Romilly Madew to leave Infrastructure Australia

Romilly Madew is departing Infrastructure Australia at the end of July after almost three and a half years as chief executive to take up a new role at the helm of Engineers Australia.

Romilly Madew

Chair Col Murray said Ms Madew’s leadership, collaborative approach and skills would be missed.

“Her impact on Australia’s infrastructure assessment and policy has been positive and sustained, reflecting her passion for the sector and her strong, trusted relationships with stakeholders across government at all levels, industry and the community,” he said.

“Under her leadership, Infrastructure Australia has strengthened the Infrastructure Priority List and refreshed Infrastructure Australia’s Assessment Framework, broadening the Assessment Criteria to allow for more holistic reviews of a proposal’s potential benefits, in addition to those that can be monetised through traditional cost-benefit analysis,” Mr Murray said.

During her time as CEO Ms Maddew oversaw the publication of the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan and provided support to the Australian Government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

She also led a range of new initiatives for Infrastructure Australia, including its Infrastructure Market Capacity program, Regional Strengths and Infrastructure Gaps and Delivering Outcomes research and implementation of its first Reconciliation Action Plan.

Ms Madew said she was proud of her achievements at Infrastructure Australia and looked forward to takin up her new post as chief executive of Engineers Australia.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with federal and state and territory government officials to drive transformation across the infrastructure sector and appreciated their willingness to authentically collaborate,” she said.

Details about recruitment of a new CEO and any acting arrangements will be announced in due course.

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