The Qube Board consists of highly experienced industry leaders who promote a positive and transparent culture.  They provide strategic guidance to the Qube Leadership Team delivering value to our investors.

Board

Mr. Allan Davies

Chairman

 

 

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Interim Chair – Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Davies has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian and international coal and metalliferous mining industries and has worked in operational roles up to executive director.

From 2000 – 2006, Mr. Davies also worked for Patrick Corporation Limited as Director – Operations. This position included responsibility for Patrick’s interest in Pacific National, Patrick Shipping, Patrick General Stevedoring and Patrick Autocare.

Mr. Davies was a Director of Pacific National from 2001, when it was acquired by Toll and Patrick, until 2006. Mr. Davies was also a Director of Queensland Rail and the former QR National (predecessor to Aurizon) from 1 October 2008 – 2011.

Mr. Davies became a Director of Qube in 2011 and, with the resignation of Mr. Corrigan, was appointed as Chairman in 2017. Mr. Davies is a Non-Executive Director of Patrick.

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Mr. Sam Kaplan

Deputy Chairman

 

 

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Chair – Audit and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Kaplan is Managing Director of Kaplan Funds Management Pty Limited and one of Qube’s founders. He served as investment manager from Qube’s establishment in 2006 until its restructure in 2011.

Mr. Kaplan is also a founder of Patrick Corporation Limited and was involved in that company’s strategic planning. During his tenure at Patrick, he was involved with a number of acquisitions, including Pacific National and the former Virgin Blue, now Virgin Australia.

Mr. Kaplan is a Director and Member of the Investment Committee of Maritime Super, and a Member of the NAB Private Wealth Investment Council.

He was appointed as a Director of Qube in 2011.

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Mr. Paul Digney

Managing Director

 

 

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Member – Safety, Health and Sustainability Committee

Member – Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Member – Audit and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Digney has over 30 years’ executive management experience in supply chain and port logistics roles across Australia.

During the 1990s, he established Liberty Cargo Systems and provided port logistics and international freight forwarding services. Patrick Corporation Limited acquired the company in 1999 and it became the platform for the Patrick Port Services Division. As General Manager, Mr. Digney rapidly expanded the new division through growth and acquisitions which became Patrick Logistics Division.  Paul headed this division until 2006.

In 2007, together with other former Patrick executives, Mr. Digney led an investment consortium to acquire management control and ownership of the former P&O Trans Australia, now Qube Logistics.

His experience developing supply chain solutions for major projects, partners and clients led to Mr. Digney’s appointment to Chief Operating Officer of the Qube Group in 2016. Mr. Digney is a Non-Executive Director of Patrick. Mr. Digney was appointed Managing Director of Qube on 1 July 2021.

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Mr. Ross Burney

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Member – Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Burney is the Chief Executive of Hume Partners. He has over 30 years of experience as an accountant and investor.  Hume’s clients include Taverners Group, a top 10 Qube shareholder.

Mr. Burney was appointed as a director of Qube on 9 September 2011.

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Mr. Alan Miles

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Chair – Safety, Health and Sustainability Committee

Mr. Miles is Managing Director of “K” Line (Australia) Pty Limited. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the Australian shipping industry, including management roles with Bulk, Liner and PCC Shipping.

Mr. Miles is also Chairman of Prixcar Services Pty Limited, a Director of Kawasaki Australia and other Kawasaki-affiliated companies in Australia, and a Member of the Policy Council of Shipping Australia.

He was appointed as a Director of Qube in 2011.

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Mr. Stephen Mann

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Member – Safety, Health and Sustainability Committee

Member – Audit and Risk Management Committee

Mr Mann has over 20 years of strategy, transformation and business development experience across multiple geographies and different industries including rail, aviation, infrastructure and resources.

He has held senior executive roles across a wide range of organisations including Aurizon, Qantas, BlueScope Steel and Western Sydney Airport.

Mr Mann has a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires).

Mr Mann was appointed as a Director of Qube on 1 September 2019.

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Ms. Jackie McArthur

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Member – Safety, Health and Sustainability Committee

Member – Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Ms McArthur has more than 20 years’ experience at executive and board level roles in general management and strategy, supply chain and logistics, operations, food and packaging manufacturing, emerging brand issues and crisis management, corporate social responsibility, governance, engineering and information technology.

Ms McArthur has held various senior executive positions including Managing Director of Martin-Brower ANZ, a global leading distributor and supply chain services provider. She has also held various senior executive positions with McDonalds, both in Australia and overseas, including Vice President of Supply Chain for Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Ms McArthur is a Non-Executive Director of Inghams (as well as Chair of the Risk and Sustainability Committee) and Tassal as well as former Non-Executive Director of the Blackmores Group and Invocare. She is also a member of the AICD.

Ms McArthur was the 2016 Telstra NSW Businesswoman of the Year and overall 2016 Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards – Corporate and Private National Winner.

