A message from Infrastructure Australia Chair, Col Murray

Publication Date
19 May 2022

On behalf of Infrastructure Australia’s Board and staff, I write to share an announcement regarding Romilly Madew AO FTSE who will leave IA at the end of July, after nearly 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, passion 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 tenure as CEO, Romilly oversaw 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 research and and Delivering Outcomes 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.

Romilly’s last day at Infrastructure Australia will be at the end of July. In the meantime, Romilly and her team are available to continue Infrastructure Australia’s work program.

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

Kind regards,

Col Murray