People

Philip Davies

Philip Davies

Chair, SMART Advisory Council & Australian Logistics Council + Partner, Deloitte

Philip Davies recently retired as the Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia. He is a Partner with Deloitte and chairs both the SMART Advisory Council and the Australian Logistics Council.

He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, with over 25 years of global infrastructure experience. His roles have involved shaping policy, delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects and leading reform.

Philip has also held various Board positions in commercial and public life over more than 3 decades including as Deputy Chair of the Committee for Sydney and as a Board member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia.

During his time leading Infrastructure Australia, he provided independent expert advice to all levels of government on infrastructure, including, advocating for reforms on key issues including the means of funding, financing, delivering and operating infrastructure and how to better plan and utilise infrastructure networks.

As a Director of Transport for London, Philip developed a long term vision for real time traffic management in London, including establishing London’s transport control centres. He was a leader in the development of intelligent transport systems solutions and the use of real time data to inform proactive operational decisions as well as long term investment choices. These developments positioned London for a successful bid for and delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Last reviewed: 18 December, 2018