Chief Commissioner

Headshot of Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull

Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO

Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO is an urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with a longstanding interest in cities, and technological and social innovation. She chaired the Committee for Sydney from 2012 to 2015.

In 2015 she was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, tasked by the NSW state government to assist in delivering strong and effective strategic planning for the whole of metropolitan Sydney.

Mrs Turnbull was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-4 and in 2011 she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, local government and business.

In 2012 Mrs Turnbull was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business by the University of NSW, and in 2016 was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of NSW. In 2017 Mrs Turnbull was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Western Sydney University which she received for her substantial and sustained service and contribution to the University and the Greater Western Sydney region.

Related News & Media

News | Chief Commissioner honoured for city leadership
Video | What’s the vision for Greater Sydney?
News | Chief Commissioner awarded honorary Doctorate of Letters
News | Chief Commissioner opens new university campus
News | Vision for Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula