Jacinta is currently the Minister for Public Transport and the Minister for Major Projects in the Andrews Government. Jacinta is also the Leader of the House.
In the previous Labor Government, Jacinta held a number of Ministerial portfolios including Regional and Rural Development and Industry and Trade. She has also been the Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, the Minister for Skills, Education Services and Employment, the Minister for Women’s Affairs, the Minister for Education Services and Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs.
Jacinta was elected as the Member for Bendigo East in September 1999 at the age of 25, making her the youngest woman to ever be elected to the Victorian Parliament.
Jacinta was born and grew up in Bendigo and studied at St Joseph’s Primary School in Quarry Hill then Catholic College Bendigo, before completing her BA (Hon) at La Trobe University in Bendigo.
Before entering Parliament, Jacinta worked in the office of Steve Gibbons MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, and for two years prior to that she worked in the office of Neil O'Keefe MP, Federal Member for Burke, and the Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations.
Jacinta is married and has two young children.
As Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta is looking forward to delivering a number of public transport projects including the removal of 50 of Melbourne’s most dangerous level crossings, the Metro Tunnel, extending the South Morang Line to Mernda, overseeing the purchase of new metro and regional rolling stock, delivering a $100 million improvement to bus services and the $500 million upgrade of the Ballarat line.
As Minister for Major Projects, Jacinta will also oversee the Flinders Street Station redevelopment, delivery of the Ballarat West Employment Zone, the State Library of Victoria redevelopment and co-ordinating the long-term development of key precincts like Fisherman’s Bend and Arden-Macaulay.
Robert Doyle AC was elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016 and is the longest serving Lord Mayor of Melbourne.
Robert Doyle is a Principal at The Nous Group, a management consultancy business based in Melbourne and since 2007 has been Chairman of Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital).
Robert is President of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Chairman of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance. Robert is also an Ambassador for Odyssey House, an Ambassador for SecondBite, an event champion for Field of Women, an Ambassador for the White Ribbon Day Foundation, an Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and an ex-officio Board member of the Cancer Council Victoria, ex-officio Co- Vice President of the Royal Humane Society of Australia and an ex-officio member of the Melbourne Art Trust, while also including Honorary President of the Melbourne Region of the Scout Association and a Board member of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) Ltd.
In 2010 Robert was made a Fellow of Monash University and in 2016 was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws, also from Monash University.
The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List saw Robert awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
Robert is a committee member of the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA). Robert is an Advisory Board Member of the World Economic Forum (Davos).
A Member of Victoria’s Parliament for 14 years, Robert was Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party for four years. He has also been Shadow Minister for Health and in Government, Parliamentary Secretary for Health.
Michel started his career at Deloitte before joining the Bollore Group where he held various senior finance positions in the transport and logistics division in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005 he joined Keolis as head of Finance and Operations for the International Division where he was responsible for leading public transport operations in seven countries and held various non-executive director positions in UK and German rail franchises.
Michel was appointed CEO of Yarra Trams in 2009 and helped lead the development of Keolis Downer throughout Australia, before joining the Calibre group in 2014 to create and lead its Transport Infrastructure business.
Michel is a graduate from the EDHEC Business School in France, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also completed the Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School.
Michel became an Australian citizen in 2014.
Paul Byrne is the Lead Director of the VPA’s Greenfields team, as well as the Director of Economic Planning and Development.
Paul is involved in the overall planning for Melbourne’s new growth areas, and monitoring the development of new suburbs. Paul is managing the preparation of the East Werribee Employment Precinct. Paul was heavily involved in the development of the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution fund, as well as the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Logical Inclusions Review Process. Paul has an extensive background in urban planning, applied research, business management and urban economic development.
Peter Wilkinson has nearly 30 years’ experience in delivering major infrastructure projects both within Australia and overseas. He is currently overseeing the design and delivery of the proposed construction program for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project. Peter's rail experience in Melbourne includes the delivery of rail/road grade separations at Middleborough Road in Box Hill and Springvale Road in Nunawading, rail duplication and extension to South Morang, as well as the major brownfield works on the Regional Rail Link Project.
