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Jim Betts, Chief Executive
Officer, Infrastructure NSW
Jim Betts is the CEO of Infrastructure NSW, an independent
statutory agency that provides specialist advice to the NSW Government on
infrastructure investment and prioritisation.
Infrastructure NSW following five years as the Secretary of the Victorian
Department of Transport and four years as Victoria’s Director of Public
Transport at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure.
As part of
his role at Infrastructure NSW, Jim led the development of more than 80
recommendations to Government of critical infrastructure for NSW—set out in the
State Infrastructure Strategy Update 2014. Jim is Chairman of Infrastructure
Investor Assurance Committee, reporting to Cabinet on High Profile/ High Risk
projects, while providing oversight of almost 400 projects across government
registered in the Infrastructure NSW assurance database. Since the establishment
of Projects NSW in 2015 Jim has also been responsible for the delivery of a
number of the state’s infrastructure priorities, including the $3.4 billion
Darling Harbour transformation.
During his time in Victoria Jim
was involved in the delivery of the $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan, the
overhaul of Victoria's legislative framework to integrate the planning of
transport and land use, and overseeing construction of the $4.3 billion Regional
Rail Link project.