binna burra

Board of Directors

Binna Burra Board of Directors:

Steve Noakes

Steve Noakes


  •  Local Beechmont/Binna Burra resident
  • Extensive 45 years of engagement in the tourism and travel sector as an entrepreneur, academic and volunteer in various not-for-profit organisations
  • Former Vice President & Councillor, National Parks Association of Queensland
  • Received (2008) the inaugural Ecotourism Australia Medal, recognizing active engagement in the Australian and international ecotourism industry
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, tourism, hospitality and teaching
  • Has served as an Adjunct Professor in Sustainable Tourism at Universities in Australia, Finland and Norway
Hal Morris

Hal Morris


  • In April 2020, Hal Morris was invited to re-join the Board of Binna Burra after the September 2019 bushfires.
  • Previously been Chairman of Binna Burra for eight years from 2007 to 2015
  • CEO of the Gold Coast Waterways Authority 2013 - 2021
  • Graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1981
  • Has held senior executive roles in the Queensland Public Service and Queensland Rail
  • Past CEO of the Australian Logistics Council then the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Australia)
  • Tertiary qualifications in Government and Business
Helen Moore

Helen Moore


  • Chair of the Binna Burra Lodge Ltd Board Committee on Audit & Risk
  • Former General Manager Finance and Business Services, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (2012 – 2018)
  • Independent Chair of Audit and Risk Management Committee, Queensland Department of Education
  • Independent Chair of Audit, Finance and Risk Management Committee, Trade and Investment Queensland
  • Independent Chair of Audit and Compliance Committee, Local Government Association of Queensland
  • Independent Member of Audit and Risk Committee, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation
  • Independent Member of Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
  • Independent Member of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, Great Barrier Reef Foundation
  • Independent Member of Audit and Risk Committee, City of Moreton Bay Council
  • External Member of Audit, Risk and Finance Committee, CQUniversity
  • Non-Executive Director of Santos Organics Ltd and Chair of Audit Committee
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business/Accounting, Fellow of CPA and Graduate of AICD
Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown


  • Managing Director & Company Secretary, RE Brown Consulting. Advisory services to property and agricultural family businesses.
  • Board member Caloundra City School Limited
  • Previous experiences include:
    • Director & Company Secretary & Risk Committee member, McIntyre Centre Riding for the Disabled Ltd
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Brisbane Triathlon Club
    • Experienced commercial lawyer in utilities, property and FMCG sector
  • Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Chartered Secretary, Governance Institute of Australia
  • Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law
Gary Grant

Gary Grant


  • Member of Binna Burra Lodge Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of Binna Burra Lodge Design Committee
  • Managing Director, Grant Management Consultants.
  • Former Director-WHS & Risk - Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
  • Former Principal and Global Safety/Crisis Manager - Advisian, part of Worley Group
  • Former General Manager-Training and National HSE Manager - Chubb Fire Safety
  • Former State Training Officer - NSW State Emergency Service, and member of NSW State Rescue Board Training Advisory Panel
  • Former Senior Constable & Senior Rescue Instructor, NSW Police Force
  • Tertiary qualifications in OHS, Criminal Justice and Training
  • Commissioner of Declarations
  • Certified Generalist OHS Practitioner-Australia Institute of Health and Safety
Robert McDowall

Robert McDowall

Director & Company Secretary

  • Managing Director, Arabon Accountant
  • Chair and Non-Executive Director, Hard Fizz
  • Company Secretary, BALNCE Group
  • Fellow, CPA Australia
  • Former Deputy President of Queensland Divisional Council, CPA Australia (2019)
  • Regular contributor to CPA Australia committees and programs
  • Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), undertaking Masters of Teaching (Secondary)