New Chief Executive Officer announced

The Board of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Hindmarsh as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will commence on 14 July 2014.

“Mr Hindmarsh will bring to the QCA a strong commercial focus, reflecting more than thirty years experience in finance and investment. John’s knowledge of debt markets and risk management will be especially useful for the QCA’s work as an economic regulator of infrastructure services,” said QCA chairman Malcolm Roberts.

Since 2002, Mr Hindmarsh has been CEO of the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation (TASCORP). TASCORP raises and invests funds on behalf of the State Government. It is required by law to operate as a business achieving commercial returns and managing its risks. TASCORP decides the borrowing limits for each state government business enterprise. 

Mr Hindmarsh’s earlier roles include senior positions at Auckland City Council, Westpac and the ANZ Bank. He has a Master of Business Administration degree and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

“Over the last 12 months, the QCA has added new responsibilities for regulation reform and productivity to our traditional role in economic regulation. Delivering on these new responsibilities has seen cultural and organisational changes at the QCA.  

“The Board will work closely with John to accelerate the evolution of the QCA into a more flexible organisation working across a broader range of economic regulatory and policy issues,” said Malcolm Roberts.