Meet the Panel

Members of the Panel were selected to ensure a mix of experience across freight and supply chains, as well as reflect geographical spread.

John Fullerton

Mr John Fullerton, Chair

Mr Fullerton has over 35 years of experience in the transport industry across Australia and has held Senior Executive and Board Member positions in both the private and public sectors. At the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), John led the $6.5 billion upgrade and expansion of the Hunter Valley coal network and the interstate rail freight network as well as a large contribution to the planning and commencement of construction of the $10 billion Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project. He is former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ARTC and retired in May of 2020. He has held previous roles at FreightLink, National Rail Corporation and Pacific National and is a leading figure in Australia's infrastructure and rail industry.

Nicole Lockwood

Ms Nicole Lockwood

Ms Lockwood’s background in infrastructure, economic development and community engagement provides her with a unique insight into the complexity of planning and delivering large infrastructure projects in an environment of ever-changing social expectations. Nicole provides strategic advice to government, overseeing major infrastructure and integrated planning initiatives, including the Future Fremantle Planning Committee and Westport Taskforce which developed a 50 year freight and trade plan for the SW of WA. She has worked throughout regional WA as well as on national and metropolitan economic and infrastructure initiatives. She is the Deputy Chair of Infrastructure WA and member of the Boards of the Green Building Council of Australia and the WA Association for Mental Health.

Peter Garske

Mr Peter Garske

Mr Garske is a highly qualified Executive Manager with a proven track record in developing strong, productive partnerships. He has 30 years of experience spanning across Human Resource management, Employment Law, Political Lobby and Senior Executive Management. He is currently Director at the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council and former Deputy Chairman of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and former Chief Executive Officer at the Queensland Trucking Association. Mr Garske will bring extensive knowledge of the heavy vehicle sector to the panel.

Brett Charlton

Mr Brett Charlton

Mr Charlton has been involved in international logistics for over 30 years. He is currently the General Manager of Tasmania at DSV Global Transport and Logistics, immediate past Chairman of the Tasmanian Logistics Committee, Vice President of the Tasmanian chapter of the Australia China Business Council and a Board Member of the Tasmanian Agricultural Producers Group. Mr Charlton has experience with ports, shipping lines, logistics consulting and freight forwarding.

Sophie Finemore

Ms Sophie Finemore

Ms Finemore is currently the Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs at KPMG. She is an experienced economist and government relations specialist with a demonstrated history working in public policy specialising in transport, freight and logistics. She is skilled in stakeholder management, government, economic policy and policy analysis. She is formerly the Senior Manager of Government Relations at Toll and Principal Economist for the Australian Automobile Association. Ms Finemore has worked for the Commonwealth, Victorian and Queensland State Governments and holds a Master's degree in Economics.