Board of Directors
  • Guy Cowan Chairman

    Guy is an independent non-executive Director. He was appointed Chairman of Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd on 17 February, 2021.

    Guy is currently Chairman of Queensland Sugar Limited, Health and Plant Protein Group, and Winson Group, and is a Director of Santos.

    Guy had a 23-year career with Shell International in various senior commercial and financial roles. His last two roles were as CFO and Director of Shell Oil US and CFO of Shell Nigeria. He was CFO of Fonterra Co-operative Ltd between 2005 and 2009.

    He is a past Director of UGL Limited (2008 to 2017) where he chaired the Health and Safety Committee. Guy is also a former Director of Coffey International (2012 to 2016) and Ludowici Limited (2009 to 2012).

    Guy holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering and Social Studies) (Hons) from the University of Sussex, and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, UK.

  • Stephen Cantwell

    Stephen joined the PBPL Board in June 2015. With almost 40 years experience in a broad range of strategic, functional and customer-facing roles within multi-billion dollar national and international businesses, Stephen has extensive experience backed by strong commercial acumen.

    In his executive career Stephen has worked in a range of C-suite and CEO roles. At Bradken Ltd, a publicly listed Australian global mining services company, he was responsible for manufacturing operations in Australasia, China, India and North America, as well as for sales and distribution in Australasia, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. He retired from Bradken in September 2016.

    A former Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Rail, Stephen has built strong national and international business credentials in the transport and logistics sector. Stephen now continues to work with a range of global corporations and governments to advise in the areas of transport, logistics and infrastructure.

    He holds a Business Degree from the University of Southern Queensland, majoring in Operations Research and Information Systems, a Graduate Diploma in Transport Management and a Master of Business Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

    He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics, a Fellow of the Centre for Integrated Engineering Management, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Benedicte Colin 

    Benedicte is an investment Director at CDPQ (Caisse des Depots et Placement du Quebec), which she joined in February 2017. Her responsibilities include investment and asset management for the infrastructure portfolio of CDPQ in Australia and New Zealand. CDPQ is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans in Quebec..

    Benedicte has over 20 years’ experience in project finance, M&A, infrastructure investments (including PPP and franchises) and operations. Prior to joining CDPQ, Benedicte was the CEO of Keolis Downer, a leading public transport operator in Australia (Yarra Trams, Gold Coast Light Rail) and General Counsel at Aquasure, the company responsible for the finance, design, construction and operation of Australia’s largest desalination plant in Victoria.

    Benedicte is an experienced company director. She is currently a director of the Board of Port of Brisbane, Plenary Group Holding, and a portfolio of PPP assets (greenfield and brownfield) in NSW and Victoria, including the new automated metro in Sydney. She also sits on several board committees (risk, remuneration, health and safety, capital structure).

    Benedicte holds a Baccalaureate with distinction in Mathematics and Science and an MBA from ESSEC in Paris.  She also holds a postgraduate degree in Business and Tax Law from University of Strasbourg and is admitted to practice law at the Paris bar. She is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Greg Martin

    Greg Martin joined the Board of Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) in June 2014. Greg has had a long career spanning over 40 years in the port and maritime industry including some 17 years as a CEO/MD of the Port of Brisbane (1990 - 96) and Sydney Ports Corporation (1996 - 07), followed by 5 years (2007 - 12) as Regional Director for Aust and NZ for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines, one of the world’s largest RORO operators. In his earlier roles in the 1980’s, Greg was closely involved in the development and financing arrangements for the Dalrymple Bay and Abbot Point coal terminals.

    Greg is also a Director of the Port of Geelong Development Authority in Victoria and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Greg holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Commerce as well as a Graduate Diploma from the Security Institute of Australia.

  • Leisel Moorhead

    Leisel joined the PBPL Board in April 2017. Leisel is a Partner of the QIC Global Infrastructure team which she joined in January 2008. She has responsibility for investment and asset management in the transport sector and primary responsibility for ESG within the team.

    Before joining QIC, Leisel had over 11 years’ corporate advisory and transaction experience as a senior lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons.

    Leisel is currently a director of the Northwest Roads Group (operator of Westlink M7 and developer of the NorthConnex tollroad).

    Leisel holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Queensland and Masters of Law from University of Sydney, Australia.

  • Jill Rossouw BCom, M Phil, GAICD

    Jill Rossouw joined the Board of Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) in October 2014. Jill is an Investment Director in IFM Investors’ Infrastructure Group, and her responsibilities include asset management of IFM Investors’ investments across the Australian transport and social infrastructure (PPP) sub-sectors. IFM Investors is well recognised as an asset manager of both alternative and traditional asset classes, and in infrastructure is one of the top five managers globally, managing over $21 billion in infrastructure assets.

    Jill has over 18 years’ project finance, corporate finance, infrastructure and private equity investment experience. Before joining IFM Investors, Jill held positions as Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Project Finance group and at GE Capital Australia.

    Jill is also a director of Southern Cross Station, Defence Head Quarters, Perth Courts and Axiom Education PPP’s. Previous board appointments include director of Brisbane Airport (2009 to 2014); the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (2005 to 2009); and Airport Development Group as chairperson (2006 to 2007). Jill holds a Bachelor of Commerce (summa cum laude) degree from the University of Natal (South Africa), an M.Phil (finance) degree from the University of Cambridge (UK), as well as a Graduate Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia.

  • Graham Hooper 

    Graham Hooper joined the Board of Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd  in February 2019. Graham is an independent infrastructure consultant, based in Australia, with 40 years’ experience in port and transport infrastructure worldwide. He has advised governments, financial institutions and private sector infrastructure owners and operators on asset transactions, transport policy and strategy and has been responsible for major project implementation around the world.

    Graham was formerly Global Managing Director for AECOM’s $2 billion Transportation Infrastructure business. He served on the company’s Corporate Development Group, Global Operations Committee and Global Major Projects Risk Review Committee. In the course of his 26 year career with AECOM (1986-2012), Graham held a number of senior positions including Global Leader of the Ports business, and Market Sector Director for AECOM’s transportation business in Australia, NZ, South-East Asia and Middle East.

    Graham was a founding Board member of Building Queensland (2015-18) and has previously served as Global Vice-Chairman of the Washington Program of the International Roads Federation.

    Graham is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sheffield and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.