Erin Flaherty

Erin Flaherty
07/19/2017 jessica

Erin Flaherty

Executive Director, Infrastructure NSW
Sydney, Australia

Erin's career has spanned 30 years in both the private and Government sectors. She commenced practice as a lawyer in Western Australia, specialising in resources and finance, and after moving to Sydney in 1985, joined the Finance and Commercial Property group at international law firm Baker & McKenzie. She took on the role of Corporate Counsel and subsequently Australian Director for Parker & Parsley Petroleum (previously Bridge Oil Limited) in 1992 and continued in that role until her appointment as Commercial Manager for Reliance Rail in 2008.

In 2012 Erin joined Infrastructure NSW as an Executive Director with responsibility for the transport, social and cultural sectors, advising on strategic directions and key objectives for the NSW Government in these sectors. In 2012 she was appointed by the NSW Minister for Transport to the Advisory Board for the North West Rail Link. In 2013 she was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Sydney Light Rail project.

In 2015 she was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Sydney Metro Rail project, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure program. Included in the project are 29 metro railway stations, including 3 new CBD stations and a second harbour crossing. In 2016 Erin was appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Finance as a Guardian of the Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund.

She the National Chair of the Professional Scholarship Selection Committee for the Australian American Fulbright Commission, and a past Board Member. Erin is also a board member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and chairs the Orchestra’s Development Committee. The Australian Youth Orchestra is Australia’s flagship youth orchestra.