Watermark Lunch: The NSW Infrastructure Agenda

Speakers: David Stewart, Secretary, Transport for NSW and Jim Betts, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure NSW      

Intrastructure lunch 1From left to right: Oleh Butchatsky (Board Member, Watermark Search International), David Stewart (Secretary, Transport for NSW), Jim Betts (Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure NSW), Felicity Stalley (Partner, Watermark Search International) and Gregory Dohnt (Partner, Watermark Search International)

Is New South Wales the rising epicentre of Australian infrastructure development?  Over ninety guests recently debated this proposition while attending Watermark Search International’s latest corporate luncheon in Sydney. Adding considerable weight to the discussion were the perspectives of David Stewart, a Queenslander, and Jim Betts, a Victorian.  Now serving as the CEO of Transport for NSW and the CEO of Infrastructure NSW, respectively, David and Jim left the audience in no doubt as to their enthusiasm for New South Wales, and to the monumental size of the task that lies ahead.

One theme consistently asserted itself on the day.  Closer partnering between Government and the private sector is the key to delivering the State’s staggering project agenda.  Roads, rail lines, tunnels, airports, urban renewal and more – the list is certainly daunting.  But if David and Jim’s passion for getting it done is anything to go by then New South Wales has bright days ahead.

If you missed it, or you would like to take another look, please click on the following link to David Stewart’s fascinating presentation.

See the presentation here


Infrastructure lunch 2Next Watermark Event:
Watermark has the pleasure of announcing that our next Luncheon will be presented by two of Australia’s highest profile business advocates: Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Australia, and Meredith Hellicar, author of “Increasing the Number of Women in Senior Executive Positions: Improving Recruitment, Selection and Retention Practices”, recently commissioned by the BCA.  Both Jennifer and Meredith will be discussing the report’s key findings.
Date: 29 October 2014