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Infrastructure Australia announces new CEO appointment

Infrastructure Australia has announced who will be the body’s next official permanent CEO

The federal government has announced this week that Adam Copp is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infrastructure Australia (IA), the Commonwealth’s independent adviser on nationally significant infrastructure investment.

Copp has been acting in the role since August 1 last year and has now been appointed as the substantive CEO for a three-year term.

He has more than15 years’ experience in the federal government holding a range of policy, strategy and engagement roles across infrastructure, workplace relations and the Council of Australian Governments.

The CEO was appointed by the IA Board after it undertook a publicly advertised and merit-based selection process.

“The appointment of Mr Copp will enhance the critical role IA plays in delivering quality independent advice to the federal government on infrastructure that supports the economy, builds the nation, and provides for the future,” federal transport minister Catherine King says.

“The appointment of the CEO complements broader work underway to restore IA to its rightful place as an expert advisory body following the independent review of IA commissioned by the government last year.”

Infrastructure Australia interim Chair Gabrielle Trainor says IA is pleased to have Copp onboard to continue his strong leadership in a permanent capacity.

“At a time when the infrastructure sector in Australia is facing significant and complex challenges, Adam’s leadership will ensure Infrastructure Australia is positioned to provide the trusted, rigorous and expert independent advice the federal government needs to address these challenges and, in turn, drive better outcomes,” Trainor says.

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