The Qube Board consists of highly experienced industry leaders who promote a positive and transparent culture.  They provide strategic guidance to the Qube Leadership Team delivering value to our investors.

Board

Mr. Allan Davies

Chairman

 

 

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Chair – Safety, Health and Environment Committee
Member – Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Davies has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian and international coal and metalliferous mining industries, and has worked in operational roles up to executive director.

From 2000 – 2006, Mr. Davies also worked for Patrick Corporation Limited as Director – Operations. This position included responsibility for Patrick’s interest in Pacific National, Patrick Shipping, Patrick General Stevedoring and Patrick Autocare.

Mr. Davies was a Director of Pacific National from 2001, when it was acquired by Toll and Patrick, until 2006. Mr. Davies was also a Director of Queensland Rail and the former QR National (predecessor to Aurizon) from 1 October 2008 – 2011. Mr. Davies is also a Non-Executive Director of King Island Scheelite Limited.

Mr. Davies became a Director of Qube in 2011 and, with the resignation of Mr. Corrigan, was appointed as Chairman in 2017.

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Mr. Sam Kaplan

Deputy Chairman

Non-Executive Director

 

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Chair – Audit and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Kaplan is Managing Director of Kaplan Funds Management Pty Limited and one of Qube’s founders. He served as investment manager from Qube’s establishment in 2006 until its restructure in 2011.

Mr. Kaplan is also a founder of Patrick Corporation Limited and was involved in that company’s strategic planning. During his tenure at Patrick, he was involved with a number of acquisitions, including Pacific National and the former Virgin Blue, now Virgin Australia.

Mr. Kaplan is a Director and Member of the Investment Committee of Maritime Super, and a Member of the NAB Private Wealth Investment Council.

He was appointed a Director of Qube in 2011.

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Mr. Maurice James

Managing Director

 

 

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Member – Safety, Health and Environment Committee

Mr. James has over 30 years’ experience in the engineering, ports and logistics industries.

He spent his early career at the Port of Melbourne Corporation, initially as an engineer, then working through various roles to become head of commercial operations.

Mr. James was an integral part of Patrick Corporation Limited’s executive team from 1994 –2006. His last position at Patrick was Executive Director – Ports, which included responsibility for Patrick’s container terminals and port logistics businesses.

Mr. James has held various roles at Qube-related companies since 2007. He became a Director of Qube in 2011 and, upon the Company’s corporatisation later the same year, was appointed Managing Director.

Mr. James is also a Director of the Australian Logistics Council and sits on the New South Wales Freight Advisory Council. In 2017, he was appointed to the Australian Government’s National Freight and Supply Chain Expert Panel, tasked with identifying the key priorities for the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.

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Mr. Ross Burney

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Member – Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Burney is Chief Executive of Hume Partners. He has over 25 years’ experience as an accountant and investment manager previously with BDO Chartered Accountants, Brierley Investments Limited, Guinness Peat Group and Taverners Group.

Mr. Burney was Director of Oncard International Limited from 2010–2015 and Ruralco Holdings Limited from 2014 – 2016.

He was appointed a Director of Qube in 2011.

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Mr. Peter Dexter

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Chair – Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member – Safety, Health and Environment Committee

Mr. Dexter has over 40 years’ experience in the maritime and logistics industries, both in Australia and overseas.

He is Chairman of the Australian National Maritime Museum, and a Director of Wilhelmsen Investments Pty Limited.

Prior to his Non-Executive roles with the Wilhelmsen Group of Companies, Mr. Dexter was Regional Director of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and a member of that company’s global management team.

He was appointed a Director of Qube in 2011.

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Mr. Alan Miles

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Member – Safety, Health and Environment Committee
Member – Audit and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Miles is Managing Director of “K” Line (Australia) Pty Limited. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the Australian shipping industry, including management roles with Bulk, Liner and PCC Shipping.

Mr. Miles is also Chairman of Prixcar Services Pty Limited, a Director of Kawasaki Australia and other Kawasaki-affiliated companies in Australia, and a Member of the Policy Council of Shipping Australia.