Prior to his current role with Melbourne Metro, Peter worked with John Holland Constructions for 28 years, with his most recent roles as Alliance General Manager delivering complex public infrastructure projects across Melbourne.
Peter Bingeman was appointed the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Visit Victoria in May 2016.
Having achieved a double degree in Economics / Marketing and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Peter commenced his fast-moving consumer goods career with Procter and Gamble and has since worked for Cadbury / Schweppes, Kraft and Mondelez.
Over the last decade Peter has held senior leadership positions across sales and marketing. He has been instrumental in organisational success where acquisitions have changed the landscape considerably. Prior to joining Visit Victoria Peter was Managing Director, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Indochina with Mondelez International.
Having spent four years living in Singapore and Malaysia, Peter has returned home to Melbourne bringing his global business, change management, and strategic marketing / sales experience to the newly formed Visit Victoria.
James has a wealth of experience in the development and delivery of complex and challenging civic projects and has well established relationships with both government and private sector stakeholders.
His respected understanding of the construction and property industries has been developed through over 30 years of senior management and leadership positions with tier one building contractors and successful property development organisations including AbiGroup/Lendlease, Multiplex, Probuild, Devine and ING Real Estate Development.
He has tertiary qualifications in construction and in addition to lecturing at the University of Melbourne is an active member of both whole of government and external committees.
Paul Kenny is the leader of the Allens National Government Advisory practice. He has more than 25 years' experience advising government and private sector clients on commercial transactions, financing arrangements, major infrastructure projects and industry reform and restructure assignments. He is a specialist in energy sector reform, privatisation, contracting and regulation.
Paul's work has included advising governments in Australia and the Asia Pacific region on the comprehensive reform of electricity and gas supply industries and their ongoing economic regulation. In the area of infrastructure project development and regulation, Paul's experience includes substantial work on public transport franchising and infrastructure procurement projects in the transport, water, defence and other sectors. Paul has led the Allens team that has worked with the Victorian Government to reform its regional and metropolitan train and tram network under a rail franchising model, as well as its procurement and financing of new rolling stock.
David Clements is the Program Director - Major Projects Victoria for Transurban. He has over 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure and construction industry and has delivered a diverse range of projects including high rise buildings, process plants and large scale transport infrastructure projects. David joined Transurban in October 2014 and has since lead the delivery of the CityLink Tulla Widening and Monash Freeway Upgrade as well as playing a key role in the development of the West Gate Tunnel Project. Prior to Transurban, David spent seven years working in Asia on building and civil construction engineering projects, before returning to Melbourne to work on projects including the Southern Cross Station Redevelopment and Dynon Port Rail Link. David was the General Manager of Southern Way, the Project Company responsible for the Peninsula Link Freeway. David has extensive exposure to a broad range of project delivery models including managing contractor, design and construct, EPC, alliances and public private partnerships.
Alton Abrahams joined AsheMorgan in 1995 and has been instrumental to the growth of both the Sydney and Brisbane offices. With a solid background in commercial property financing and with his hands-on approach to property investment and development, Alton has led the company in more than $1.0 billion of direct property investments covering retail, shopping centre developments, residential sub divisions and large scale mixed use developments.
Brian Herlihy is Project Director of Melbourne Quarter, a $2.5 billion urban regeneration project in central Melbourne. Brian leads a large multi-disciplinary team of development, project management, design and construction personnel in the development and delivery of this major mixed-use project.
Located opposite Southern Cross Station and bordered by two of Melbourne’s most iconic streets, Collins and Flinders, Melbourne Quarter is the latest chapter in Lendlease’s global urban regeneration footprint and is set to bring together world class design, city living, future workplaces, dining, shopping and green spaces. It is the biggest new mixed use project to be delivered in central Melbourne in over a decade. On completion, Melbourne Quarter will include approximately 130,000m2 of office space, 1,700 apartments, 4,000m2 of retail space, community facilities and extensive public open space linked by a network of laneways.
Brian joined Lendlease in 2008 and has held a variety of development roles in urban regeneration, mixed-use and commercial projects. His experience includes property development, project acquisition and conversion, master planning and delivery on major urban regeneration projects across Australia including Victoria Harbour (Melbourne), Waterbank (Perth) and Melbourne Quarter.
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