NQBP is a government owned corporation (GOC), incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 and subject to the requirements of the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993.

The Queensland Government owns all shares in NQBP, which are held by two shareholding Ministers:

  • the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment; and
  • the Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services.

NQBP applies ‘good practice’ corporate governance to help it achieve its outcomes and obligations through sound planning and risk management. Corporate governance guides decision-making and improves accountability so that people working for NQBP have a framework for good business conduct and integrity in dealings.

The board of NQBP assumes overall responsibility for corporate governance. It monitors the performance of the business, its management and employees, both directly and through the established board committees.

You can download our governance policy and procedure for detailed insight into how the NQBP board operates.

Our board

NQBP’s board of directors sets the organisation's corporate direction and goals, oversees management to ensure it achieves these goals, and reviews progress. The board charter sets out the roles and responsibilities of the board and of management.

NQBP has three board committees and each of these has a charter in place that sets out its role:

  1. Audit and Financial Risk Management Committee Charter
  2. Culture People and Safety Committee Charter
  3. Corporate Governance and Planning Committee Charter

Queensland Government's corporate governance guidelines for Government-owned corporations provide a framework to develop, implement, review and report upon corporate governance arrangements.

Our chair and directors

As of 1 October 2021, NQBP board directors are listed below.

Jane McTaggart | MEng (Mgt), BA Econ (Hons), CPPM (AIPM), MAICD | Chair
First appointed
01/10/2021 | Term of office 30/09/2025

Jane has more than 33 years of experience leading the development, procurement and delivery of major projects in Australia and internationally, including major road, rail, light rail and BRT. Jane was a Director on the NQBP Board from December 2016 to September 2019. She is passionate about preserving and enhancing the future of the regions and is currently studying climate change adaption at a post graduate level.

Andrea Ranson | BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, NMAS, PRI  
First appointed 01/10/2018 | Term of office 30/09/2025

Andrea is a commercial lawyer and nationally accredited mediator with more than 25 years’ professional experience in business and law.

Andrea has practiced in industrial relations, civil and commercial law, criminal and disciplinary law, governance, equal opportunity and employment law in Melbourne and practices currently as a commercial lawyer in Queensland.

Andrea is a member of the Queensland Law Society, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Andrea has executive experience in business, manufacturing, and logistics and is passionate about regional Queensland business and communities.

Lynn Smart | Bachelor of Commerce, CPA, MBA, Fellow AICD
First Appointed 01/10/2020 | Term of office 30/09/2027

Lynn is an experienced independent director of more than 10 years with roles in privately-owned, government and non-profit organisations. Additionally, her professional experience has been gained through commercial and accounting roles for more than 25 years. During this time, Lynn gained industry experience in mining and mining services, water infrastructure and irrigation scheme assets, dredging, manufacturing and primary industries.

Monica McKendry | BBus (Acct) CA GAICD
First Appointed 01/10/2020 | Term of office 30/09/2027

Monica is a Chartered Accountant in public practice and has provided business clients from a diverse range of industries with accounting, taxation and strategic business advice for over 25 years. She is a Registered Tax Agent, Commissioner for Declarations and provides honorary audit services to a number of local charities.

Tony Mooney | AM FAICD
First Appointed 01/10/2020 | Term of office 30/09/2027

A former Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor of the Townsville City Council, Tony also served as a director of the Port of Townsville Corporation for many years.

Tony was appointed by the Federal Government to the Board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in 2011 where he served until 2016. In 2008, Tony was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2011, he was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for services to local government and the community.

Tony previously served on the boards of numerous government and community entities, including Ergon Energy, LG Super, Townsville Entertainment Centre Board of Management and Willows Stadium Joint Board. He served as Company Secretary to a number of ASX listed resource companies until 2016.

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Jorgen Gullestrup | MSuicidology, DipComWelfare& Dev, Assoc. Dip Labour Studies
First Appointed 01/10/2023 | Term of office 30/09/2027

Jorgen has more than 25 years of experience in strategic leadership across a range of organisations and boards across the Construction and mental health sectors.

He currently holds positions on the Queensland Tripartite Procurement Advisory Panel and the Queensland Mental Health and Drugs Advisory Council.

He has a passion for sustainable and healthy workplaces with a strong focus on mentally healthier workplaces. Jorgen recently finished a term as Chair of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Board.

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Paul Heagney | BCom, GDipAppFinInv
First Appointed 01/10/2023 | Term of office 30/09/2026

Paul has experience as an Executive Leader, a Non-Executive Director and Chair of several Boards. He has over 25 years’ managerial, commercial and executive experience in commodities including in logistics, marketing, international trade, financial and operational risk management, gained in the agriculture and resources industries.

He was recently a Director of Gladstone Ports Corporation and was its Acting CEO from July 2021 – May 2022. He was formally a director of the Australian Sugar Milling Council and Chairman of its inaugural Trade Committee, a director of Australian Molasses Trading, and Chairman and Director of both M&M Molasses and Mourilyan Molasses Terminal Company. Paul is currently Principal of Kippax Consulting which provides advice focused on business strategy and development, international trade, commodities, and logistics. He holds a Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.