New members appointed to Infrastructure Australia Board

Media Release

WT248/2014

02 December 2014

Mr John Ellice-Flint and Ms Gabrielle Trainor have been appointed to the Infrastructure Australia (IA) Board.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Mr Ellice-Flint and Ms Trainor bring a mix of public and private sector experience to their new roles, commencing their three-year terms on the IA Board immediately.

“Both new Board members already serve on several Boards and bring considerable knowledge and leadership experience to their new positions,” Mr Truss said.

“Mr Ellice-Flint has been Executive Chairman on the Blue Energy Ltd Board since 2012 and brings with him significant experience from his career in the resources and mining sector.

“Ms Trainor has served as a Director on the Victorian Urban Development Authority, Director at the NSW Rail Access Corporation and was appointed to the Infrastructure Partnerships Investment Fund earlier this year.”

Mr Truss said Mr Ellice-Flint and Ms Trainor will enhance Infrastructure Australia's role identifying nationally significant infrastructure projects and the economic and procurement reforms needed to enable Australia's governments to fund these projects.

“The IA Board came into effect on 1 September 2014 with a mandate to deliver high quality advice to enable governments to plan for the infrastructure of the future,” he said.

“Importantly, the appointment of Mr Ellice-Flint and Ms Trainor completes the Board membership.

“Over the next six months, IA will be completing a full audit of Australia's infrastructure asset base and identifying a 15-year forward plan for infrastructure that can increase national productivity and support economic growth.

“Mr Ellice-Flint and Ms Trainor will contribute their invaluable expertise to offer direction on these activities and initiatives, and I am sure they will be warmly welcomed by infrastructure stakeholders.”

For more information about members of the Infrastructure Australia Board, visit: www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/about/board.aspx.