December 8, 2015
Committee for Sydney Chair Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO has been appointed Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, and has stepped down from her position at the Committee.
The Committee held its scheduled Executive Board meeting on Friday 4th December at which the Board celebrated Lucy’s new appointment – clearly a recognition of her contribution to Sydney over many years, and of her knowledge and passion for the city. It is a great appointment for Sydney. The Committee’s top priority for renewal in 2011 was ‘reform of the governance of Sydney’ and with the advent of the Greater Sydney Commission, which we have long championed, we believe Sydney is about to make a great leap forward towards the kind of metropolitan integration which other competing world cities have. We obviously wish both the Commission and its excellent new Chief Commissioner the best of luck.
Committee will now be turning some of its effort to ensuring the Commission does indeed succeed and that it adopts an approach which we can fully support. Lucy would expect nothing less of us!
Lucy has been a fine Chair and colleague to us all at the Committee Board. Her commitment was always outstanding and the team and Board are grateful to her for her great support, advice and friendship. Lucy has been appointed to the new position Honorary President in recognition of her contribution to the Committee and to Sydney.
Co-deputy Chair, Michael Rose of Allens, has taken up the position of Chair. The Committee congratulates him on this new role and the team and Board look forward to working with him on the 2016 agenda for Sydney.