ABOUT US

About Us

GoldlinQ is
entrusted with the
delivery and operation
of the transformative
Gold Coast Light Rail.

Our local, expert team leads and oversees the Gold Coast Light Rail, working on behalf of our government partners, and alongside our operation and construction contractors, to ensure our city has one of the world’s best light rail systems.

We continue to champion what’s best for the project and the network, always putting safety first and beginning with the end in mind.

Local employment and procurement are a strong focus for light rail construction, and we are committed to working closely with and supporting the Gold Coast community and industry.

The Gold Coast, one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, needs this transformative public transport mode.

Since the introduction of light rail, overall annual public transport use in the city has grown substantially, helping to reduce road and traffic congestion. Keeping the Gold Coast Light Rail moving is our passion and our purpose.

Keeping the Gold Coast Light Rail Moving

GoldlinQ is entrusted with the delivery and operation of the
transformative Gold Coast Light Rail.

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Board Members

John Witheriff AM – Chairman

John is currently:

  • MinterEllison Gold Coast Executive Chairman
  • GoldlinQ Chairman

John Witheriff AM – Chairman

John has been involved as a Chairman or Director in the delivery of several infrastructure projects including:

  • Gold Coast Light Rail stages 1 and 2, and now 3
  • Metricon Stadium
  • Gold Coast Suns AFL Football Club
  • GC2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Gold Coast Suns-related sporting infrastructure
  • Ten Queensland schools
  • Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
  • Gold Coast Desalination Plant

He is a former Director of several prominent corporations including Sea World, Indy 300 Event Advisory Board, SureSmart Water, Energex Retail, the Queensland Transmission and Supply Corporation and the Queensland Liquor Appeals Tribunal.

Martyn Jackson – Amber representative

Martyn Jackson – Amber representative

Ben Gibson – Amber representative

Ben Gibson – Amber representative

Nick Brown – Marubeni representative

Nick Brown – Marubeni representative

Tadahisa Yamada – Marubeni representative

Tadahisa Yamada – Marubeni representative

James Ward – Palisade representative

James Ward – Palisade representative

Lee Burnell – Plenary representative

Lee Burnell – Plenary representative

Jonathan Cook – Keolis Downer representative

Jonathan Cook – Keolis representative

Executive Team

Phil Mumford - Chief Executive Officer

Phil Mumford

Chief Executive Officer

Phil is an experienced leader of organisations and people, with more than 20 years’ experience leading complex commercial businesses as Chief Executive Officer in the construction and operation of toll roads, and in the operation of major seaports. He has headed up GoldlinQ since the organisation was established, and been on board for the delivery of Stages 1 and 2, and now 3. His previous roles include:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Motorways Ltd (Gateway Upgrade Project)
Dean Tobin - Chief Financial Officer

Dean Tobin

Chief Financial Officer

Dean has worked across a range of industries in large and small organisations, with more than 25 years’ experience in finance. His previous roles include:

  • Chief Financial Officer, Auriga Group
  • Head of Finance and Commercial – GOS Division, Toll Group
  • General Manager Commercial, Toll Group – Intermodal and Specialised
Derek Leys - Chief Operating Officer

Derek Leys

Chief Operating Officer

Derek has 20 years’ experience working with teams to successfully deliver major infrastructure projects across the public and private sectors. His previous roles include:

  • Technical Director, Regionerate Rail (Inland Rail PPP)
  • Project Director, Cross River Rail Authority
  • Technical Director, Nexus Infrastructure Pty Ltd (Toowoomba Second Range Crossing)
John Hickey - Executive Director, Operations

John Hickey

Executive Director, Operations

John has extensive experience in the rail industry as a senior leader, with an engineering background. His previous roles include:

  • Senior Project Manager, CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles)
  • Chief Technical Officer, Keolis Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System Pvt Ltd
  • Senior Project Manager, Sydney Trains
George Phillipos - Executive Director, Delivery

George Phillipos

Executive Director, Delivery

George has extensive experience in project delivery, construction, asset management, design and manufacturing in the heavy engineering, shipping and rail industries. His previous roles include:

  • Senior Executive (Engineering & Maintenance, Infrastructure, Rolling Stock, Stations, Depots), Qatar Railways Company
  • General Manager and various senior engineering roles in Queensland Rail
  • Various senior engineering roles in the shipping industry
Neil Donaldson

Neil Donaldson

Executive Director, Safety and Risk

Neil has extensive experience in construction law, rail safety, engineering, and work health and safety, and is a PhD candidate at Curtin University focusing on risk management in the rail industry. His previous roles include:

  • Construction Lawyer, Crisp Law
  • General Manager Rail Safety and Risk MTR AU, MTR Corporation Limited
  • Safety Manager Australia Major Projects, UGL

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