Australasian Housing Institute

Brendan Lyon

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CEO | Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Brendan Lyon is the Chief Executive of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, the peak infrastructure policy partnership between Australia’s Commonwealth & state governments, and the business sector.

Joining IPA on its formation a decade ago, Brendan initially led the policy and research team, before being appointed CEO in early 2008.

Through strong, evidence-based public policy, good research and strong relationships across the business, media and government sectors, IPA has developed into a respected and trusted voice on economic and social infrastructure policy.

In his role, Brendan also serves on a range of boards, committees and inquiries, currently serving on the Board of Transport for NSW and on the NSW Government’s Expert Advisory Panel on social housing reform. Brendan has previously served on major national reviews including COAG’s Infrastructure Finance Working Group and the Commonwealth Government’s study into High Speed Rail.

Brendan is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters of Business Administration with Distinction. In 2013, Brendan was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor at the Sydney Business School.

With a strong interest in infrastructure and in economic policy, Brendan has authored and contributed to a large number of research and policy papers, considering different aspects of infrastructure market regulation.