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 the Chairman of Infrastructure NSW, appointed in 2013. A professional company director, Graham is on the Boards of Virgin Australia International Holdings and Ensemble Limited.
In October 2020 Graham retired after 16 years as Chairman and director of HSBC Bank Australia Limited. In March 2020 Graham resigned as chairman from GrainCorp Limited and became director and chairman of United Malt Group Limited, following the newly listed company (United Malt Group Limited—UMG). In July 2020 Graham was appointed as director of In Shine Justice Limited. Graham retired as Chairman and Director of Stockland Corporation Limited in 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 and Co-ordinator General, Infrastructure NSW
Appointed 17 March 2018 by virtue of his position within the NSW public service and consistent with the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011; re-appointed April 2019.
Simon joined Infrastructure NSW in April 2019. Within Government, Simon has previously served as Secretary of the Department of Industry, Deputy Secretary, Economic Policy Group at the Department of Premier and Cabinet and as a Tribunal Member at the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
Prior to joining Government, 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 of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC)
Michael Coutts-Trotter was first appointed to head a NSW Government department in 2004 and has since led six agencies.
He is now the Secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Before joining the public service, Michael was chief of staff to a NSW Treasurer for seven years.
Michael is a fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia.
Private Sector Member
Appointed November 2018
Marika Calfas is the Chief Executive Officer of NSW Ports, the organisation responsible for managing Port Botany, Port Kembla and the intermodal terminals at Cooks River and Enfield in NSW, Australia.
Marika has almost 20 years’ experience in the port sector including in port planning and development.
With a strong belief that ports are crucial to our lives and lifestyles and essential for the nation’s economy, Marika is passionate about driving improvements and efficiencies across port supply chains, informing the wider community and decision makers of the importance and value of ports and identifying new opportunities.
Marika was appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure & Transport to the Expert Panel advising the Australian Government Inquiry into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy Priorities in 2017.
Marika is Deputy Chair of Ports Australia, Board member of Infrastructure NSW and Australian Logistics Council and member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Advisory Board and University of Wollongong SMART Advisory Board, and Australia’s representative to PIANC's (International Waterborne Transport Association’s) Environmental Commission.
Marika holds an Engineering Degree (Environmental), Masters of Engineering Management and Masters of Environmental Law. Marika is a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia.
Michael ‘Mick’ Cassel
Secretary, Department of Planning & Environment
Approved: 24 January 2021
Mick was appointed Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) in December 2021.
The department brings together specialists in urban and regional planning, natural resources, environment, heritage, Aboriginal and social housing.
Prior to his appointment, Mick led the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s social housing agenda for over two years as the head of the Land and Housing Corporation. Here he delivered greater access and choice of housing to the people of NSW and worked to address social housing shortages across the state.
Before joining the Land and Housing Corporation, Mick spent almost three years as the Chief Executive of the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation and five years as the Program Director of the Revitalising Newcastle program. In these positions Mick worked closely with the city of Newcastle and helped to shape the face of the city, effectively leading the delivery of the Light Rail as well as significant and sustained urban transformation and economic revitalisation programs.
Mick is a graduate of the renowned Harvad Business School’s Advanced Management Program and has thirty years’ experience in the construction and real estate industry. He has extensive expertise in managing complex stakeholders and delivering city-changing outcomes and is passionate about creating opportunities that see communities thrive.
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 90 countries worldwide and farms sheep, wheat and cotton and operates an intermodal freight facility in Regional NSW. Roger is also Deputy Chairman of the National Export Lamb, Sheep and Goat Industries Council and a board member of the Australian Meat Industry Council.
Dr Paul Grimes PSM
Secretary of NSW Treasury
Appointed 31 January 2022 by virtue of his position within the NSW public service.
Dr Paul Grimes PSM was appointed as the 28th Secretary of NSW Treasury on 29 January 2022. The Treasury Cluster includes NSW Treasury, NSW Procurement, NSW Productivity Commission, NSW Treasury Corporation, iCare (Insurance & Care NSW) SAS Trustee Corporation and Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC). As Secretary, Dr Grimes is responsible for strategic management of the entirety of the State’s finances, budget, assets, liabilities and financial risk management framework and transformation. He previously served as Coordinator General - Environment, Energy and Science with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment since April 2020.
Dr Grimes has held a number of senior roles at the federal, state and territory levels, including serving as Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture; Secretary of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities; and as the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.
Before being appointed as a Secretary in the Australian Government, Paul was Associate Secretary (Domestic Policy) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Finance. He also served as Chief Executive of the ACT Department of Treasury and as Deputy Secretary in the South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance.
In 2010, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) for his role in the development of the Australian Government’s response to the global financial crisis.
Chief Executive Officer, Venues NSW
Appointed 15 August 2019
Kerrie is responsible for the world-famous Sydney Cricket Ground, Stadium Australia, Bankwest Stadium, McDonald Jones Stadium, WIN Stadium, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, WIN Entertainment Centre as well as the Sydney Football Stadium, which is currently being redeveloped by the NSW Government.
Kerrie is a well respected leader with significant experience in developing and running major infrastructure assets with complex operations and consumer facing businesses, in Australia and internationally.
She was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Airport from 2011 to 2018.
Prior to joining Sydney Airport, she was CEO of the largest global airport owner and operator and ASX Top 20 company from 2002 until 2011. Previously, she was an Executive Director of the Macquarie Group in investment banking, working with both Government and private sector clients. She has extensive experience in infrastructure and privatisations having worked in the sectors of regulated assets, transport, utilities, social infrastructure, and on many aviation industry transactions.
Rod Pearse OAM
Private Sector Member
Appointed 15 July 2011
Rod is a Board member of O'Connell Street Associates, Chair of the Infrastructure NSW Project Assurance Committee and a member 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 and Sydney Motorway Corporation Board(2013 to 2018) and a member of the COAG Reform Council Expert Panel on Cities(2010 to 2012).
Rod was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) medal for services to Youth in 2009.