Tony Shepherd AO

Tony Shepherd AO was President of the Business Council of Australia from November 2011 to March 2014 and Chairman of the National Commission of Audit from 22nd October 2013 to 2nd May 2014. 

Tony was appointed Chairman of the WestConnex Delivery Authority in NSW in October 2013.  WestConnex is Australia’s largest infrastructure project involving over 20km of tunnels.  The Authority merged with the financing vehicle Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) and he was appointed Chairman of SMC from 22nd May, 2015 to 1 October 2015.

On 10 September 2014 Tony was appointed Chairman of Macquarie Specialised Asset Management Limited. MSAM is Manager of unlisted Funds investing largely in offshore infrastructure. The only Australian asset is Hobart Airport.

Tony was Chairman of listed company Transfield Services from 2005-2013.  Tony’s career in Transfield began in 1979. He pioneered private sector development and ownership of infrastructure.

Tony’s early career was as a Federal Public Servant working in defence procurement and research and development, including a three year posting to Washington DC.

Tony oversaw the public listing of Transfield Services Limited and the listings of Transurban Limited and the ConnectEast Group.  He was Chairman of ConnectEast.

He has been involved in nation building for most of his career with a portfolio of roles and projects that includes NASA tracking stations, the Moomba to Sydney Gas Pipeline, the Anzac Warships, the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, the CityLink and EastLink toll ways in Victoria, the Walsh Bay Redevelopment in Sydney and a range of water treatment plants, power stations, roads, railways and tramways.

He is a Director of Virgin Australia International Holdings Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, Chairman of the AFL GWS Giants, Chairman of ASTRA, adviser to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and an advisor to Lend Lease.