Philip Helberg (Chief Executive Officer)
Philip was appointed IWA’s Chief Executive Officer in June 2020, commencing the role in August 2020. Philip and the Infrastructure WA team are working closely with the Board to develop Western Australia's first State Infrastructure Strategy, and to prepare for and progress other key functions.
As a former Deputy Director General at the Department of Finance, Philip led Building Management and Works, and the Strategic Projects arm of the agency, driving significant sector-wide reforms in infrastructure planning and development.
With more than 25 years of local and international experience in planning, delivery and management of infrastructure in both the public and private sectors, he has overseen annual work programs in excess of $1 billion and led teams of more than 400 staff.
Lance Glare (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)
Lance was appointed as acting Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure WA shortly after its commencement in July 2019. Following the appointment of Philip Helberg as Chief Executive Officer in August 2020, Lance continues to lead the Planning and Strategy team in preparing the first State Infrastructure Strategy.
Prior to this, Lance led a number of key infrastructure and economic reforms in a senior role with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. This included the design and creation of IWA; the first whole-of government policy for market-led proposals for Western Australia; preparing a State Economic Development Framework – Diversify WA; and negotiations with the Commonwealth and Infrastructure Australia on Federal infrastructure funding.
Lance has more than 20 years’ experience across the three levels of government in four States and Territories. He holds qualifications in public administration, project management and the built environment, and is an alumnus of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.