Julieanne Alroe retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation where she was chief executive and managing director since July 2009. With more than 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, she was one of only a handful of women in the world to run a privatised airport. Ms Alroe had held a number of executive management positions with Sydney Airport Corporation in the commercial, operations, corporate affairs, and planning and infrastructure departments. She was a member of Urban Futures Brisbane, the Brisbane Infrastructure Council, and the Queensland Climate Advisory Council. Previous board appointments included being chair of Airports Coordination Australia, deputy chair of Tourism and Events Queensland, as well as being a board member of The Queensland Theatre Company, Australia Trade Coast and the International Grammar School Sydney.