Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Jim Walker

Published 3:40am 8 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Jim Walker
Words by Moreton Daily

Jim Walker AM has brought senior executive experience from Australia and overseas to the Millovate Board of Directors as it plans one of the biggest most advanced developments this region has seen.

As a director of Millovate, which was set-up to create The Mill as a “destination landmark”, Mr Walker is a key figure in the activation of around 65 hectares at the Petrie site.

Thirty-five hectares of the former paper mill site, purchased 10m years ago by Moreton Bay Regional Council for $50.5 million, is now Mill Central and 30 hectares Mill Innovation.

In its 2021-22 annual report, Millovate said the priority had been working on a Business Plan aligning Council’s vision and deliverables for The Mill at Moreton Bay, as well as Millovate’s strategies and tactics to deliver the staged master planned development”.

The annual report said this comprised social infrastructure to support health and wellbeing; Sustainable Urban Infrastructure to attract capital; Economic Development for enterprise growth and innovation and Environmental Sustainability.

Also operating functions for Millovate; progressing the Master Plan Development Plan and Development Roadmap to guide development for the next two decades and an Interim Development Strategy for Mill Central and Mill Innovation.

The annual report says this included programs for digital telecommunications, advanced manufacturing, healthcare including a private hospital and education, which includes three new buildings for UniSC Moreton Bay.

About Jim Walker

Jim Walker AM joined the Millovate Board of Directors more than two years ago.

His LinkedIn account says he is also a director of the Brisbane-based Translational Research Institute (TRI) Australia – a position he has held for more than 10 years.

TRI supports hospital clinicians, government and industry to improve the success of scientific discoveries.

Mr Walker was chair of Mater Research _ a recognised leader in medical research - for 13 years before joining the Millovate Board.

He has also been Vice President of United Technologies Collins Aerospace and Vice President and Managing Director of Rockwell Collins – both in Singapore.

United Technologies’ acquisition of Rockwell Collins was – at that time - one of the largest in aerospace history.

Prior to joining Rockwell Collins, he was CEO of QMI Solutions and Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Australia, the latter for 11 years.

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