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Our leaders

Suzanne Jones
  • Suzanne Jones
    Board of Directors
  • Chair - Independent Non-executive Director
  • Appointed to the Board in June 2016
  • Appointed as Chair in October 2017

Committee appointments:

  • Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Member of the People, Culture and Nominations Committee

Suzanne has held senior executive and non-executive roles involving transport and energy, infrastructure planning and delivery, environmental assessment and sustainability, resource and asset management, property development, tourism and vocational education and training. All have involved considerable stakeholder engagement often in highly regulated environments.

Suzanne is currently the National Chair of Dial Before You Dig. She is also a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee.

Suzanne was previously on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Council, serving as its Chair for four years, and was a Director of TransGrid, Australia’s largest transmission network, for the four years prior to its successful privatisation in December 2015. Suzanne also served as Deputy Chair of ACT’s Suburban Land Agency and as a Director of the NSW Public Transport Authority, Parramatta Rail Link Pty Ltd, the Illawarra Regional Information Service, Newcastle Urban Renewal and Transport, Garrigal Housing, Smoke Alarms Holding Ltd and was a member of the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s governance committee.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Town Planning (Honours) from the University of NSW, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rochester, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Suzanne has undertaken a business leadership course at Harvard, a chair’s leadership course at Insead and was awarded international fellowships by the United States and the Netherlands governments.