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MACQUARIE POINT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Macquarie Point Development Corporation (Corporation) was established in March 2013 and was granted $50 million, of which $5 million went towards the development of Brooke Street Pier, from Infrastructure Australia to achieve its strategic objectives - namely the remediation and supporting permanent development of the 9.3 hectare site.
In 2016, The Tasmanian Government adopted a bold reset for the site which formed the basis for new legislation to help clarify planning requirements and provide certainty to investors and the local community.
This vision has been created through an extensive process of community consultation and stakeholder engagement by the Corporation.
On 30 October 2019, amendments were made to the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 to support the reset and was formally adopted by the Tasmanian Planning Commission.
Mac Point is one of the last remaining vacant urban landfill sites located beside a working port in an Australian capital city.
Its development presents an unprecedented opportunity to create an innovative and dynamic precinct – a truly extraordinary landmark for Tasmania, Australia
Our Board brings together a range of skills, experience and expertise to provide a pivotal role in the development of the Mac Point site.
Prior to the establishment of the Macquarie Point Corporation Act 2012 (Act) and appointment of the Macquarie Point Development Corporation Board, management and administration was the responsibility of the Macquarie Point Development Project, with oversight provided by the Macquarie Point Steering Committee.
Brian’s early career was working for the Australian Government. His executive career in superannuation and financial services between 1987 and 2002 saw him appointed inaugural Executive Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. In September 1993 Brian was appointed Vice President, Business Strategy, Bankers Trust Australia Limited and subsequently Executive Vice President, Funds Management. This role involved responsibility for all non-investment functions including legal, compliance, operations, technology, marketing and human resources. From November 1997 Brian was promoted to President, Japan Bankers Trust Company Limited and following a takeover by Deutsche Bank in 1999, Brian was made Regional Head of Asia/Pacific, Deutsche Asset Management. Brian retired from fulltime employment in 2002 and since then has held a number of non-executive and industry positions including Chair of Spark Infrastructure and President of the Retirement Benefits Fund in Tasmania. Currently, he is a Director of OAK Possability, a not-for-profit provider of services in the disability sector, Chair of FuneralVest, Chair of Hastings Funds Management, Director of Tasplan Super Fund and Chair of the Tasmanian Development Board.
Mary Massina is and experienced business lobbyist, carving out a unique career across the political, public, private and community sectors.
With a deep understanding of state and federal politics, and a rare ability to develop and deliver practical policy, Mary has driven reforms which have helped lead the nation.
Mary has spearheaded some of Tasmania’s most successful campaigns – driving reform in planning, taxation, health, disability care and infrastructure funding.
Mary has developed and implemented ground-breaking policies, has successfully managed change within large and small teams and has provided strategic advice to governments and politicians – gaining her the respect of her colleagues at both the local and national levels.
A powerful public speaker and widely-respected media commentator, Mary sits on many boards and taskgroups. A committed relationship builder, Mary has a rare ability to combine policy and politics to deliver measurable results.
Mary was appointed interim CEO of the Macquarie Point Development Corporation in January 2017, and made permanent in July that same year.
Saul worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years, including as Chief Economist at McIntosh Securities (a stockbroking firm) in the late 1980s, Chief Economist at National Mutual Funds Management in the early 1990s, as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) from 1995 to 2009, and as Chief Economist for Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 until June 2015. In between these last two positions he was Director of the Productivity Growth program at the Grattan Institute. In July 2015 Saul started up his own economics consultancy business, operating out of Hobart, and in April 2016 took up a part-time position as a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania. Saul is a member of the Australian Parliamentary Budget Office’s Expert Advisory Panel; and is on the Advisory Board of Jamieson Coote Bonds, a Melbourne-based specialist bond investment manager. Saul is a non-executive director of Housing Choices Australia Ltd, Chairman of Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania’s biennial state-wide multi-arts festival and was a non-executive director of Hydro Tasmania from 2008 until September 2018.
Debra began her career in urban planning, moving into project management when appointed to Sydney’s Bicentennial Darling Harbour Authority team in the mid-eighties. Subsequently, spending several years with private sector leader, Lend Lease, she worked on a range of notable projects, playing a key role in the Olympic Village for Sydney’s Green Games, masterplanning for the former CSR harbourfront site at Pyrmont, and the internationally recognised Rouse Hill Town Centre. At GPT, she delivered ground breaking work on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, building key initiatives and partnerships, including the Career Trackers Indigenous Internship program, and developing new approaches to impact measurement and reporting. Most recently, Debra has been working in an advisory capacity on one of Sydney’s emerging innovation districts. Her role is focused on engaging with stakeholders to develop a strategic planning framework and governance model, to foster growth of the precinct to optimise knowledge economy outcomes.
Penny is the former Director of Commonwealth Property in the Department of Administrative Services, and spent six years working with Lend Lease; firstly as CEO and a director of Lend Lease Commercial, and then as Group Executive, Lend Lease Property Services. She has been a company director on many private sector and government business enterprise boards, including Mirvac, Landcom, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Indigenous Land Corporation, Colonial State Bank, Australia Post and Energy Australia. In 2002 Penny was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the property and construction industries.
Kim has been a Head of Agency in Tasmania for over 20 years and was appointed Secretary of the Department of State Growth in September 2014, where he works closely with the Office of the Coordinator-General and Infrastructure Tasmania. He has previously represented the Tasmanian Government on several state and national boards and committees including the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and Tasmanian Irrigation.
Tim is an experienced company director and board member specialising in major construction and infrastructure projects nationally. His skills within these roles include providing strategic advice to boards, governments and major corporations during the planning and delivery phase as well as briefing, cost, time and quality advice, development income and feasibility assistance.
Tim is the Managing Director of North Projects, a project advisory firm with offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth, employing more than fifty-eight staff with a focus on corporate governance.
Tim has extensive experience in planning complex urban environments and specialises in providing project assurance and risk advice to major infrastructure redevelopments including commercial, retail and public projects.
Over the course of his career, he has worked in the construction and property industry in Hobart, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Cairns.