The Board of Infrastructure NSW comprises the Chief Executive Officer, an independent Chairman and nine additional Board members. The Board provides strategic policy direction and oversight for planning, management and performance.
The Board is one of the most experienced in the country with a mix of leading business people with expertise in infrastructure, alongside the State’s most senior public servants.
A copy of the Infrastructure NSW Board register is available here
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Graham Bradley AM
Appointed July 2013
Graham Bradley is a professional company director and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Australia and EnergyAustralia Holdings. He is also on the Boards of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Virgin Australia International Holdings, Ensemble Limited and Tennis Australia. Graham was appointed a director of GrainCorp as of 1 March 2017 and then as the non-executive Chairman on 1 May 2017. In April 2017 Graham was appointed as director and chairman of Stilmark Pty Ltd.
Graham resigned as Chairman of Anglo American Australia Limited, with effect from 30 June 2016 and also as Chairman and Director of Stockland Corporation Limited with effect from 27 October 2016.
Graham was managing director of Perpetual Limited from 1995-2003. Prior to joining Perpetual, Graham was national managing partner of leading national law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Before this, Graham was a partner of McKinsey & Company, a leading international firm of management consultants.
Graham was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009-2011 and Vice President from 2011-2012. He was Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel from 2006-2013. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at UNSW and a director of the European Australian Business Council. Graham also devotes time to a range of non-profit organisations, including the State Library of NSW.
Graham was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to business, medical research and the arts
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed 3 April 2019
Simon joined Infrastructure NSW in April 2019 following a year as the Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry. Simon has previously served as the Deputy Secretary, Economic Policy Group, at the Department of Premier and Cabinet and as a Tribunal Member at the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
Simon has extensive senior executive management experience in infrastructure and utility companies. He is a former CEO of Lumo Energy, Chief Executive Officer of Wellington Airport in New Zealand, General Manager Commercial at Integral Energy and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Territory Airports. Simon has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Sydney University, a Master of Business (Finance) from UTS and has completed the Company Directors Course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Secretary, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Appointed 2 April 2019
Jim was appointed as the Secretary, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in April 2019. He is responsible for bringing together a new Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster which will drive greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing industries, with an increased emphasis on regional NSW.
This follows almost six years as the Chief Executive Officer for Infrastructure NSW during which he led the development of the 2014 State Infrastructure Strategy Update and the recent 2018 State Infrastructure Strategy, chaired the Infrastructure Investor Assurance Committee, was responsible for the delivery of a number of the state’s infrastructure priorities, and coordinated the development of the NSW Government Action Plan: A ten point commitment to the construction sector through his role as Chair of the NSW Government’s Construction Leadership Group.
Prior to that, Jim spent five years as the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Transport and four years as Victoria’s Director of Public Transport at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure.
Secretary, NSW Treasury
Appointed 2 August 2017 by virtue of his position within the NSW public service and consistent with the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011.
Michael Pratt AM was appointed as the 27th Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations on 1 August 2017. The Treasury Cluster includes NSW Treasury, NSW Treasury Corporation, NSW Industrial Relations, NSW Long Service Corporation, icare (Insurance & Care NSW) and SAS Trustee Corporation.
Prior to his role with Treasury, Michael was the NSW Customer Service Commissioner, where he revolutionised the way the Government delivers services - putting the people of NSW at the heart of service delivery. He led major service reform across the NSW Government, chairing the NSW Customer Advisory Board - the responsible governance entity for the delivery of State Government services to the citizens of NSW.
Michael Pratt was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List. Michael was recognised as a role model for Australian society for providing significant service to public administration through reforms in customer service and communication and to the finance and banking industry.
Prior to his role as Customer Service Commissioner Michael was CEO of Consumer and SME Banking, North East Asia, with Standard Chartered Bank. He is a former President of the Australian Institute of Banking & Finance and was the inaugural Joint President of Finsia. Michael’s previous roles also include senior executive positions as Group Executive of Westpac Business & Consumer Banking, CEO of National Australia Bank in Australia, CEO of Bank of New Zealand and CEO of Bank of Melbourne.
Michael is also Deputy Chancellor of Western Sydney University, Deputy Chair of icare, and a Non-Executive Director of TAL Dai-ichi Life Australia and Credit Union Australia where he chairs their respective risk committees.
Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Appointed 13 November 2017 by virtue of his position within the NSW public service and consistent with the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011
Tim Reardon was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in late 2017. He is responsible for leading the public service in NSW and driving the Government’s services, infrastructure and reform priorities.
