Craig Doyle has started as the new Chief Executive Officer at the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
Across multiple industries in northern Australia, Mr Doyle has extensive executive, operational, and project funding experience, having served as CEO of Gladstone Ports Corporation, as Executive General Manager of Australia’s largest sugar producer, Wilmar and as former CEO of Mackay Regional Council for nearly five years.
Welcoming Mr Doyle’s commencement in the role, NAIF Chair Tracey Hayes said: “NAIF plays a key role in the development and growth of Northern Australia and Craig joins the organisation at an exciting time. We are committed to working with partners to generate jobs and economic activity in northern Australia. Under Craig’s leadership and experience, we are excited about NAIF’s future in helping grow the region.”
Based in Cairns, Mr Doyle commenced in the role on 20 June. In his first week as Chief Executive Officer, he attended a NAIF Board meeting and met with NAIF’s responsible Minister, the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the Hon Madeleine King, MP.
Over the coming weeks Mr Doyle will meet with key stakeholders to discuss the impact NAIF and NAIF’s supported projects have on people’s lives and the broader Northern Australia economy and to discuss how NAIF can assist in future financing activities.
Craig Doyle biography
Craig Doyle served as CEO of Gladstone Ports Corporation between 2013 and 2016 and as Executive General Manager of Australia’s largest sugar producer, Wilmar. Craig was also the Global Technical Head for Wilmar’s international sugar operations.
Former CEO of Mackay Regional Council for nearly five years, Craig understands the needs of regional communities and key infrastructure requirements.
Based in Cairns, Craig commenced in the role in June 2022.
About the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)
The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is a Commonwealth Government entity financing projects and businesses in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.
NAIF plays a key role in growing northern Australia with financing to projects driving public benefit, economic and population growth and Indigenous outcomes.
NAIF is delivering on its vision to transform northern Australia through financing infrastructure development, with $3.5 billion committed to projects and $2.5 billion of closed financings which is the key point of economic enablement for NAIF’s transactions.
These projects are forecast to support more than 13,500 jobs and provide around $27 billion in economic benefit.