The Hon Rob Borbidge AO


The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO was the 35th Premier of Queensland and served in the State Parliament as member for Surfers Paradise from 1980 until 2001.


During this time he held numerous senior positions in the Ministry, as Leader of the Opposition and Premier. Since leaving Parliament he has held numerous Board positions in both private and publicly listed companies.


He is currently Chair of the Board of Advice for the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University and holds an Honorary Doctorate of the University. He is Chair of LifeFlight Australia Foundation, a member of the Board of StarFlight Australia and StarFlight Victoria. He served as Chair of the Legacy Committee for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was previously Chair of Study Gold Coast and a senior counsel for Government advisory services group GovStrat.


He also served on the Independent Distribution Committee for the public appeal for victims of the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy. In 2021 he was appointed as an Australian Government representative on the Brisbane Airport Post Implementation Review Advisory Group.