He was appointed a Director of Qube in 2011.

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Ms. Sue Palmer

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Member – Audit and Risk Management Committee

Ms. Palmer has more than 30 years’ of financial and commercial experience in a range of industry sectors including construction, mining, energy, infrastructure and agriculture.

She has held senior executive roles with companies across Australia and Asia, including Incitec, CS Energy, Leighton Contractors, and Thiess Pty Limited, a subsidiary of CIMIC (formerly Leighton Holdings), where she served as Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Palmer is also currently a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of ASX-listed RCR Tomlinson Limited, Charter Hall Retail REIT and New Hope Corporation Limited, and a member of Brisbane Grammar School’s Board of Trustees.

Ms. Palmer is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.

She was appointed a Director of Qube in 2017.

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Leadership Team

Mr. Maurice James

Managing Director

 

 

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Mr. James has over 30 years’ experience in the engineering, ports and logistics industries.

He spent his early career at the Port of Melbourne Corporation, initially as an engineer, then working through various roles to become head of commercial operations.

Mr. James was an integral part of Patrick Corporation Limited’s executive team from 1994 –2006. His last position at Patrick was Executive Director – Ports, which included responsibility for Patrick’s container terminals and port logistics businesses.

Mr. James has held various roles at Qube-related companies since 2007. He became a Director of Qube in 2011 and, upon the Company’s corporatisation later the same year, was appointed Managing Director.

Mr. James is also a Director of the Australian Logistics Council and sits on the New South Wales Freight Advisory Council. In 2017, he was appointed to the Australian Government’s National Freight and Supply Chain Expert Panel, tasked with identifying the key priorities for the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.

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Mr. Paul Digney

Chief Operating Officer

 

 

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Mr. Digney has 30 years’ executive management experience in supply chain and port logistics roles across Australia.

During the 1990s, he established Liberty Cargo Systems and provided port logistics and international freight forwarding services. Patrick Corporation Limited acquired the company in 1999 and it became the platform for the Patrick Port Services Division. As General Manager, Mr. Digney rapidly expanded the new division through growth and acquisitions.

In 2007, together with other former Patrick executives, Mr. Digney led an investment consortium to acquire management control and ownership of the former P&O Trans Australia, now Qube Logistics.

His experience developing supply chain solutions for major projects, partners and clients led to Mr. Digney’s appointment to Chief Operating Officer in 2016.

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Mr. Paul Lewis

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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Mr. Lewis has been involved with Qube since its establishment in 2006. He is currently Qube’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of Investor Relations.

Since joining Qube, Mr. Lewis has been extensively involved in Qube’s initial public offering, led multiple merger and acquisition transactions, managed debt and equity structuring and raisings, and also managed a number of corporate restructures. He is also responsible for the broader finance function including treasury activities, as well as all of Qube’s investor relations activities.

Prior to joining Qube, Mr. Lewis worked at Patrick Corporation Limited where he was responsible for commercial analysis for major investments, new acquisitions and was also an Alternate Director for the former Virgin Blue, now Virgin Australia. Prior to joining Patrick, Mr. Lewis worked for several other ASX listed companies including ecorp Limited and Macquarie Bank where he was extensively involved in a range of project finance transactions, investments, joint ventures and acquisitions.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

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Mr. Paul White

Director - Corporate Affairs

 

 

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Mr. White has over 30 years’ experience in corporate affairs, issues management and journalism.

His expertise extends across the logistics, mining and financial sectors and he has advised the boards and senior executives of several ASX Top 50 companies on external affairs, reputation management and corporate relations.

Mr. White was an integral part of Patrick Corporation Limited’s advisory team from 1997–2006. He worked closely with the Board and Managing Director from the period of waterfront reform through to the takeover of Patrick in 2006.

He was appointed Director – Corporate Affairs when the company listed on the ASX in 2011. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Mr. William Hara

Company Secretary and General Counsel

Director – Strategic Assets

 

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Mr. Hara is an accomplished executive with experience across the logistics and property industries.

