Infrastructure Victoria CEO appointed

The board of Infrastructure Victoria has appointed a chief executive officer to lead the new agency.

Michel Masson will take the reins as the inaugural CEO from February. Masson currently leads Calibre Group’s transport infrastructure and services division and was previously CEO of Keolis Downer. 

Infrastructure Victoria was established under legislation in September 2015 and a board was appointed in October, with Macquarie's Jim Miller taking up the position of chair.

In addition to delivering a 30-year infrastructure strategy, Infrastructure Victoria will also provide independent advice to the state government when requested and publish research on infrastructure matters.

Meanwhile, the state’s Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee has published its first report into infrastructure projects, examining the Melbourne Metro Rail PPP Project, sale or lease of the Port of Melbourne and the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.

The committee hopes to see progress on the plans for these three projects and specification of funding sources over the next six months. It concludes that both the Department of Treasury and Finance and the planned new body Projects Victoria have important roles to play.