Jim Betts

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed 29 June 2013

Jim joined Infrastructure NSW following 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. 

As part of his role at Infrastructure NSW, Jim led the development of more than 80 recommendations to Government of critical infrastructure for NSW—set out in the State Infrastructure Strategy Update 2014. Jim is Chairman of Infrastructure Investor Assurance Committee, reporting to cabinet on High Profile/ High Risk projects, while providing oversight almost 400 projects across government registered in the Infrastructure NSW assurance database. Since the establishment of Projects NSW in 2015, Jim has also been responsible for the delivery of a number of the state’s infrastructure priorities, including the $3.4 billion Darling Harbour transformation. Jim was appointed to the Board of UrbanGrowth NSW on 31 May 2017.

During his time in Victoria, Jim was involved in the delivery of the $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan, the overhaul of Victoria's legislative framework to integrate the planning of transport and land use, and overseeing construction of the $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link project.

Latest News

New Construction Industry Leadership Forum

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A forum of leaders from industry and the Victorian and NSW public sectors has been established to improve collaboration and action around procurement and delivery of major government infrastructure projects, including addressing capability and capacity constraints and the need for greater workforce diversity. Read more

Work starts on Western Sydney home of sport

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Work has officially kicked off today on the 30,000 seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta which will set a new standard for sports fans when it opens in 2019. Read more

First sod turned on new Grafton prison

Monday, August 21, 2017

Minister for Corrections David Elliott today turned the first sod on the new Grafton Correctional Centre, marking a key milestone in the NSW Government’s prison infrastructure plan and delivering jobs and investment to the North Coast. Read more