Infrastructure WA Board
The Board is the governing body responsible for Infrastructure WA's strategic direction and operations. The Board comprises an independent Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and eight Board members. The Board provides strategic policy direction and oversight for planning, management and performance. With a mix of leading business people with expertise in infrastructure and the State's most senior public servants, the Board brings together the experience required to guide Infrastructure WA's important work. The Infrastructure Western Australia Act 2019 requires that the number of Board members who are government employees must not exceed the number of Board members who are not.
Nicole Lockwood (Chairperson)
Nicole was appointed as Chairperson in October 2021.
Nicole is passionate about the creation of engaged and thriving cities. With a background in law and regional economic development, she works with government and the private sector to develop long-term infrastructure plans to secure the future prosperity and liveability of our cities and regions.
Nicole is the Strategic Advisor to the Future of Fremantle Planning Committee charged with re-imagining the port precinct beyond its industrial life.
In July 2022, Nicole was appointed by the Australian Government to lead an independent review of Infrastructure Australia.
She also holds board roles with NBN Co and the Child and Adolescent Health Service, she is the Deputy Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, chairs the Airbridge and the Malka Foundation and is a member of the Net Zero Economy Agency advisory Board.
Terry Agnew (Deputy Chairperson)
Terry Agnew is an experienced director and chief executive officer.
Terry has extensive experience across a range of industries including mobility, transport, insurance, finance, oil and gas, consulting engineering and management consulting. He was Group Chief Executive Officer for RAC for 20 years until March 2019.
Terry is currently the Chair of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, EDGE Employment Solutions (a not-for-profit disability employment service) and was formerly the Chair of the Curtin University Business School. He is a Director of RAA Insurance, MDA National Insurance, Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF) and is a Councillor of Curtin University Council.
His previous experience includes being a Director of the Australian Institute of Management and was the National President from 2008-2010. Terry has also been a Director of the Insurance Commission of WA, the West Coast Eagles and was the State President of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He was a Founding Member of CEOs for Gender Equity.
Kerryl Bradshaw (Board Member)
Kerryl is the Chairperson of IWA’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.
Kerryl is an accomplished senior executive and business leader of more than 20 years. She has led businesses through significant change, across a number of industries, including banking, mining, engineering and technology.
Kerryl is Chief Financial Officer at BCI Minerals. Prior to her role at BCI Minerals, Kerryl was at Microsoft, Worley and Rio Tinto, where she held a variety of leadership positions in strategy, commercial, operations, capital projects, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and business development.
She is currently a member of the Minerals Research Institute of WA College (MRIWA), the CSIRO Energy Advisory Group, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University.
Rebecca Tomkinson (Board Member)
Rebecca Tomkinson joined the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA – the State’s peak advocacy body for the mining and resources sector - in August 2022 as Chief Executive Officer.
Rebecca’s vision includes continuing to develop the capacity of the CME team and to grow public awareness of the vital contribution WA’s mining and resources sector makes to communities and economies around the State and across Australia. She is particularly interested in championing the critical minerals that are mined here in WA that will be essential in achieving net zero.
Rebecca brings strong strategic and executive experience from the private and not-for-profit sectors, is deeply committed to the development of regional WA (where she was born and raised) and is actively involved in building community and business capability.
She is a Board member of Crown and Perth USAsia Centre. Rebecca holds qualifications in community development, public policy and social impact.
Dr Richard Walley OAM (Board Member)
Dr Richard Walley OAM is a Nyoongar man of the South West region. Richard has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal and 2 honorary doctorates for his contribution to the promotion of Nyoongar Culture and the Arts.
In 2010, Richard received the Citizen of the Year Award in the ‘Indigenous Leadership’ category of the Celebrate WA Awards. In 2021 Richard was awarded the WA Senior Australian of the Year Award.
A fluent speaker of the Nyoongar language. Richard continues to push boundaries, while always focussing on the bigger ‘community’ picture of Culture, Education, Arts and Environment.
Hon Jay Weatherill AO (Board Member)
The Honourable Jay Weatherill AO is the Director of Thrive by Five responsible for delivering the Minderoo Foundation's early childhood agenda. Jay was Premier of South Australia for over 6 years and Minister for 16 years in portfolios including Early Childhood, Treasury, State Development, Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Environment. He also holds Law and Economics degrees from the University of Adelaide.
He is an Industry Professor at the University of South Australia and Ambassador for Reggio Children. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours list for his work in early childhood development. Jay is also a Graduate of the Company Directors Course and sits on a number of WA Government boards.
Peter Woronzow (Board Member)
Peter is the Director General of the Transport Portfolio. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of transport for the State, shaping the development of all major integrated transport plans and leading the implementation of some of WA's most transformational capital projects. Peter was appointed as the Managing Director Main Roads in 2018 but had been undertaking the role since 2016.
Peter is a member of CPA Australia, Chairman of the Australian Road Research Board, and is a Director on the Board of Austroads Ltd.
Michael Barnes (ex officio Board Member)
As WA’s Under Treasurer, Michael is the principal economic and financial adviser to the WA Government, with statutory responsibility for the management and reporting of the State’s finances, including formulation of the annual State Budget.
Michael has a Bachelor of Business with Honours in Economics. Born and raised in Perth, he moved to Canberra after graduating from university to take up a position in the Commonwealth Treasury, where he worked for nearly 6 years, mainly in the area of taxation policy.
Michael has been working at the State Treasury since returning to Perth over 20 years ago. He was appointed to the role of Under Treasurer in 2015 and is also Chair of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation, the State’s central borrowing authority.
Michael was awarded the Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to State government finances in WA, and the Institute of Public Administration's Leader of the Year in State or Federal Government award for 2022.
Anthony Kannis (ex officio Board Member)
Anthony joined the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage as Director General in February 2022 with more than 4 decades of experience working in the Western Australian public sector.
As Managing Director of METRONET, Anthony was most recently responsible for delivering one of the state’s most significant public transport infrastructure programs, working collaboratively across government, and with industry.
Anthony has worked across several state agencies, mainly focused on strategic advice to the WA Government on infrastructure prioritisation and investment. He served 014 served on the board of Infrastructure Australia from 2008 to 2014.
Emily Roper (ex officio Board Member)
Emily Roper is the Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
As the head of DPC, Ms Roper is responsible for leading the public sector in providing whole-of-Government advice and support to the Premier and Cabinet in their service to the WA community.
Ms Roper has held various leadership positions in both State and Commonwealth Governments, with experience spanning over a 21-year period in a range of areas including national security, intelligence and reform.
Prior to this role, Ms Roper was the Deputy Director General of the Inter-Governmental Relations and COVID-19 at DPC, responsible for leading engagement with the Australian and other State and Territory Governments and supporting WA’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
Ms Roper has also held the Deputy Director General, Policy and Reform position, overseeing Aboriginal, social, economic and environment policy, as well as the Government’s public sector reform program. Ms Roper is a graduate of Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Psychology. In 2023, Ms Roper was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service through leadership and management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.