Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Inaugural Infrastructure WA Board appointed

    29/07/2019 11:00 AM
     
    • Board members appointed to the inaugural Infrastructure WA Board
    • John Langoulant AO appointed Chairperson and Nicole Lockwood appointed Deputy Chairperson
    • Infrastructure WA to provide expert independent advice to drive investment and create jobs
    • Delivers on another key election commitment of the McGowan Government

    The appointments to the inaugural Infrastructure WA Board have now been finalised, with John Langoulant AO appointed Chairperson and Nicole Lockwood appointed Deputy Chairperson.

     

    This is a significant milestone in driving change and reform in how the State plans and delivers infrastructure and marks the delivery of a key McGowan Government election commitment.

     

    The recent expression of interest process for Board members received a strong response, with more than 150 nominations received from highly experienced candidates across the country.

     

    Infrastructure WA Chair-designate, John Langoulant AO will continue his leadership and oversight of Infrastructure WA, through his appointment as Chairperson. Mr Langoulant is a highly respected member of the Western Australian community and holds significant expertise in the public and private sectors.

     

    Nicole Lockwood has been appointed as Deputy Chairperson and brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience on national, State and regional level boards and committees focussed on infrastructure.

     

    Other board members appointed include:

    • Mr Terry Agnew;
    • Ms Kerryl Bradshaw;
    • Ms Andrea Sutton; and
    • Mr Wayne Zekulich.

    There are also four board members appointed to represent the Government - the Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, the Under Treasurer, the Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Director General for Transport.

     

    Collectively, the board members have extensive experience in infrastructure policy, planning, strategy, financing and delivery across a broad range of infrastructure sectors in both private and public sectors.

     

    The board will shape development of Western Australia's first State Infrastructure Strategy, which will identify the future infrastructure needs and priorities for our State.

     

    Infrastructure WA will provide the strategic direction required to support private sector investment, facilitate economic growth, create jobs, and maximise the value from every taxpayer dollar spent on infrastructure in the State.

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "Infrastructure WA was an important election commitment that will drive investment in WA and create a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians.

     

    "The composition of the board represents the right combination of expertise and experience to achieve the functions set out in the Infrastructure Western Australia Act 2019.

     

    "I look forward to Infrastructure WA's engagement with Government, the community and industry as they work to develop a 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy to identify needs and opportunities for the State.

     

    "I am confident that this Board will provide the necessary leadership to pave the way for the

    successful establishment and operation of Infrastructure WA."

     

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