Campbell Newman

Former Qld Premier, Businessman

Campbell Newman, is the Chairman of Arcana Capital, syndicating commercial property investment opportunities for sophisticated investors, a Director & adviser to a number of start-up technology companies and a regular commentator on SkyNews Australia.

He previously held the role of Premier of Queensland from 2012 to 2015 leading an ambitious program of reform to restore the State’s finances, kick start the economy and revitalise the public service.  He also led a highly successful crack down on criminal motorcycle gangs.  With the participation of 80,000 Queenslanders, he facilitated the creation of a 30 year vision and plan for the State – The Queensland Plan.

Prior to this, Campbell served as Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 2004 to 2011 and was involved in the conception and delivery of major infrastructure projects such as the multi- billion dollar Brisbane TransApex tunnel network, new bridges and major road upgrades.  In 2009 he was awarded the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Chairman’s Award for Infrastructure Leadership.

Before entering politics, Campbell worked for six years as an executive for Grainco Australia in the grain storage, handling and logistics industry and also for four years as a management consultant working with large Australian companies such as BHP Australia Coal, the Hydro Electric Commission in Tasmania, Australian Wheat Board and Telstra.

He also spent 13 years in the Australian Army and served as an officer in the Royal Australian Engineers.

Campbell holds an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering (UNSW) an MBA in Financial Management (UQ) and is a graduate of RMC Duntroon.  He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.