Prior to his appointment Tim was the Secretary, Transport where he successfully led the Transport Cluster and its 25,000 people on behalf of the NSW community. Tim led the development and delivery of the largest transport infrastructure and services pipeline in a generation, with over $41bn of capital works over a four year period.
He was also accountable for better integration across transport services, implementing technology and innovation to improve customer service, and driving reforms and long term planning to make the transport system more customer-focused and efficient. The NSW transport system now delivers far greater service levels for a fast growing population and economy across the State, and customer satisfaction is at an all-time high.
Tim has 27 years’ experience working in both government and the private sector in NSW and internationally. He is a born and bred New South Welshman and lives in Sydney with his wife Lorna and two daughters.
Private Sector Member
Marika Calfas is the Chief Executive Officer of NSW Ports, the organisation responsible for managing a $5 billion infrastructure portfolio comprising Port Botany, Port Kembla and the intermodal terminals at Cooks River and Enfield.
Marika has operated in the port sector for over 17 years, across a broad range of portfolio areas including strategy, planning, environment and infrastructure. Previously Marika held senior positions at Sydney Ports Corporation and Sinclair Knight Merz.
Marika was appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure & Transport to the Expert Panel advising the Government Inquiry into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy Priorities in 2017.
With a strong belief that ports are crucial to our wellbeing and essential for the nation’s economy Marika enjoys working in the industry and has a passion to do things well, make improvements and find new opportunities.
Marika is a board member of Ports Australia, Deputy Chair of the Australian Logistics Council, Member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Advisory Board, Member of Wollongong University’s SMART Advisory Council and Australia’s representative to PIANC’s (the International Waterborne Transport Association) International Environmental Commission.
Marika was awarded the 2018 Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the 2018 Judy Raper Award for Leadership in Engineering by the University of NSW.
Marika holds an Engineering Degree (Environmental) from UNSW, a Masters of Engineering Management and a Masters of Environmental Law. She is a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia.
Private Sector Member
Appointed 15 July 2011
Roger Fletcher is Managing Director of Fletcher International Exports, a company that exports sheep meats, wool and grain to more than 95 countries worldwide and farms sheep, wheat and cotton.
Roger is also Deputy Chairman of the National Export Lamb, Sheep and Goat Industries Council, board member of the Australian Meat Industry Council and the Australian Processor Council.
Appointed 15 August 2019
Kerrie is the Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds. She is responsible for the development and operation of the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium. The SCG is one of the sporting and entertainment world’s most loved grounds, while the new SFS will give Sydney a world-class rectangular venue when it opens in 2022. The SCG precinct attracts more than 1.5 million visitors a year and is home to Sydney’s largest annual sporting event, cricket’s New Year’s Test.
Prior to her appointment in 2018, she was Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Airport. Previously she was CEO of Macquarie Airports and Board member of Rome, Brussels, Copenhagen, Birmingham and Bristol Airports. She has significant experience in running major infrastructure assets with complex operations and consumer-facing businesses in Australia and internationally. She is recognised for her vision, business transformation experience and excellence in stakeholder engagement.
Previously she was an Executive Director at Macquarie Group. During the 18 years of her tenure she worked with Government and private sector clients on projects and transactions across a wide range of infrastructure sectors including transport, utilities, social infrastructure and regulated assets.
Kerrie has been recognised with several honours and awards for her achievements and industry contributions.
She is a member of the UNSW Australian School of Business Advisory Board, Chief Executive Women, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of FINSEA.
Kerrie has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Commerce from University of NSW.
Rod Pearse OAM
Private Sector Member
Appointed 15 July 2011
Rod is a Board member of O'Connell Street Associates and is also Chairman of the
Infrastructure NSW Audit and Risk Committee.
Rod was CEO of Boral Limited (2000 to 2009), a Board member of the Business Council
of Australia (2003 to 2009), a member of the Westconnex Delivery Authority Board (2013
to 2015) and a member of the COAG Reform Council Expert Panel on Cities (2010 to
Rod Pearse retired as a member of the Sydney Motorway Corporation Board in
September 2018. Rod was awarded an OAM for services to Youth in 2009.
Appointed June 2014
Arlene is a Non-Executive Director of Primary Health Care and Lend Lease Investment Management. She was the Chairman of Urbanise.com Limited until her retirement from both boards effective 14 October 2016. On 31 March 2016, Arlene was announced as a Non-Executive Director (elect) of Aristocrat Leisure Limited. Arlene was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee for Aristocrat in December 2017.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women. Her professional experience is as a senior investment banker, commercial banker and finance and securities lawyer.