The Board is the governing body responsible for Infrastructure WA's strategic direction and operations. The Board comprises an independent Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and eight Board members. The Board provides strategic policy direction and oversight for planning, management and performance. With a mix of leading business people with expertise in infrastructure and the State's most senior public servants, the Board brings together the experience required to guide Infrastructure WA's important work. The Infrastructure Western Australia Act 2019 requires that the number of Board members who are government employees must not exceed the number of Board members who are not.
John Langoulant AO (Chairperson)
John Langoulant has extensive experience leading private, public and not for profit entities and is a highly respected member of the WA community.
John was appointed Chair of Infrastructure WA in July 2019, having previously held the position of Western Australian Under Treasurer. He has also held Chief Executive positions with Australian Capital Equity, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and the Oakajee Port and Rail project.
John currently holds non-executive director positions across a diverse portfolio of public, private and not for profit businesses. These roles are predominantly in Western Australia but also in the Northern Territory and at the national level.
In 2018 John led a Special Inquiry into the Western Australian Government’s Programs and Projects across the period 2008-2017. In 2007 he chaired the Major Stadia Taskforce which gave rise to the development of Optus Stadium and has undertaken other inquiries for the Western Australian and Northern Territory Governments.
John was recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to business and commerce, particularly through his leadership and management roles and to the community of Western Australia. In 2011 he was recognised in the Citizen WA Awards for his services to business
Nicole Lockwood (Deputy Chairperson)
Nicole was appointed as Deputy Chairperson of Infrastructure WA in July 2019.
Nicole is passionate about the creation of engaged and thriving cities. With a background in law and regional economic development, she works with Government and the private sector to develop long-term infrastructure plans to secure the future prosperity and liveability of our cities and regions.
Nicole is the Chairperson of the Freight and Logistics Council which is charged with progressing issues of strategic importance to the State’s freight and logistics activities.
She also holds Board roles with the Green Building Council of Australia, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and also chairs the Sienna Wood Joint Venture.
Wayne Zekulich (Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Chairperson)
Wayne Zekulich has substantial experience in advising, structuring and financing transactions in the infrastructure and resources sectors
Wayne is a Consultant and Non-Executive Director. He has a broad range of experience covering advice on mergers and acquisitions, arranging and underwriting project financings, privatisations, and debt and equity capital markets.
He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Gindalbie Metals Ltd and prior to that the Chief Development Officer of Oakajee Port and Rail. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Business Degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Currently, Wayne consults to Deutsche Bank and is Chairman of the listed company Pantoro Limited. In the not-for-profit sector, he is a member of the John Curtin Gallery advisory board and a board member of The Lester Prize.
Terry Agnew (Board Member)
Terry Agnew is an experienced director and chief executive officer.
Terry has extensive experience across a range of industries including mobility, transport, insurance, finance, oil and gas, consulting engineering and management consulting. He was Group CEO for RAC for 20 years up until March 2019.
Terry is currently the Chair of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals, EDGE Employment Solutions (a Disability Employment Service) and the Curtin University Business and Law Advisory Council. He is a Director of RAA Insurance, MDA National Insurance and is a Councillor of Curtin University Council.
His previous experience includes being a Director of the Australian Institute of Management and he was the National President from 2008-2010. Terry has also been a Director of the Insurance Commission of WA, the West Coast Eagles and he was the State President of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He was a Founding Member of CEOs for Gender Equity.
Michael Barnes (ex officio Board Member)
Michael Barnes is the Western Australian Under Treasurer.
As Under Treasurer, Michael is the principal economic and financial adviser to the State Government, with statutory responsibilities around the management and reporting of the State's finances, including formulation of the annual State Budget. As Under Treasurer, he is also responsible for leading the Western Australian Department of Treasury.
Michael has a Bachelor of Business with Honours in Economics. Born and raised in Perth, Michael moved to Canberra after graduating from university to take up a position in the Commonwealth Treasury, where he worked for nearly six years, mainly in the area of taxation policy.
