Watpac appoints Julieanne Alroe to Board

Friday, 6th March 2020
Article Type: Media Release

Watpac is pleased to advise that it has appointed Julieanne Alroe as a Non-Executive Director.

With a career spanning more than 35 years in property and infrastructure development, asset management and complex operating environments, Ms Alroe continues to strengthen the Watpac Board’s connection to the local market.

Speaking on the appointment, Watpac Chair and BESIX Group Chief Executive Officer, Rik Vandenberghe, welcomed Ms Alroe to the Board.

“Julieanne has strong credentials in business strategy and innovation, and is a proven executive and director with tremendous experience across a number of sectors,” Mr Vandenberghe said.

“She has an in-depth understanding of the markets in which Watpac operates and we are delighted to welcome Julieanne to the Watpac Board.”

Ms Alroe was pleased to have the opportunity to join Watpac’s Board.

“Watpac has a great history and reputation for delivering high quality projects. It’s very exciting to be part of this next chapter as the company expands into new sectors, leveraging BESIX’s global capabilities and commitment to the Australian contracting market,” Ms Alroe said.

“I look forward to bringing my experience to Watpac’s Board and to contribute to its future success.”

Watpac has been delivering landmark building projects for nearly four decades including One Central Park and Arthur Phillip High School in Sydney, Herston Quarter and Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, Townsville’s QCB Stadium, Victorian New Schools PPP and the Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion.

Together in Australia, BESIX and Watpac offer expanded technical capability and in-house engineering which is enhanced by our deep local knowledge and international experience. This also provides our customers greater certainty in the delivery of complex building, civil, marine and specialist projects. 

About Julieanne Alroe

Julieanne Alroe has carved a prominent career in infrastructure with experience in board and senior executive roles.

Ms Alroe currently chairs Infrastructure Australia and Queensland Ballet, and is on the University of Queensland’s Senate. She has previously been chair of ERM Power Ltd., Airports Coordination Australia and Australia Trade Coast, and deputy chair of Tourism and Events Queensland.

An accomplished company executive, Ms Alroe was Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane Airport Corporation from 2009 to 2018 and held various senior executive positions at Sydney Airport Corporation from 1981 to 2008.

An economics graduate from the University of Queensland, Ms Alroe also has a doctorate (honoris causa) from Griffith University and is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.