IPA CEO Brendan Lyon to depart in 2018

IPA Chairman Adrian Kloeden announced today that long-serving chief executive, Brendan Lyon, will depart at the end of his contract in Quarter 2 next year, after 10 years as Chief Executive, to seek roles in business.

“In his decade as CEO, Brendan has led IPA from a tiny start-up, into one of Australia’s most respected and successful public policy organisations,” Mr Kloeden said.

“Brendan has been an outstanding CEO and we will miss his leadership, passion and skill, but we support his decision and look forward to seeing him move to a senior role in business, next year.

“Until then, it will be business as usual for IPA.

“Brendan’s impact on infrastructure policy has been deep, positive and sustained, reflecting his passion for good policy and research, his strong trusting relationships with stakeholders and his very strong advocacy skills.

“Of course with engaged and professional staff, a committed Board and membership and with appropriate transition time, IPA is very well prepared to select and induct our new CEO and we expect a strong field of candidates.”

Mr Lyon said: “I am extremely proud that I have had the chance to take IPA from a good idea to a great organisation, and I am very grateful to my two chairmen, successive boards and wonderful staff over the past 10 years.

“IPA is a very different organisation to what it was a decade ago, with a clear mandate, solid resources and very skilled professional staff and I am looking forward to seeing a new CEO appointed to take IPA even further.

“While I will be sad to leave next year, after a decade it’s time for me to seek new opportunities and I am very grateful to the Board for their support as I move to my next role.”



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