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Hon Paul Lucas

President of the QLD Branch

Paul Lucas is a non-executive director and consultant. A Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, he has held Board positions with and consulted to public and private sector transport and infrastructure related corporations including Airservices Australia,  Powerlink (electricity transmission) and was Chair of the Queensland Cross River Rail (tunnel PPP) Delivery Authority – Queensland’s largest ever infrastructure project. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Central Highlands Development Corporation and a Board member at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health one of Australia’s largest indigenous-controlled multi-disciplinary health services; and Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation – in remote South Australia. He is a member of the Qld Advisory Board of the National Heart Foundation.

He is a Consultant with National Law Firm, Holding Redlich. He lectures at a postgraduate level (Uni of Qld) in Strategic Metropolitan and Transport & Infrastructure Planning. He also has a Cert IV in Workplace Training & Assessment. He is an Insustry Fellow in the School of Political Science at the University of Queensland and an Adjunct Professor at Australian Catholic University and Bond University. He conducts training in/for many parts of South-East and South-West Asia, Africa and the Pacific in his capacity as a Governance, Infrastructure and Public Policy Consultant principally for and on behalf of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade programs.  He is State President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
He is both a Solicitor and Urban Planner by profession. He was Deputy Premier for 4 years and a Minister in the Queensland State Government for 11 years. His Ministerial responsibilities included Infrastructure & Planning; Transport & Main Roads; Local Government; Energy; Health; and Attorney-General.
He was involved in many large transport infrastructure projects in South-East Queensland including: the Springfield Rail Line; Varsity Lakes Extension; Salisbury-Kuraby Duplication; Inner-Northern Busway; Northern Busway; Boggo Road Busway; Eastern Busway; Tugun Bypass; AirportLink; & Gateway Upgrade Project. He was also Minister responsible for the South-East Qld Regional Plan. He was responsible for managing the State’s relationship with the Federal Government and Local Government on many of these projects.