The Albanese Government has finalised an interim board for Infrastructure Australia, as the organisation moves to a new governance structure.
The Australian Government has reported an acceptance of the recommendations made in the review of Infrastructure Australia to move a new model, with the current board to be replaced by three commissioners supported by an advisory board with experts from the infrastructure and related sectors and senior public service officials.
The decision to implement the recommendations, is part of a number of wider changes made by the government to restore Infrastructure Australia to its place as an expert advisory body.
The interim board will be acting in place of the usual governance of Infrastructure Australia, until the decisions taken following the review can be implemented in legislation.
Gabrielle Trainor AO will be appointed as Acting Chair of Infrastructure Australia, and Clare Gardiner-Barnes will be appointed as an Acting Board member.
Trainor has extensive board experience in both public and private sectors and has served on the IA board from 2014-2021 and is currently chair of the Construction Industry Culture Taskforce.
Gardiner-Barnes has experience in state government infrastructure departments and is currently director of her own firm.
Existing board members who are state and territory nominated appointments, Mark Balnaves, John Fitzgerald and Marion Fulker, will also be reappointed as acting board members.