Chairman since March 2023, Independent Non-executive Director since March 2022
Mr Menhinnitt is an experienced Non-executive Director and senior executive with extensive domestic and international experience in large infrastructure development and urban regeneration, investment management, construction, asset services, operations and maintenance.
Mr Menhinnitt held several senior roles over a 30-year career with Lendlease, including as Chief Executive Officer of Lendlease Australia.
Mr Menhinnitt is currently a Non-executive Director of The GPT Group, a Non-executive Director of Sunshine Coast Airport Pty Ltd (retiring 18 August 2023) and Chairman of Fluent Property Pty Ltd.
Mr Menhinnitt holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Master of Business (Applied Finance), both from the Queensland University of Technology. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Mr Menhinnitt lives on the Sunshine Coast.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since February 2023
Mr Tompkins was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Downer and prior to that was CEO and Managing Director of Spotless Group Holdings Limited.
Mr Tompkins joined Downer in 2008 and was appointed General Counsel in 2010.
Mr Tompkins has represented Downer on numerous Boards including Keolis Downer, Evolution Rail and Reliance Rail.
Mr Tompkins has qualifications in law and commerce from Deakin University.
Mr Tompkins lives in Sydney.
Independent Non-executive Director since September 2016
Ms Handicott is a former corporate lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. She was a partner of national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth for 22 years, serving as a member of its National Board for seven years including four years as National Chairman. She also has extensive experience in governance of local and state government organisations.
Ms Handicott is the Chairman of listed company PWR Holdings and the State President of the Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Handicott is a former Director of CS Energy Limited, a former member of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Council, the Takeovers Panel and Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and a former Associate Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
A Senior Fellow of FINSIA, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of Chief Executive Women, Ms Handicott holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the Queensland University of Technology.
Ms Handicott lives in Brisbane.
Independent Non-executive Director since June 2018
Ms Hollows has 25 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. Her experience spans operational management, mine development, people and culture, accounting and finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital management and corporate governance.
Ms Hollows is the Non-executive Chairman of Jameson Resources Limited, a Non-executive Director of Qube Holdings Limited, and Director, Chairman of the Membership Committee and Chairman of the Finance Audit Risk Committee of Chief Executive Women.
Ms Hollows was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of SunWater Limited, a Queensland Government owned corporation, the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Macarthur Coal Limited and Managing Director of AMCI Australia and South East Asia.
A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of Chief Executive Women and the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ms Hollows holds a Bachelor of Business – Accounting and a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting (Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.
Ms Hollows lives in Brisbane.
Independent Non-executive Director since April 2022
Dr Howse has extensive senior executive and non-executive experience in the infrastructure, energy and resources, construction, data centres, telecommunication and property sectors.
Dr Howse held several senior roles with CIMIC, including Chief Strategy Officer.
Dr Howse is currently a Non-executive Director of Macquarie Telecom Group, Sydney Desalination Plant Pty Limited and Frequency Infrastructure Australia Holdings Pty Limited.
Dr Howse has previously served on the boards of Devine Group, Design Studio Group, Ventia, Nextgen Holdings and Manila North Tollroads Corporation.
Dr Howse holds a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics) from the University of Queensland, an executive MBA from IMD, Switzerland and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Howse lives in Sydney.
Independent Non-executive Director since September 2023
Mr MacDonald was formerly the Managing Director of Zinfra and prior to that held several senior executive roles in Transfield Services Limited, including Chief Executive Officer for Marketing and Investments where he led mergers and acquisitions including their integration and transformation, Chief Executive Officer of Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund and Chief Strategy Officer.
Mr MacDonald is currently a Non-executive Director of Ausgrid, Chair of Intera Renewables and a member of Palisade Investment Partners Investment committee and the Water NSW Asset Advisory Group.
Mr MacDonald holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons), Melbourne University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr MacDonald lives in Sydney.
Independent Non-executive Director since October 2023
Ms Broadbent is an experienced non-executive director and senior executive with experience in business strategy, technology, business development, and health and safety in the utilities and telecommunications sectors. Having worked in both Australia and New Zealand and being based in Auckland, Ms Broadbent brings a deep understanding of the New Zealand market.
Broadbent was formerly the Chief Executive of Counties Power and prior to that held several senior executive roles in the energy, telecommunications and engineering sectors, including with Downer in Australia and New Zealand from 2007 to 2011.
Ms Broadbent is currently a Non-executive Director of Spark New Zealand and Manawa Energy, and is the Deputy Chair of the Business Leaders’ Health & Safety Forum in New Zealand.
Ms Broadbent has previously served as the Chair of Kordia Group, a Non-executive Director of Transpower, Kaingaroa Timberlands and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Authority, and as a member of the New Zealand Government’s Cyber Security Advisory Committee.
Ms Broadbent holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and is a registered iwi member of Te Runanga o te Ngāti Maru.
Ms Broadbent lives in Auckland, New Zealand.