Our executive committee bring diverse expertise and experience to the organisation, contributing skills from a variety of backgrounds.

They steer the NQBP team to deliver on our strategic plans, as well as leading by example when it comes to our cultural values and community approach.

A rigorous management performance review process is applied to ensure NQBP executives act responsibly and efficiently. Applied to this performance review is a performance pay scheme for executives. The recommended payments are determined by the board and reported to shareholding ministers.

The board and its related committees also review remuneration recommendations for the CEO and executives.

Brendan Webb

Mr Webb is acting chief executive officer. He joined NQBP in April 2017 in the newly-created role of General Manager Trade and Operations. Mr Webb has more than 20 years' experience in operational leadership roles. He has worked across mining, engineering services, transport and logistics sectors. Major projects include the integration delivery of Bucyrus into Hasting Deering, as well as change management implementation in company mergers and acquisitions.

In his regular General Manager Trade and Operations role, Mr Webb leads NQBP's commercial division, prioiritising customer focus, efficient service and trade expansion. His operational remit covers pilotage, security, supply chain and stakeholder recognition. He and his team work to diversify trade opportunities and optimise supply chain processes.

Gary Campbell BBus, GAICD

Mr Campbell oversees sustainability, environment, planning, indigenous relations and external affairs. He works with all levels of government to ensure strategic and policy issues associated with major projects delivery, port operations and planning are proactively coordinated and addressed.

Mr Campbell joined NQBP in 1996 and has held various roles. Prior to that time, he was a journalist and newspaper editor, and also worked on government major infrastructure projects.

He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a director on the national board of the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association Australia Limited.

Rochelle Macdonald BSc (Hons), MEM, PhD, GAICD, PLD (Harvard - accelerated MBA equivalent)

Dr Macdonald and her team provide engineering, asset management, maintenance, port development and safety expertise to NQBP. Dr Macdonald ensures projects are of a high standard, properly managed, technically robust and delivered in a cost-effective manner.

Dr Macdonald began her role with NQBP in January 2016 after working in an executive position at Dampier Port Authority in Western Australia. She has previously facilitated the development of two of Australia's largest LNG port projects, Pluto and Wheatstone.

She has also been appointed to the board of the Greater Whitsunday Alliance, an advocacy body to facilitate economic growth in the Greater Whitsunday Region.

Peter Sinnott B Com, LLB (Hons), MFM

Mr Sinnott looks after corporate governance functions including providing company secretarial support to the board and managing NQBP's legal requirements. He also directs human resources, industrial relations and records.

Before coming on board at NQBP in 2012, Peter was legal director at Rio Tinto Alcan and holds more than 20 years of experience in private practice and corporate in-house roles, specialising in commercial and corporate law.

He is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.


Bernie Wilson BBus, CPA, MAppFIN, GAICD

Developing and driving strategic financial direction so NQBP is structured for success is Mr Wilson's main goal. He runs the finance, information communication technology, and risk management and assurance functions.

Mr Wilson started at NQBP in 2011, with senior financial roles at Queensland Treasury Corporation, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Rail and QR Network on his resume.

He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Finance and Treasury Association.