RA Board Dinner (Sydney)
26/06/2019 18:30 to 26/06/2019 21:30
Venue: Hyde Park (DH)
Our Sydney Board Dinner is traditionally one of the highlight events on our calendar - an exclusive, high-level networking event that brings together the top echelon of industry leaders from the public and private sectors.
This event is proudly sponsored by
Lelani Frew - Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (IPFA)
Leilani was appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Commonwealth Government’s Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency in 2017. IPFA is an executive agency that works with the Commonwealth, states, territories and private sector stakeholders to provide independent commercial and financial advice to support the Australian Government’s infrastructure investment decisions.
With a career spanning over 25 years, Leilani is a respected and experienced infrastructure finance and advisory professional, having held a number of leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining IPFA, she spent nearly five years leading NSW Treasury teams in the provision of commercial and financial advice to the NSW Government and its agencies, delivering on the Government’s major infrastructure and services commissioning priorities and serving on a number of Government advisory boards and committees.
Before her public service career, Leilani held senior positions in Moelis, RBS, ABN AMRO and Commonwealth Bank specialising in supporting public and private sector organisations to acquire, divest and/or raise capital for infrastructure assets around the world. Her contribution to the infrastructure industry was recognised by her peers in 2015 when she received the Women's Achievement in Infrastructure Award from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia.
Leilani holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Engineering, both from Queensland University of Technology.
With a reputation of embracing the complex and the challenging as well as harnessing the power of people to get things done, Leilani enjoys enabling positive transformation through effective governance and collaborative implementation.
Romilly Madew - CEO, Infrastructure Australia
Romilly commenced as Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia in April 2019. Recently awarded an Order of Australia in acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Romilly is recognised around the world as a leader and advocate for change in the property and construction sector.
She led the Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years, representing over 650 companies with a collective annual turnover of $40 billion, and presiding over the Green Star rating system which has seen more than 2,250 projects certified across the country. Romilly holds Board positions with Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Chief Executive Women, and has sat on numerous ministerial panels including the Cities Reference Group, National Urban Policy Forum and the China/Australia Services Sector Forum.
Her achievements have previously been recognised with national and international awards, including the 2015 International Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council and the 2017 World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award. An honorary fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, Romilly has been named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, and is a National and NSW winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Award.