Funds Management Committee

Appointed by QTFN’s Trustees to advise as to administration of QTFN’s Public Fund

Jim McKnoulty

Jim McKnoulty

B App Sc (Surv), CS, MIS Aust

As Queensland President and National Vice President of Greening Australia, Jim has worked to establish links between the development industry and the environment movement,

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to restore natural environments surrounding urban development projects. Jim is founding President of The Australian Green Development Forum and was one of five national finalists in the 2004 Prime Minister’s “Environmentalist of the Year Awards”, for his work in advancing the adoption of sustainable development practices in Australia’s property industry.  In March 2007 Jim was appointed Chairman of the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s CitySmart Taskforce.

Ian Callow

Ian Callow

BEng (Agricultural), MS (Hydrogeology)

Ian joined the Funds Management Committee in 2015. He is a water and environment manager with a background in engineering and

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experience in environmental planning, corporate affairs and stakeholder engagement. With experience working with government, corporate, non-government and rural groups, Ian brings a unique mix of technical, scientific and communications experience to the Trust.

Professor John Cole OAM

Professor John Cole OAM

PhD (History)

Professor Cole joined the Funds Management Committee in 2012. An early supporter of triple bottom line thinking and sustainability strategy for competitive advantage,

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Professor Cole is a leading strategic thinker and advisor on sustainable development. He is an advocate for public-private initiatives and the establishment of organisations such as QTFN and in 2012, he received the Queensland Premier’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability. Professor Cole is an Executive Director at the Institute for Resilient Regions at USQ.

Ben O’Hara

Ben O’Hara

B(Ec)

Ben joined the Funds Management Committee in 2016 after four years as the Trust’s General Manager. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the finance and property industries.

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During his time as QTFN General Manager, Ben improved the Trust’s commercial acumen and helped to deliver a more resilient, sustainable business model. He remains a passionate supporter of QTFN through his involvement on the FMC.

Jim Binney

Jim Binney

BBus (Finance and Economics), BEc(Hons)

Jim joined the Funds Management Committee in 2012. With more than 20 years’ experience as an economist in both the public and private sectors,

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Jim is a specialist in natural resource and environmental economics. He is passionate about integrating environmental values into mainstream commercial decision making and investment.

Donn Berghofer

Donn Berghofer

BLitt, MPA, BScAgr,MSc, MBA

Donn joined the Funds Management Committee in 2012. He is Principal of IC berg Impact Consultants – a management consultancy providing independent and professional advice to

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organisations on corporate social responsibility (CSR), strategic philanthropy, strategy and impact assessments. Donn is committed to achieving positive social, economic and environmental results through his work.

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