Media Release
Committee welcomes Ehssan Veiszadeh
20 April, 2021

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Matt Levinson

The Committee for Sydney is proud to welcome Ehssan Veiszadeh as incoming Deputy CEO and Director of Strategy, starting 31 May.

Ehssan joins the Committee from the Office of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, where he has served as Director of Strategy. As a member of Ms Berejiklian’s senior team since 2015, Ehssan provided strategic advice to Government on a range of issues including the Covid-19 pandemic, major asset transactions and emergencies such as bushfires and floods.

“I’m excited to be joining the Committee for Sydney after six incredible years of working for Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Government,” said Ehssan Veiszadeh.

“While I’m sad to be leaving Government, I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge. The Committee has a big ambition to make Sydney the best city in the world – an ambition I share and am thrilled to help make a reality.

“All global cities are envious of Sydney’s ability to keep Covid-19 under control while keeping the economy open. Now is the time to build on those wins and take our city to the next level.”

Gabriel Metcalf, Chief Executive of the Committee for Sydney, said he was thrilled to welcome Ehssan to the team.

“We’ve worked together over a number of years and I know Ehssan’s skills, experience and relationships will help us translate the Committee’s work into real world change by getting government and others to engage with and adopt our ideas.”

“We’re incredibly ambitious about the potential to make Sydney even better, and this recruitment is a critical step in building our capacity to move policy ideas into real world implementation.”

As Director of Strategy, Ehssan Veiszadeh will be responsible for driving engagement, strategy and implementation of the Committee’s work.