He held a senior executive role with Patrick Corporation Limited for almost a decade and worked as General Counsel and Group Company Secretary with Lend Lease Corporation.

Mr. Hara currently leads Qube’s Strategic Assets business, which includes the TQ and Quattro joint ventures.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

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Mr. Michael Sousa

Director - Ports

 

 

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Mr. Sousa has over 20 years’ experience in maritime and general logistics at Qube.

He has held several executive roles, including Commercial Manager and General Manager – Finance with the Ports Division, before being appointed to his current role of Director – Ports in 2009.

Mr. Sousa holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting, a Diploma in Terminal Management and a Masters of Business Administration.

 

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Mr. Todd Emmert

Director - Bulk

 

 

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Mr. Emmert has more than 18 years’ experience as a supply chain and logistics specialist.

He has worked across all aspects of the supply chain, including overseas postings with international shipping line AP Moller, and Australian port and stevedoring roles with Patrick Corporation Limited, Northern Stevedoring Services and the Gladstone Port Authority.

Prior to his current appointment to Director – Bulk, Mr. Emmert also spent time working in rail with Pacific National.

He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology.

 

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Mr. John Digney

Director – Logistics

 

 

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Mr. Digney brings more than 30 years transportation and supply chain management experience to the Qube group, with roles including Director of Operations prior to his appointment to division director in June 2016.

Prior to joining Qube, Mr. Digney was the National Operations Manager at Patrick Corporation.

Mr. Digney’s focus lies in business strategy, project execution and accretive acquisition integration for the Logistics business.

An unwavering motivation, tactical business vision and shrewd understanding of the logistics supply chain and wider industry sees Mr. Digney continuously succeed in his focus bringing an invaluable asset to Qube.

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Mr. Greg Pauline

Director - Infrastructure and Property Assets

 

 

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Mr. Pauline has over 25 years of experience in infrastructure and property development working in senior management roles with Transfield, Downer EDI and Lend Lease. He has managed business entities, completed a number of acquisitions and carried out project management work in various markets including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India and the Philippines.

Mr. Pauline’s most recent role was Managing Director of Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) a wholly owned subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. until the end of December 2016.

He has also served as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of the AustralAsian Railway Association (ARA) and the AustralAsian Centre of Railway Innovation (ACRI) for three years.

Mr. Pauline joined Qube as Director, Infrastructure and Property in December 2017 and is responsible for Minto, AAT and the Moorebank Logistics Park project.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Sydney and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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Ms. Belinda Flynn

General Manager – Safety, Health and Environment

 

 

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Ms. Flynn has over 20 years of health, safety and environment experience in the rail, construction and logistics sectors.

She is an experienced manager with an extensive knowledge of rail, logistics and port operations, skills she developed in senior roles at United Group, Rail Corp and Pacific National.

Upon joining Qube in 2007, Ms. Flynn took responsibility for developing and maintaining Qube’s Health, Safety and Environment governance framework and programmes.

She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Australian Catholic University and a Graduate Diploma in Safety Science from the University of New South Wales.

 

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Mr. David Knight

Director – Business Development

 

 

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Mr. Knight has several years’ experience in the logistics and freight forwarding industry.

Mr. Knight has been involved with Qube since its inception and has been instrumental in many of the company’s acquisition negotiations. He played a significant role in the original acquisition of the P&O businesses that form the base of Qube, as well as Moorebank Logistics Park and many of the company’s smaller subsequent acquisitions.

Before joining Qube, Mr. Knight led Patrick Corporation Limited’s Air and Rail groups and was Director of the former Virgin Blue, now Virgin Australia.

 

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Mr. Michael Yiend

Director - Property Development

 

 

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Mr. Yiend has 21 years’ experience in commercial / industrial development and civil construction in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Qube he held senior development roles with Stockland and Australand, where he delivered numerous award-winning projects including the Australian Optus Headquarters at Macquarie Park, the largest corporate campus development in Australia.

As the head of Qube’s Property Development Division, Mr. Yiend is responsible for all property development across the group including Moorebank Logistics Park, the largest intermodal development in Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) and a Master in Engineering Management from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

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