Ms McArthur was appointed as a Director of Qube on 17 August 2020.

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Ms. Nicole Hollows

Non-Executive Director

 

 

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Member – Audit and Risk Management Committee

Ms Hollows has over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector in a number of senior managerial roles across both the public and private sectors, including in mining, utilities and rail.

Ms Hollows is currently an independent non-executive Chairman of Jameson Resources Limited and also an independent non-executive director of Downer EDI Limited. She was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Macarthur Coal Limited, Managing Director of AMCI Australia and South East Asia and more recently Chief Executive Officer of Sunwater Limited.

Ms Hollows holds a Bachelor of Business – Accounting, a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting (Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and she is a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

She is the Chair of the Salvation Army Brisbane Red Shield Appeal Committee, an advisory committee member of the Salvation Army Queensland Advisory Council and a member of the CEO Strategy Advisory Committee to Executive Dean QUT Business School and Chief Executive Women Membership Committee. Ms Hollows is also a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Leadership Team

Mr. Paul Digney

Managing Director

 

 

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Mr. Digney has over 30 years’ executive management experience in supply chain and port logistics roles across Australia.

During the 1990s, he established Liberty Cargo Systems and provided port logistics and international freight forwarding services. Patrick Corporation Limited acquired the company in 1999 and it became the platform for the Patrick Port Services Division. As General Manager, Mr. Digney rapidly expanded the new division through growth and acquisitions which became Patrick Logistics Division.  Paul headed this division until 2006.

In 2007, together with other former Patrick executives, Mr. Digney led an investment consortium to acquire management control and ownership of the former P&O Trans Australia, now Qube Logistics.

His experience developing supply chain solutions for major projects, partners and clients led to Mr. Digney’s appointment to Chief Operating Officer of the Qube Group in 2016. Mr. Digney is a Non-Executive Director of Patrick. Mr. Digney was appointed Managing Director of Qube on 1 July 2021.

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Mr. Paul Lewis

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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Mr. Lewis has been involved with Qube since its establishment in 2007.

Since joining Qube, Mr. Lewis has been extensively involved in Qube’s initial public offering, led multiple merger and acquisition transactions, managed debt and equity structuring and raisings, and also managed a number of corporate restructures. He is also responsible for the broader finance function including treasury activities, as well as all of Qube’s investor relations activities.

Prior to joining Qube, Mr. Lewis worked at Patrick Corporation Limited where he was responsible for commercial analysis for major investments, new acquisitions and was also an Alternate Director for the former Virgin Blue, now Virgin Australia. Prior to joining Patrick, Mr. Lewis worked for several other ASX listed companies including ecorp Limited and Macquarie Bank where he was extensively involved in a range of project finance transactions, investments, joint ventures and acquisitions.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

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Mr. John Digney

Director – Logistics and Infrastructure

 

 

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Mr. Digney brings more than 30 years transportation and supply chain management experience to the Qube group, with roles including Director of Operations prior to his appointment to division director in June 2016.

Prior to joining Qube, Mr. Digney was the National Operations Manager at Patrick Corporation.

Mr. Digney’s focus lies in business strategy, project execution and accretive acquisition integration for the Logistics business.

An unwavering motivation, tactical business vision and shrewd understanding of the logistics supply chain and wider industry sees Mr. Digney continuously succeed in his focus bringing an invaluable asset to Qube.

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Mr. Todd Emmert

Director – Bulk

 

 

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Mr. Emmert has more than 20 years’ experience as a supply chain and logistics specialist.

He has worked across all aspects of the supply chain, including overseas postings with international shipping line AP Moller, and Australian port and stevedoring roles with Patrick Corporation Limited, Northern Stevedoring Services and the Gladstone Port Authority.

Prior to his current appointment to Director – Bulk, Mr. Emmert also spent time working in rail with Pacific National.

He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology.

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Mr. Michael Sousa

Director – Ports

 

 

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Mr. Sousa has over 20 years’ experience in maritime and general logistics at Qube.

He has held several executive roles, including Commercial Manager and General Manager – Finance with the Ports Division, before being appointed to his current role of Director – Ports in 2009.

Mr. Sousa holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting, a Diploma in Terminal Management and a Master of Business Administration.

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Mr. Paul White

Director – Corporate Affairs

 

 

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Mr. White has over 30 years’ experience in corporate affairs, issues management and journalism.

His expertise extends across the logistics, mining and financial sectors and he has advised the boards and senior executives of several ASX Top 50 companies on external affairs, reputation management and corporate relations.

Mr. White was an integral part of Patrick Corporation Limited’s advisory team from 1997–2006. He worked closely with the Board and Managing Director from the period of waterfront reform through to the takeover of Patrick in 2006.

He was appointed Director – Corporate Affairs when the company listed on the ASX in 2011. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Mr. William Hara

Company Secretary and General Counsel

 

 

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Mr. Hara is an accomplished executive with experience across the logistics and property industries.

