Executive team

Simon Draper


Simon Draper, CEO Infrastructure NSW, was appointed Acting CEO of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority on 13 April 2019. Simon will become the CEO of the Authority on 1 July 2019, when the Administrative Changes Order commences. That Order abolishes the Barangaroo Delivery Authority Staff Agency, and transfers staff of the Agency to the Infrastructure NSW Staff Agency.

Tim Robertson

Executive Director, Strategy and Operations

Tim Robertson joined the Authority in January 2017 as Executive Director Strategy and Operations. He is responsible for the corporate strategy, planning and design, transport, remediation and communication functions of the organisation.  

He has formal qualifications in urban planning and extensive experience in government and the private sector including planning and property industry policy for the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

Before joining the Authority, Mr Robertson spent two and a half years as a Senior Adviser to the NSW Premier, specialising in economic and land use policy. Prior to that he spent three years as a Policy Director to the NSW Planning Minister.


Stuart Pauly

Executive Director, Finance and Legal

Stuart Pauly joined the Authority in September 2016 and is the Executive Director of Finance and Legal.

He has an economics degree and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Pauly's career has spanned a range of industries including professional services, entertainment, advertising, infrastructure, asset maintenance, retail energy, property development, education and community services. He has held senior roles in Macquarie Telecom, Angus Knight, AGL Energy, Val Morgan and Babcock & Brown.

Sandra Bender

Executive Director, Activation and Place Management

Sandra Bender joined the Authority in November 2016 as Executive Director, Activation and Place Management. She has a career spanning 20 years across all areas of the contemporary arts throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

Most recently Ms Bender was the CEO of CITS, a concert hall and multidisciplinary arts venue in Canada. She has worked as a senior executive with a range of events and organisations from SXSW, Venice Biennale, Parc Forum, Australia Council for the Arts, Presidente del Consejo Asesor de Vaicheboa Eventos, Canada Council for the Arts, Musee du quai Branly, National Gallery of Canada to SBS Subscription TV and Foxtel.

She has also toured throughout Asia, South America, Europe and North America with performing artists and travelling exhibitions and as guest curator for independent art and music festivals and major events.

Ms Bender specialises in developing audiences, with a focus on larger-scale immersive experiences to engage audiences through partnerships and collaborations with local, national and international artists, festivals and organisations.

Philip Paris

Executive Director, Development

Philip Paris is a Development Executive with over 20 years’ experience in mixed use development and project delivery across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. As Executive Director, Development, he is leading delivery of the final stages of Barangaroo.

Mr Paris has re-joined the Authority after successful periods with Majid Al Futtaim and Emaar Properties in Dubai who are renowned leaders in the region of large scale real estate development and property services. At Majid Al Futtaim and Emaar Properties, Mr Paris was appointed to a number of different senior executive development roles, and was responsible for delivering market-leading outcomes across all asset classes, including world-class shopping malls, hotels and mixed use communities.

During his initial tenure at the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Mr Paris was instrumental in developing the business case and development plan that has led to Barangaroo being celebrated globally as the new reference point in urban regeneration.