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.
|Ms Sharon Warburton
Chairman (Western Australia)
Ms Sharon Warburton is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building.
|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 Justin Mannolini
Director (Western Australia)
Mr Mannolini is a lawyer and investment banker with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, strategic advisory and corporate governance. 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 a partner in one of Australia’s largest law firms.
|Mr Khory McCormick
Mr McCormick is a partner at a major Australian law firm with over 30 years’ experience in the areas of finance and insolvency, resource commodities and infrastructure and engineering projects. He has been the recipient of a number of professional honours and awards, including being named a Leading Lawyer by Chambers International in 2013.
|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 a chartered accountant, company director and farmer. Mr Shannon 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.