Barangaroo Delivery Authority Board Members

December, 2016

Chairman Terry Moran AC

Mr Terence Moran AC

Appointed Chairman of the Authority 1 September 2011.

Terence Francis Moran AC (born 19 October 1947 in Melbourne, Victoria) was, as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia's most senior public servant, from 2008 to 2011.  He is currently:

Chair, Barangaroo Delivery Authority in NSW
Senior Adviser, Boston Consulting Group
Immediate past National President and National Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia
Chair, Cranlana Program
Chair, Melbourne Theatre Company
Chair, Editorial Advisory Board for “The Mandarin”
Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Director Menzies Foundation
CEDA Board of Governors
Director, Hornery Institute


Moran was educated at Parade College, East Melbourne and received a BA (Hons) from La Trobe University.

He spent his early career as a public servant in the Australian (Commonwealth) and Victorian Public Services. Moran's first position as a public sector CEO was as Chief Executive of the Office of the State Training Board in Victoria from late 1987 until May 1993. In May 1993 he was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Training Authority in Brisbane. In August 1998 he became Queensland's Director-General of Education.

Moran was appointed Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the State of Victoria in July 2000 and held this position until his appointment as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Moran was the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from March 2008 to September 2011, the most senior position in the Australian Public Service. He was appointed by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and continued in the position under Rudd's successor Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

As Secretary, Moran was responsible for leading the work of the Department on national security and international policy; environment, industry and economic policy; social policy and reforms negotiated by the Council of Australian Governments; and coordination of government administration, including Cabinet support. During the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, Moran helped to lead the development of Australia's highly successful policy responses.

Moran also led development, negotiation and implementation planning for the National Reform Agenda for the Council of Australian Governments, work he began while head of the Victorian Public Service. This agenda reshaped relations between the Commonwealth and the States, particularly in the areas of business regulation, health care and hospitals, schooling, vocational education and training, social housing, indigenous affairs and cities. In 2010 these reforms delivered significant microeconomic reform in public hospitals in Australia.

Moran chaired the Advisory Group on the Reform of Australian Government Administration, which developed a blueprint for reform of the Australian Public Service. A major reworking to the Australian Public Service Act, giving effect to these reforms, has now been proclaimed. He was chair of the Secretaries Board, the lead forum for discussing matters affecting the Australian Public Service, composed of all departmental Secretaries and the Australian Public Service Commissioner.

While Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Moran played a leading role in founding and achieving financing for new institutions which have come to make an important contribution to Australia's cultural life and higher education - the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Wheeler Centre, the Grattan Institute, Opera Victoria, the National Institute of Public Policy, the National Security College, the Coombs Forum and continuation and enhancement of funding for the Australian National Academy of Music.


On 12 June 2006 Moran was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "service to public sector leadership in key policy areas and program implementation, including technical and further education at state and national levels".

On 26 January 2012, Moran was named a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for "eminent service to the community through public sector leadership, as a significant contributor to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to the implementation of contemporary government administration.

Board Members

Mr Craig van der Laan BA, LLB

Craig van der Laan

Chief Executive Officer, Appointed in August 2014 in acting capacity, confirmed 1 July 2015.

Craig van der Laan has extensive experience in global public companies in the property funds management, logistics and industrial sectors, and in a variety of corporate and commercial and operational roles. Mr van der Laan served from 2001 to 2009 as a member of the Global Executive Leadership Team of the Brambles Group, holding senior executive roles including as Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary,
and as Group President of Brambles CHEP pallet pooling and container business across the Asia-Pacific region.

Since leaving Brambles, Mr van der Laan has served in a range of special advisory roles,

Chief Strategy Officer of Lend Lease Group from May to December 2012
Chief Risk Officer and Group General Counsel of the Leighton Group from June 2011 to March 2012
A senior advisor to Transurban in respect of its bid for Queensland Motorways
A General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Westfield Group
Corporate solicitor with Australian National Industries Limited.

Mr John Fitzgerald FAICD, FIPAA (VIC)


Appointed to the Board of the Authority 4 July 2011.

John has extensive experience in infrastructure delivery and is a specialist advisor to KPMG on the infrastructure and government sectors. From April 2014 to February 2015 John was the Acting CEO of Infrastructure Australia, leading the organisation through substantial change following amendment of the Act and the production of the Australian Infrastructure Audit.

He is Chairman of AssetCo Management Pty Ltd (an IFM subsidiary) and the ACT Capital Metro Agency, responsible for the Canberra Light Rail project. He is also is a Director on the Boards of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, the Port of Melbourne Corporation and the Victorian Funds Management Corporation and was the inaugural Chair of NSW Government Steering Committee for the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct project.

John’s previous Board positions included Director on the National Advisory Board of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Executive Director Department of Treasury and Finance (Victoria) Executive Board.

Until September 2011 John was Deputy Secretary, Commercial Division, at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) where he was responsible for the provision of strategic commercial, financial and risk management advice to the Victorian Government.  John led the development of Victoria's PPP policy, Partnerships Victoria and chaired the Infrastructure Working Group of Council of Australian Governments which created Infrastructure Australia’s National PPP Policy. Prior to joining DTF in 2000, John predominantly had an investment banking background.

John holds a Master of Public Infrastructure (Research) from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria).

Mr Peter Young AM


Appointed to the Board of the Authority 1 March 2014.

Peter is Chairman of Standard Life Investments Limited in Australia and New Zealand, and a member of the Standard Life plc Asia Advisory Board, and a Non-Executive Director of Fairfax Media Limited.  He also serves as a Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, is a member of the Chairman’s Panel for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and a member of the Chairman’s Council for the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Peter was Chairman of Barclays Australia from 2012 to February 2016, a Senior Advisor at the Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly ABN AMRO) from 2006 to 2012, and Chairman of Investment Banking at ABN AMRO Australia and New Zealand from 2003 to 2006.

He also served as Chairman of the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC); Chairman of the Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund; and Chairman of the Board of the Australian Federal Government’s owned Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC). He was previously a member of the NSW Art Gallery Board of Trustees; a member of the QLD Art Gallery Board of Trustees; and Chairman of NSW Cultural Management.

Peter is a recipient of the Centenary Medal and in 2008 was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to business and commerce, particularly in the areas of finance and investment, and to cultural and environmental organisations.

Ms Christine Covington


Appointed to the Board of the Authority 14 July 2014.

Christine Covington is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW.  She has more than 30 years’ experience in property, planning and environmental law. Ms Covington is currently the National Practice Group Leader of the Environment and Planning Group at law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth. She has served as a NSW Government appointee to the Central Sydney Planning Committee and has experience in working with local government and on community engagement.  She acted on more than 30 voluntary planning agreements and has extensive experience in the NSW land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court in planning appeals and environmental prosecutions. In her property practice, she has experience in sales and purchases of land, project delivery agreements, leasing, easements, covenants and restrictions. Christine is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Her roles have included:

Partner and Board member, law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Board member, NSW Environment Protection Authority
Chair, City West Housing Pty Limited