Michael returned to Perth in late 1997 and has been working at the State Treasury ever since, in various roles spanning revenue policy, economic and revenue forecasting, Commonwealth-State financial relations, fiscal strategy and whole-of-government financial reporting.
He commenced acting in the role of Under Treasurer in February 2014, and was officially appointed to the role in April 2015. As Under Treasurer, he is also Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation, which is the State's central borrowing authority.
Kerryl Bradshaw (Board Member and Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Member)
Kerryl Bradshaw is passionate about protecting and driving business value.
Kerryl is an accomplished Western Australian Senior Executive and Business Leader of more than 20 years. She has led businesses through significant change, across a number of industries, including banking, mining, engineering and technology. She has held a wide variety of roles, in strategy, commercial, operations, capital projects, innovation, and business development.
Kerryl has maintained a keen interest in technology and innovation throughout her career, which has led to her current role, Director of the Resources Industry for Microsoft. This is an executive role primarily responsible for assisting the resource industry to achieve its goals through digital transformation.
Prior to this, Kerryl held senior leadership roles at Worley and Rio Tinto. At Worley, Kerryl was APAC (Asia Pacific) Regional Director, a multi-faceted executive leadership role, which saw her responsible for delivering its transformative strategy. Within Rio Tinto, she held a number of executive roles across three continents, driving the growth and transformation of Rio Tinto globally.
Kerryl is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University.
In 2020, Kerryl was appointed to IWA’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.
Rebecca Brown (ex officio Board Member)
Rebecca Brown is the Acting Director General at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Rebecca Brown took on the role of Acting Director General at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in March 2020. Prior to this appointment, Rebecca was the Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, and as part of this role was also Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Western Australia.
Rebecca has worked across both Federal and State government agencies in a range of senior roles across revenue and economic policy, social policy, resourcing and performance. Most recently she oversaw the reform of the WA health system, including the establishment of a new governance model and the development of the Health Services Act 2016.
Rebecca has held senior positions at both WA Treasury and the WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet, where she oversaw key reforms between the public and non-profit community sectors.
Rebecca holds an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Gail McGowan (ex officio Board Member)
Gail McGowan collaborates across Government to deliver economic and social benefits to the State.
Gail is the Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, the State Government agency responsible for planning and managing land and heritage throughout the State.
She has held senior positions across Government including at Worksafe and the former Department of State Development. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of Chief Executive Women of Australia; CEOs for Gender Equity; Leadership WA; Murdoch Vice Chancellor’s External Advisory Board; Western Australian Planning Commission; Pastoral Lands Board and the Transport Infrastructure and Station Precinct Executive Committee.
Gail was awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday honours for her outstanding public service to land use, planning and industry development in Western Australia. She also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Murdoch University in 2019 to recognise her career achievements and demonstrated leadership qualities.
Richard Sellers (Board Member)
Richard Sellers is a long-standing public servant who is well recognised for his contributions to the sector.
Richard Sellers was appointed Director General of the Department of Jobs Tourism Science and Innovation in March 2020. In this role, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Western Australia.
Prior to his appointment, Richard held a number of senior roles in the public sector, including Director General of the Department of Transport, Commissioner for Main Roads WA, CEO of the Public Transport Authority and Director General of the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
As head of the Transport Portfolio, Richard was responsible for setting the strategic direction of transport in WA, shaping the development of a number of major integrated transport plans and leading the implementation of the State’s transformational capital projects.
Andrea Sutton (Board Member and Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Member)
Andrea Sutton has a broad range of experience in the resources sector.
Andrea has more than 20 years' operational, technical and corporate experience in the resources industry. She has held positions as Rio Tinto Iron Ore General Manager – Infrastructure and Chief Executive and Managing Director of Energy Resources of Australia. She has also been head of health, safety, security and environment services for Rio Tinto.
She is currently a non-executive director of Energy Resources of Australia.
Andrea is a member of Engineers Australia, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Chief Executive Women and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2020, Andrea was appointed to IWA’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.