Nigel Chamier, Chair & NED


Nigel Chamier photoNigel Chamier feeling honoured & privileged to serve the Brisbane community.

Nigel Chamier is a highly accomplished individual who genuinely feels privileged to engage in a wide range of portfolio roles, particularly those which serve the community. He is a passionate champion for both Brisbane and Queensland and has proudly contributed to the advancement of both across a number of areas. Nigel is particularly invested in developing Brisbane landmarks and preserving its historical architecture. It was fascinating to hear what Nigel has achieved within the Brisbane landscape and his experiences really resonate given Arete Executive is also based in Brisbane. It must be amazing for Nigel to be able to look across a city and observe what an influential role he’s had in developing and growing Brisbane into a sophisticated city.

Nigel is the Former Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the Commonwealth Games Infrastructure Authority. He’s been the Honorary Consul for Sweden since 2000 and is a proud member and the immediate past President of The Brisbane Club. Nigel is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Nigel is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for Services to the Property Industry and in 2008 was awarded the Royal Order of Polar Star for Services to Sweden. Most recently, he was awarded an AM – a Member of the Order of Australia. In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. Nigel was instrumental in the highly acclaimed $215 million restoration of Brisbane City Hall and has played major roles in the development of Brisbane landmarks including Eagle Street Pier. Nigel is also a Non Executive Director of Queensland Airports Limited.

Nigel was born in London but grew up in Bundaberg in Queensland in the 1960s, after his parents relocated to Australia and packed up a Land Rover with Nigel and his younger sibling, setting out on an “adventure” up the East Coast. After his schooling, Nigel returned to London where he secured a position at Lloyds Bank, while studying banking at night school. Nigel joined Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in 1972, became partner by the age of 26 and remained with the firm for 20 years, retiring as Joint Managing Director in 1991. When Nigel turned 40, he decided it was time to “sit back and reassess things” and relocated to Tuscany in Italy for six months with his wife and two daughters, before moving on to his impressive portfolio career.


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