The NAIF is governed by a Board of Directors with extensive experience and expertise in northern Australia across a range of sectors, including infrastructure, government, finance, construction and law.
|Mr Khory McCormick
Acting Chair (Queensland)
Mr McCormick is a legal consultant and practicing independent neutral. He was previously a partner at a major Australia Law firm. He has over 35 years’ experience across sectors of infrastructure, resource and energy, public sector and private sector, engineering, construction, transportation and other commercial activities.
|Mr Justin Mannolini
Director (Western Australia)
Mr Mannolini is a lawyer, company director and former investment banker with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions and corporate governance advice to public, private and government entities. He has over 20 years of experience in the legal and financial sectors, including as an executive director of a major Australian investment bank, and is currently a partner in one of Australia’s largest independent law firms.
|Mr Barry Coulter
Director (Northern Territory)
Mr Coulter is a former member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, serving for 16 years. During this time he served as Deputy Chief Minister and in a range of portfolios in the Northern Territory Government, including as Treasurer. One significant achievement during this time was the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Project, spearheaded by Mr Coulter.
|Mr Bill Shannon
Mr Shannon is a former mayor of Cassowary Coast Regional Council in far north Queensland, serving from 2008 until 2016. He is an economist and chartered accountant, company director and farmer. Mr Shannon is Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland & Torres Strait. He is also a former director of Advance Cairns and member of the Governance Institute of Australia and as a result has extensive experience working in and advocating for northern Australia.
|Ms Karla Way-McPhail
Ms Way-McPhail is Chief Executive Officer of a number of northern Australian mining and training firms, bringing extensive experience in operations and business. She also brings extensive board experience, having served on the boards of the Resources Industry Council Central Queensland and the Capricornia Chamber of Commerce.