Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

The Greater Sydney Commission is the independent strategic planning and city making authority for Greater Sydney. The Commission is positioned at the centre of Government and reports directly to the NSW Premier.

The Commission has prepared the long-term vision for Greater Sydney – A Metropolis of Three Cities and five District Plans. It is now focusing on bringing this vision to life with an emphasis on driving the city’s economic and social recovery from COVID-19 and achieving a more resilient Greater Sydney.

The Premier has asked the Commission to lead the accelerated delivery of four key economic and innovation precincts across Greater Sydney with a focus on job creation now and into the future. These are Central to Eveleigh Technology, Westmead Innovation, Macquarie Park Innovation and Meadowbank Education and Employment Precincts.

The Commission is also analysing data to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on Greater Sydney and how it may be possible to recalibrate Greater Sydney‘s strategic plans to mitigate negative impacts and identify opportunities to accelerate implementation of the three cities vision.

We are looking for someone who understands the leadership of cities – their economies, their natural environment, their people and their future. We need a strategic thinker, a change agent, an effective communicator and influencer who understands the planning system and the machinery of Government.

You will have extensive experience as a senior executive with the ability to work collaboratively within a board governance framework, to set and implement strategic directions with multidisciplinary teams, leverage the expertise of others, and motivate teams to deliver integrated and expert advice. You will have effectively directed, managed and delivered large and complex projects. You will be used to operating at the highest echelons of Government and/or industry, forming enduring, positive relationships across sectors and communities and most importantly, to influence decision-making in a range of different context.

To express an interest in this role and for a copy of the Candidate Information Pack, please go to and search the role title.

Please DO NOT submit your application for this role via the I Work for NSW job site. Apply directly to Derwent only. Applications submitted via I Work for NSW will not be reviewed.

Your application should include a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role and a resume. For further information or inquiries, please contact the Derwent team by email with your questions or requests and we can also arrange a convenient time to speak. Derwent will maintain confidentiality with respect to contact by potential applicants.

Applications close on Sunday 25 October 2020 at 11.59pm