Infrastructure Australia congratulates Board Member Marion Fulker on her appointment as a Member (AM) in the General Division as part of the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for significant service to urban planning and infrastructure development.
Marion joined Infrastructure Australia’s Board in December 2019 in an appointment that recognised her many years of service as a passionate advocate of cities.
“Marion is a passionate advocate for Australia’s cities, and this well-deserved recognition reflects her deep knowledge of infrastructure, governance, urban renewal and transport,” said Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive Romilly Madew AO.
“In having Marion’s valuable strategic oversight and governance, Infrastructure Australia is a stronger advocate for the infrastructure investments and reforms that will benefit all Australians.”
An Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Marion has also overseen more than 100 research projects that have enhanced evidence-based discussions on Perth’s economy, mobility, gender equality and reputation.
Marion is also a diversity champion. In response to Perth’s poor track record on corporate diversity, Marion, in her capacity as Chief Executive of Committee for Perth, undertook a two-year long, gender equity research project, culminating in the release of a landmark report, Filling the Pool. Marion has since used her voice to highlight the gender pay gap in Western Australia, which is significantly higher than other states, as well as the below-average representation of female board directors, chairs and CEOs.
Infrastructure Australia also congratulates former Chair Mark Birrell on his recognition as a Member (AM) in the General Division as part of the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for significant service to the infrastructure sector. Mr Birrell served on Infrastructure Australia’s Board for nine years, including three as Chair.