IPA nabs IA executive director as news boss

Peak industry body Infrastructure Australia’s Adrian Dwyer appointed new CEO at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

IPA nabs IA executive director as news boss
Brendan Lyon has backed his replacement in the job


Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) will have a new hand on the tiller before mid-year.

Infrastructure Australia executive director and head of policy Adrian Dwyer is to replace long-serving CEO Brendan Lyon, who leaves in second quarter of the calendar year.

"Adrian Dwyer spent four years as IPA’s head of policy, before going to Infrastructure Australia where he has led that agency’s policy and research functions," IPA chairman Adrian Kloeden says.

"Adrian Dwyer comes equipped with a deep understanding of infrastructure policy and the infrastructure industry, meaning he will hit the ground running.

"His deep experience in the public and private sectors and his skill in media, policy and stakeholder management see Adrian as a very logical choice as IPA’s new CEO.

Kloeden added that Lyon leaves the organisation in excellent shape and thanked him for "leading IPA from a tiny startup, to being one of the most respected policy organisations in the country over 10 years as CEO".

Dwyer says his four years as IPA’s head of policy means he has "a great understanding of the organisation and know the staff and members well, while my time in the New South Wales and Commonwealth public service give me a strong network of business and public sector leaders".

Lyon says Dwyer is "an outstanding choice as CEO and it’s a rare honour to be able to hand over an organisation I love, to a long-standing friend and colleague that I deeply respect".


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