Announcement regarding IA CEO Romilly Madew AO FTSE

Publication Date
19 May 2022

Infrastructure Australia Chair Col Murray announced today that Infrastructure Australia’s Chief Executive, Romilly Madew AO FTSE, will depart at the end of July, after almost three and a half years as Chief Executive, to take up the role of Chief Executive of Engineers Australia.

“Romilly has been an outstanding Chief Executive for Infrastructure Australia and we will miss her leadership, collaborative approach and skills.

“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.

“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.

“During her time as CEO, Romilly oversaw the publication of the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan and provided support to the Australian Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all highly regarded pieces of work to drive economic growth, maintain and enhance our standard of living, and improve the resilience and sustainability of nationally significant infrastructure.

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

“On behalf of the Board and staff, I want to thank Romilly for her dedication and incredible service to Infrastructure Australia, and wish her every success in her new role.”

Ms Madew said:

“I am extremely proud that I have been able to lead Infrastructure Australia over the past three and a half years with all that we have accomplished, and I am looking forward to seeing a new CEO appointed to take Infrastructure Australia even further.

“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.

“I am also extremely grateful to the Board for their guidance during my time at Infrastructure Australia and proud to be part of the Infrastructure Australia team, where culture, values and collaboration have become part of our way of working.”

Ms Madew will leave Infrastructure Australia at the end of July 2022. Details regarding the recruitment of a new CEO and any acting arrangements will be announced in due course.