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

    Infrastructure WA chief executive officer appointment

    8/06/2020 6:00 AM
    • ​Senior infrastructure professional Philip Helberg appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure WA
    • Five-year term to commence on August 1, 2020
    • Infrastructure WA to guide future infrastructure investment in WA and help create a pipeline of jobs  

    Premier Mark McGowan has announced the appointment of highly respected public sector leader, Philip Helberg as Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure WA.


    Mr Helberg's role will focus on providing expert infrastructure advice to the Premier and State Government on the planning and implementation of infrastructure priorities and initiatives.


    As a former Deputy Director General at the Department of Finance, Mr Helberg led Building Management and Works, and the Strategic Projects arm of the agency, driving significant sector-wide reforms in infrastructure planning and development.


    With diverse experience across both the public and private sectors, Mr Helberg has previously overseen annual infrastructure programs in excess of $1 billion.


    An extensive recruitment and selection process for the Chief Executive Officer position was conducted, with a strong response of more than 70 applications received from highly experienced candidates from across the country.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "I congratulate Mr Helberg on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer at Infrastructure WA.


    "His extensive leadership experience in infrastructure roles in the private and public sectors will help drive the achievement of improved economic, social and environmental outcomes for the State.


    "Infrastructure WA will provide the State Government with advice for private sector investment to continue to grow the economy and create a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians.


    "I acknowledge and thank Lance Glare for his leadership as the Acting Chief Executive Officer since August 2019.


    "This appointment comes at an exciting time for Infrastructure WA, with the State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper being released later this month."


    Premier's office - 6552 5000