Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) new chief executive, Romilly Madew (pictured), will begin in her new job in April, the agency announced on Monday (14 January).
Madew takes over from acting CEO, Anna Chau. She has been warming the seat after IA’s first CEO, Philip Davies, announced his departure in May 2018 after his first three-year term. He joined Deloitte as a partner in its infrastructure advice team in September.
Madew has been head of the Green Building Council of Australia since 2006. Its role includes overseeing the country’s Green Star rating system for buildings.
She has also held board positions with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Chief Executive Women as well as sitting on federal ministerial panels including the Cities Reference Group, National Urban Policy Forum and the China/Australia Services Sector Forum.
In a statement, Infrastructure Australia Chair Julieanne Alroe said Madew is an experienced CEO who has “forged strong working relationships with industry, government and community stakeholders through her current role and previous executive positions, including as Executive Director ACT and Sustainability at the Property Council of Australia and the National Client Relationship Manager for law firm King & Wood Mallesons”.
It is understood Madew’s hiring was approved by October last year.