14 August 2018 – Following the resignation of Philip Davies from the role, Infrastructure Australia has announced Anna Chau as the Acting Chief Executive and the Executive Director of Project Advisory.
According to the statement from IA, Chau leads the on-going development of the national Infrastructure Priority List (IPL) and the assessment of project business case submissions which are considered by the IA Board for the IPL.
Chau is a leading applied economist in infrastructure with 27 years’ professional experience, specialising in transport economics. Chau was previously Chief Economist at AECOM Australia and led AECOM’s national Economics team. Her previous positions include Principal at Booz & Company, Executive Director of EY’s Economics team in Sydney, and Senior Manager in the business development group at a major train operator company in the UK.
Chau has led numerous cost-benefit analyses and business cases, as both a practitioner and a reviewer, in a range of infrastructure sectors, including transport, water and waste, energy, law enforcement, justice, IT and the environment. Her contribution to the transport sector was recognised in 2017 when she was shortlisted as a finalist for the Professional Woman in Logistics and Transport Award by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA).
Chau is a member of AICD, CILTA and the Transport Economists Group, and holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance and Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Communications in Journalism, and Master of Commerce in Environmental Economics.
Read the Infrastructure Australia statement here.