He held a senior executive role with Patrick Corporation Limited for almost a decade and worked as General Counsel and Group Company Secretary with Lend Lease Corporation.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

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Mr. Shane Collins

Director – Strategy and Development

 

 

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Mr. Collins has over 30-years’ experience in the logistics and supply chain industries.

Mr. Collins joined Qube in 2010 and has been instrumental in driving the organisation’s acquisition transactions and group development initiatives. Mr. Collins has played a leading role in developing and securing new business opportunities, setting the strategic direction of the operating divisions and ensuring Qube delivers innovative solutions to its customers and broader market. In 2016 Mr Collins was appointed General Manager – Group Business Development.

Before joining Qube, Mr. Collins held senior management operational, development and strategy roles at Australian Air Express, Patrick Corporation Limited and Asciano Limited.

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Ms. Emily Link

Director – People, Culture and Safety

 

 

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Ms. Link is an accomplished human resource executive with over 15 years’ experience in various corporate human resources roles within the supply chain sector.

Ms. Link joined Qube (as P&O Trans Australia) in 2005 and has worked across the general human resource function with a specialist focus on industrial relations, employee engagement, dispute resolution and change management. Ms. Link has championed policy on diversity and inclusion across the Qube workforce.  In 2016 Ms Link was appointed General Manager – Human Resources for the Qube Group.

Prior to joining the Qube organisation, Ms. Link held a number of generalist human resource roles.

She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from RMIT University (Melbourne).

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Mr. Thanh Truong

Director – Finance and Commercial Services

 

 

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Mr. Truong has over 35 years’ experience in the logistics industry and has been involved with the Qube organisation since its establishment in 2007.

Since joining Qube, Mr. Truong has been extensively involved in Qube’s Operating Division and responsible for the broader finance, commercial and administration functions including investment and acquisition activities.

Mr. Truong is a CPA Australia member and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & Systems) from the University of New South Wales.

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Mr. David Digney

Director – Operations (Logistics)

 

 

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Mr. Digney has more than 25 years’ experience across supply chain management.

Mr. Digney has been involved with the Qube organization since its inception. In his operational roles, Mr. Digney has been specifically focused on change management, acquisition implementation, business transformation and team professional development.

Prior to working with Qube, Mr. Digney worked with Liberty Cargo Systems and Patrick Corporation. Mr. Digney was appointed Director – Operations (Logistics) in 2007.

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Ms. Belinda Flynn

General Manager – Safety, Health and Sustainability

 

 

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Ms. Flynn has over 20 years of health, safety and sustainability experience in the rail, construction and logistics sectors.

She is an experienced manager with an extensive knowledge of rail, logistics and port operations, skills she developed in senior roles at United Group, Rail Corp and Pacific National.

Upon joining Qube in 2007, Ms. Flynn took responsibility for developing and maintaining Qube’s Health, Safety and Sustainability governance framework and programmes.

She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Australian Catholic University and a Graduate Diploma in Safety Science from the University of New South Wales.

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Mr. David Knight

Group Business Development Advisor

 

 

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Mr. Knight has several years’ experience in the logistics and freight forwarding industry.

Mr. Knight has been involved with Qube since its inception and has been instrumental in many of the company’s acquisition negotiations. He played a significant role in the original acquisition of the P&O businesses that form the base of Qube, as well as Moorebank Logistics Park and many of the company’s smaller subsequent acquisitions.

Before joining Qube, Mr. Knight led Patrick Corporation Limited’s Air and Rail groups and was Director of the former Virgin Blue, now Virgin Australia.

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Mr. Antony Perkins

Managing Director - AAT

 

 

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Mr. Perkins is an experienced logistics executive with over 38 years’ experience in supply chain management. He holds a wealth of experience having worked in the shipping, stevedoring, transport, logistics and rail industries.

Mr. Perkins has been involved with the Qube organisation since its inception. Mr. Perkins held the position of Director of Business Development, Qube Ports and Bulk, from 2007 to 2016 and was involved in the introduction of the innovative Rotabox technology and the establishment of the Utah Point operations. Prior to this role he held senior roles at Pacific National, Patrick Corporation, TNT and Perkins Shipping.

Mr. Perkins was appointed CEO of AAT (Australian Amalgamated Terminals) in October 2016.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) and a Master’s degree from the London Business School.

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Mr. Michael Yiend

Director – Property Development

 

 

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Mr. Yiend has over 25 years’ experience in commercial / industrial development and civil construction in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Qube, he held senior development roles with Stockland and Australand, where he delivered numerous award-winning projects including the Australian Optus Headquarters at Macquarie Park, the largest corporate campus development in Australia.

Mr. Yiend is responsible for property development across the group including Moorebank Logistics Park, the largest intermodal development in Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental), a Master in Engineering Management from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

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