The Australian Government has announced Adam Copp as the CEO of Infrastructure Australia.
Copp has been acting in the role since 1 August 2022, and has now been appointed as the substantive CEO for a three-year term.
He has over 15 years’ experience in the Australian 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 Infrastructure Australia 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 Australian Government on infrastructure that supports the economy, builds the nation, and provides for the future,” said Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King.
“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, said the organisation is very pleased to have Copp continue his 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 Australian Government needs to address these challenges and, in turn, drive better outcomes,” she said.