Commissioners

Headshot of Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull

Chief Commissioner, 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.

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Headshot of Deputy Chief Commissioner, Economic Commissioner, Geoff Roberts

Deputy Chief Commissioner, Economic Commissioner, Geoff Roberts

Geoff Roberts has 35 years of experience in Australia and internationally on city strategy, governance and leadership and currently holds an Adjunct Professor position in the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Mr Roberts is a highly regarded strategic advisor at a number of public and private sector organisations and has a deep history working in large metropolitan scale land use and infrastructure projects.

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Headshot of Environment Commissioner, Roderick Simpson

Environment Commissioner, Roderick Simpson

Roderick Simpson is an architect and urban designer, and an Associate Professor in the Urbanism Program at the University of Sydney. He has worked for the Commonwealth and provided consultancy services to state and local governments in planning and urban design.

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Headshot of Social Commissioner, Heather Nesbitt

Social Commissioner, Heather Nesbitt

Heather Nesbitt has over 30 years of experience in social sustainability, social housing, community infrastructure planning and social impact assessment.

Ms Nesbitt has primarily worked on major greenfield and urban renewal projects, including public/social housing for government, non-profit and the private sector.

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