Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Governing Committee

The governing committee is comprised of representatives from both the private and public sectors, who bring a wealth of experience from a range of industries.

Committee Chair, Ken MacDonald AM

Ken MacDonald practiced law for over 40 years as a partner of what is now Allens , and was the head of its Queensland practice for 10 years before he retired as a partner. He was also a director of a number of public and other companies , including Deputy Chairman of QIC Ltd, Deputy Chancellor of Bond University, Chairman of Highlands Pacific Ltd and a director of MIM Holdings Ltd and Consolidated Rutile Ltd. He is currently on the Board of not-for-profit CPL Ltd and was a Queensland Government Resources Industry Ambassador. In 2017 he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Committee members

Vicki McDonald AM – State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, State Library of Queensland

Vicki McDonald is an experienced senior executive with extensive experience in the library sector, state and local governments and tertiary education. Prior to her appointment as State Librarian and CEO, Vicki has held positions including Executive Director Library & Information Services at State Library of NSW, Associate Director (Library Services) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Director, Client Services and Collections, at State Library of Queensland.

Tim Crommelin – Chairman, Morgans Holdings (Australia) Limited

Tim is the Chairman of Morgans Holdings (Australia) Limited and has over 40 years’ experience in the stockbroking industry.  He holds several board and advisory positions, including (but not limited to) Director of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Fellow of the Securities Institute of Australia (FSIA), Chairman of A P Eagers Limited and a Director of Senex Energy Limited. Tim is a Member of the Senate of The University of Queensland.

Helen Gregory – Historian and Author

Helen Gregory is a historian specialising in Queensland’s history and cultural heritage. She has written many books and historical backgrounds for major museum exhibitions and curated an exhibition on nineteenth century floods for the State Library of Queensland. Helen is a former Chairman of the Queensland Heritage Council and was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Queensland.

Brett Heading – Lawyer, Jones Day

Brett is a lawyer with the global law firm Jones Day specialising in corporate governance, capital raising, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. Brett has extensive Boardroom experience and is currently a director of Apollo Tourism & Leisure Limited. He has been involved in agribusiness all his life and has interests in tourism, beef, olives, winery and vineyards (Clovely Estate) in the South Burnett.

Emeritus Professor Peter Little AM

Peter Little is a Professor of Business Law and Adjunct Professor at QUT Business School. Peter is a consultant to McCullough Robertson Lawyers, is a director of Ormiston College Ltd and is a director of the RACQ Foundation Ltd. He is also a Councillor of the RNA.

John Allpass (FAICD)

John Allpass currently holds a number of directorships, including Bupa Australia Group (including the former MBF Australia Limited), BrisConnections Management Company Limited and Brisbane Airport Corporation and is Chairman of Envestra Limited. John is a Chartered Accountant and has 32 years experience in the accounting profession.

Julian Pearce – Former State General Manager, NAB

Julian was the State General Manager, Business Banking for National Australia Bank until 2009. Previously, Julian had a career with Federal Treasury in Canberra from which he was appointed to National Australia Bank as Chief Economist and was State Chair of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance for many years. He is currently an external representative on the QUT Business School Academic Board.

Ray Weekes – Chairman of The CEO Institute (Queensland)

Ray is Chairman of The CEO Institute (Queensland); CEO in Residence/Adjunct Professor, QUT Business School; and Director and Advisor to various companies. His previous roles include Managing Director of Castlemaine-Perkins and Chief Executive of Rothmans Holdings Limited, where he was responsible for the performance of Group Operations in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, and the South Pacific.

Michael Hawkins AM

Michael Hawkins is a management consultant practicing in the fields of negotiation and facilitation. He is the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and is also Executive Director of the National Association of Cinema Operators – Australasia and the Australian International Movie Convention, a Director of Creative Content Australia Ltd and a Director of Screen Australia. He is a member of Advisory Boards including HLB Mann Judd Chessboard and two prominent Australian’s Family Offices. He is a Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He serves on the Foundation of the Queensland State Library. He was formerly CEO of Australian Multiplex Cinemas Ltd and Deputy Chair of Screen Queensland. He is a lawyer by training and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Julieanne Alroe

Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia, the Queensland Ballet and of ERM Power Ltd. In addition, Julieanne is a member of the University of Queensland Senate. She is also a Member of the Committee for Brisbane Advisory Board, the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce QLD (AMCHAM) and is the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI). Julieanne Alroe retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009.