partnership Waratah train project. Vince also sits on the Board of the Australian Rail Track Corporation and Western City & Aerotropolis Authority. A lifelong resident of Penrith, he brings to WSA a strong connection to Western Sydney.

Vince holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), a Graduate Diploma in Management, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Anthea Hammon
Non-executive Director

Anthea is the Managing Director of Scenic World, a third-generation family business which has been operating in the Blue Mountains for more than 70 years. As head of Australia’s most visited privately-owned tourist attraction, and a mechanical engineer, she has played a leading role in driving the company’s strategy of investment and growth, and brings 15 years of knowledge and experience in the tourism industry. She is a Director of Scenic World’s parent company Hammons Holdings, which also operates BridgeClimb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Anthea is also the Vice President of the Blue Mountains Accommodation and Tourism Association, Director of Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and previously served as Director of the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association.

Anthea holds a Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons), and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Christine Spring
Non-executive Director

Christine is an expert in aviation infrastructure development and airport operations, as well as a civil engineer with approximately 20 years’ experience. She has Australian and international experience in aviation infrastructure delivery, including in New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Christine is currently on the Board of Auckland International Airport, where her experience in aviation infrastructure and executive management is contributing to implementing its 30-year vision for the airport of the future. Christine is also a Director of Unison Networks Ltd, and Unison Contracting Services Ltd.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Auckland; a Master of Science (Engineering) from the University of Texas, USA; a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School; and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors (New Zealand).

Mr John Weber
Non-executive Director

John is currently Chair of the Airservices Australia Board. In addition to being a Director on several Boards including Australian Maritime Systems Group and Dimeo Group, John is also on the Global Advisory Board of Elevate Services, a global technology and consulting company. He was Chief Executive of Minter Ellison and later a Managing Partner and member of the international executive of DLA Piper. John has worked extensively in industry and government across a diverse range of sectors, including transport, defence, infrastructure and financial services. He brings considerable Board experience from his roles in a number of public, private and not-for-profit organisations.

John holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University.