The North Queensland Airports Board of Directors is comprised of:

Operations Board

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Emeritus Professor, Sandra Harding, AO (Chair)

Professor Sandra Harding AO served as Vice Chancellor and President of James Cook University from January 2007 to February 2022 and was responsible for ensuring clear and effective leadership and management across all operating sites, including campuses in Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Professor Harding has been involved in regional development activity in northern Australia and the global Tropics for many years and has undertaken a wide variety of senior university-aligned roles as well as memberships/directorships of local, national and international Boards and Councils. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of UniSuper, the Regional Australia Institute and the (NQ) Cowboys Community Foundation. Professor Harding also serves as a Member of the Board of Governors, Queensland Community Foundation.

Professor Harding holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the Australian National University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from The University of Queensland, a PhD in Sociology from North Carolina State University and an honorary Doctor of the University degree from Queensland University of Technology.

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Marko Josipovic

Marko Josipovic is an Investment Principal within the Infrastructure Investments Group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In his current role Marko has been involved in the initial investment and ongoing management of infrastructure businesses across OECD countries in the utilities, power generation and transportation sectors. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in New York, Marko worked in the infrastructure investment team at IFM Investors in Melbourne and at National Australia Bank as a member of the bank’s infrastructure project finance team in Sydney.

Marko graduated from The University of Adelaide with a double degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and Bachelor of Finance.

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Liz Savage

Liz has extensive experience in the travel, tourism & hospitality sectors, having held senior leadership roles in high growth, disruptive consumer businesses in the UK, Europe & Australia: including as Business Development Director of easyJet & Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Australia.

Now a full time company director, Liz’s portfolio includes Auckland International Airport, Intrepid Travel, FunLab and People Infrastructure. Previous Board roles include at Mantra Group, Swissport ANZ, Brisbane Marketing & Triathlon Australia.

Liz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Bristol, a Master’s degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University and studied at Harvard Business School.

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Hugh FitzSimons

Hugh has worked with Macquarie Asset Management for 20 years in both Sydney and New York. Hugh is the portfolio manager of The Infrastructure Fund (TIF), a $2.8bn infrastructure fund for which MAM is the Investment Manager. He is currently a Director of Port of Newcastle and was previously the Chair of Hobart Airport and Oceania Healthcare (NZ).

Hugh has degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the AICD.


Property Trust Board

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Colin Storrie

Colin Storrie has extensive financial and aviation experience, which includes Group Treasurer, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer roles within Qantas Airways Ltd. Up until 2021, Colin was the Managing Director, Group Portfolio Businesses at Woolworths Ltd and prior to that was Deputy CFO.   He has also held a number of director roles in both listed and non-listed companies including Qantas Airways Ltd, Jetset Travel Ltd, AIG Australia Ltd and AMP Bank Ltd. Prior to his roles at Qantas and Woolworths, Colin worked in investment banking and for the government of New South Wales.

Colin is a non-executive director of Endeavour Group Ltd, the Quantium Group Ltd and Chairman of PFD Food Services Ltd. He is also on the Investment Committee of W23 Investments Ltd and is an Advisory Board member to Commencer Capital. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wollongong, a graduate diploma in management from AGSM University of New South Wales, a fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

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Peter Varghese

Peter Varghese AO is the director of CARE Australia, and the Chancellor of The University of Queensland. Prior to this appointment, he served as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2012-2016). Previous senior appointments included High Commissioner to India (2009-2012), High Commissioner to Malaysia (2000-2002), Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (2004-2009), and Senior Advisor (International) to the Prime Minister of Australia (2003-2004). Peter Varghese was the author of a comprehensive India Economic Strategy to 2035 commissioned by the Australian Prime Minister and submitted in July 2018.

Peter was educated at The University of Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a University Medal in history in 1978. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Queensland in 2013.

Peter chairs The Advisory Council of Asialink, a body committed to deeper engagement with Asia, and also sits on the governing board of the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.

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Phillip Huyhn

Phillip is a director within Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Macquarie Specialised Asset Management (MSAM), which is the trustee of several of MAM’s Australian funds and managed accounts.

Phillip has previously been involved in the management of airports in Europe and Australia and has led valuations for MAM Real Assets Infrastructure Australia and New Zealand.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.