Acting Chief Executive

Anna Chau is the Acting Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia and the Executive Director of Project Advisory. Anna leads the ongoing development of the national Infrastructure Priority List and the assessment of project business case submissions that are considered by the Infrastructure Australia Board for the Priority List.

Anna is a leading applied economist in infrastructure with 28 years’ professional experience, specialising in transport economics. Anna was previously Chief Economist at AECOM Australia and led AECOM’s national Economics team.

Her previous positions include Principal at Booz & Company, Executive Director of EY’s Economics team in Sydney, and Senior Manager in the business development group at a major train operator company in the UK.

Anna has led numerous cost-benefit analyses and business cases, as both a practitioner and a reviewer, in a range of infrastructure sectors, including transport, water and waste, energy, law enforcement, justice, IT and the environment.

Her contribution to the transport sector was recognised in 2018 when she was awarded the Professional Woman in Logistics and Transport Award by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA). Anna was also shortlisted as a finalist for the same award in 2017.

Anna is a member of AICD, CILTA and the Transport Economists Group, and holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance and Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Communications in Journalism, and Master of Commerce in Environmental Economics.