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    Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    New South Bank Corporation Board to guide precinct’s future success

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Tuesday, March 01, 2016

    New South Bank Corporation Board to guide precinct’s future success

    A new South Bank Corporation Board, announced today, will guide the world-class precinct into a new era, with members bringing a wealth of experience in infrastructure, urban planning, business and design.

    In announcing the three-year appointments, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Jackie Trad, said the new Board’s experience and skills would bring a fresh approach to the South Bank Corporation.

    “South Bank is not only one of Brisbane’s most vibrant spaces, but is also fast becoming one of Australia’s most internationally recognised attractions with around 11 million visitors a year,” Ms Trad said.

    “More than 150 of the state’s most popular cultural events continue to call South Bank home each year, including the spectacular Brisbane Festival and Riverfire.

    “Just next week, the precinct will host some of the world’s most impressive thought leaders at the World Science Festival from 9-13 March, showcasing local scientists and performers from right across the Asia Pacific region.

    “As South Brisbane continues to grow, it’s important that we preserve the precinct’s much loved open spaces and low rise architecture, while also ensuring South Bank continues to be a great place for our community.

    “I welcome and look forward to working with the incoming Board members to ensure this increasingly popular and cherished space keeps getting better.

    “With experience spanning from property economics, Harvard University research in urban design and tourism, executive management and small business expertise, I’m confident this new Board’s skills are well suited to meet the objectives and functions of the South Bank Corporation.

    “The new Chairperson, Dr Catherin Bull AM, is a well-respected academic specialising in urban planning, after an earlier career in landscape architecture, and currently serves on the board of Building Queensland.

    “Dr Bull will be joined by eight Board Members: Ms Susan Forrester, Mr Matthew Miller, Ms Andrea Kenafake, Mr Timothy Quinn, Ms Stephanie Wyeth, Mr Richard Kirk, Mr Michael Power AM and the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s Deputy Director-General of Planning, Mr Stuart Moseley.”

    Incoming Chairperson, Dr Catherin Bull AM, said this was an exciting opportunity to lead South Bank into the future.

    “Over three decades, Queensland has invested a great deal to make South Bank its favourite front yard, the place where the community comes to meet, celebrate, have fun and welcome visitors,” Dr Bull said.

    “The importance of South Bank’s role can only increase as the city and state move into their next phase of development and engage with even greater energy not only locally, but globally.

    “I am sure that I speak for all of the incoming members of the Board in committing to a South Bank that builds on previous investment, expressing our unique way of life and being manifestly ‘ours’.”

    The appointments of the Chairperson and Members will occur from 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2019.

    “I thank outgoing Chairperson Victor Hoog Antink and his fellow Board Members for their service and leadership at South Bank Corporation,” Ms Trad said.

    South Bank Corporation is responsible for planning, developing and managing the South Bank precinct.

    The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning has administrative responsibility for the South Bank Corporation Act 1989 while Brisbane City Council manages the parkland precinct under an arrangement with the Corporation and State Government for both the South Bank and Roma Street Parklands.


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    South Bank Corporation Board Incoming Members

    1)      Emeritus Professor, Dr Catherin Bull AM, FAILA, MAICD, MLArch University of Melbourne (urban open space systems) and DrDes Harvard University (planning and design of infrastructure for sustainable tourism in remote Australia). Dr Bull has had a significant academic career in urban planning and design, built on an early architectural career. She serves on boards, review panels and design juries across Australia, advising all levels of government and industry on land and urban development, design and management, policy strategy, process, outcomes and governance. She currently sits on the boards of Building Queensland and the Design Directorate, UrbanGrowth NSW.

    2)      Ms Susan Forrester is professional Chairperson and Company Director across ASX listed, public and private companies. She is a nationally recognised corporate governance specialist. Ms Forrester is a qualified lawyer and holds a number of current board positions including Chair of National Veterinary Care Ltd, membership of Uniting Care Queensland, G8 Education Ltd, Xenith IP group and Over the Wire Ltd. She is a former Ergon Energy board member.

    3)      Mr Matthew Miller is currently the Development Manager, Leasing for Grocon Developments and has held a number of executive and management positions in the Queensland property sector. Mr Miller is a current board member of the Inclusive Brisbane Board and the Convenor of the BCC Professional Advice Alliance. He is a former board member of the Urban Land Development Authority (now Economic Development Queensland) and was president of the Brisbane Development Association from 2010 to 2012.  

    4)      Mr Tim Quinn is a former Lord Mayor of Brisbane (2003-2004).  He is a previous member of the South Bank Corporation Board from 2007 to 2012.  During his time as Councillor for the Dutton Park Ward he was the Chair of the Council’s Planning and Development Committee and has extensive experience with community projects both during his tenure in Council and through his own voluntary community commitments.  He was a Management Committee member for the former West End Community House (now Community +) for 29 years.

    5)      Ms Stephanie Wyeth has more than 20 years’ experience in social planning across government, NGO, academic and private sectors, with particular expertise in social infrastructure and master planning projects. Ms Wyeth is a current director at Urbis, a national consulting firm specialising in property, planning and design. She currently sits on the Professional Development Committee for the Queensland division of the Planning Institute of Australia.

    6)      Mr Richard Kirk is a registered architect and the Principal Director of the architecture practice; KIRK (formerly Richard Kirk Architect). He is a current Queensland Chapter President and board member and National Executive Honorary Treasurer of the Australian Institute of Architects. He is a Member of the Board of Architects of Queensland, Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and a Member of the Brisbane City Council Independent Design Advisory Panel. He is a former member of the Urban Land Development Authority Design Review Panel and an inaugural Board member on the Board for Urban Places.

    7)      Mr Michael Power AM has had over 40 years of experience in the construction and development industries and over 33 years’ experience as the Group Board Chairman and Managing Director of the BMD Group. BMD is an industry leader in the construction and urban development sector and is one of Australia’s largest privately owned construction and urban development organisations. Mr Power has been a BCC nominated member of the Corporation Board since 1997. 

    8)      Ms Andrea Kenafake is currently a member of Brisbane City Council’s Executive Management Team and the Divisional Manager of City Planning and Sustainability.  She is the Chair of the City Parklands Services Pty Ltd Board, overseeing the management of the South Bank and Roma Street Parklands.  Ms Kenafake has a background in Workplace Rehabilitation, and since 2008 has been working in city planning and sustainability at BCC. Ms Kenafake is a BCC nominee to the Corporation Board.

    9)      Mr Stuart Moseley was recently appointed the Deputy Director-General of Planning for the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.  He joined the Department from the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Mr Moseley is a former CEO of the Adelaide City Council. He holds qualifications in Town Planning and has over 25 years’ experience in planning and development, with a particular emphasis on transport and infrastructure.