Revolving Doors

Anna Bligh AC

Financial Services | Labor | Revolving Doors

Anna Bligh’s position as the CEO of the Australian Banking Association makes her the chief advocate for banking interests in Australia.

Current Positions

Australian Banking Association, Chief Executive Officer, February 2017 – Present

Previous Positions

Ministerial Appointments:

Member, Committee of the Legislative Assembly, March 2011 – March 2012

Minister for Reconstruction Feb 2011 – Mar 2012

Minister for the Arts, March 2009 – Feb 2011

Premier of Queensland, Sep 2007 – March 2012

Private Appointments

YMCA NSW, Cheif Executive Officer, 2014 – 2017

Revolving Door

Anna Bligh’s position as the CEO of the Australian Banking Association makes her the chief advocate for banking interests in Australia.

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In 2009 Bligh controversially engaged in the privatisation of five Queensland government-owned corporations

  • Queensland Motorways Limited (Operating the Gateway Bridge and Logan Motorway tolling systems)
  • The Port of Brisbane Authority
  • Forestry Plantations Queensland
  • Abbot Point Coal Terminal, which was leased for 99 years to Mundra Port which is the Australian subsidiary of Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd, which developed and manages the largest privately-developed port in India and forms part of the Adani Group.
  • Coal-carrying rail lines, currently owned by Queensland Rail (QR Passenger services will remain nationalised)

Three foreign banks were appointed sale advisers – Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland and Rothschild.

In 2018, Anna Bligh opposed Labor’s push for the establishment of the eventual Royal Commission into Financial Services Misconduct

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