Tim Rothwell | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Tim Rothwell

BA(Hons) Newc, FCA, MAICD

Tim Rothwell is a Board Member and Chair of the Board Audit and Risk Committee of AvSuper. He was formerly on the board of Airservices Australia and the Cross River Rail Development Authority.

He was a Board Member and inaugural Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee of Wesley Mission Queensland for ten years until 2015 and the Honorary Treasurer of the RNA (Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland) for three years until 2017.

For ten years, Tim has been a mentor to QUT Executive MBA students.

Tim retired as Chief Financial Officer of Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) in 2013, after 20 years with the organisation.

At BAC, he was responsible for finance and governance of a $6b airport business – aviation, retail, car parks, infrastructure and commercial property development and management.

Responsibilities included $3b plus debt raising - USPP and Australian bond issues and bank facilities, airline pricing, State Government, Brisbane City Council and other critical negotiations and liaison with regulators (Federal Department of Infrastructure, ACCC, PC, ATO, etc).

During 1996 and 1997, he was actively involved in all aspects of the Australian airport privatisation process. In 2008, he completed the Senior Executive Program at London Business School.

Tim was a key member of a senior management team that saw BAC increase its profitability significantly and Brisbane Airport win several international and national awards.

Prior to BAC, Tim held senior financial, marketing, project and general roles in the UK and Australia. Tim has an honours degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and qualified as an accountant with Deloitte. He is a member of the AICD and an FCA.

He is married with four children and seven grandchildren.

Tim is Chairperson of the UniSC Planning and Resources Committee.