Sarah Winter elected to Greater Sydney Commission

09 February 2022 2 min. read
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The Greater Sydney Commission has appointed former Deloitte partner Sarah Winter to its executive.

Sarah Winter was a partner in Deloitte’s Financial and Commercial Advisory Service division between mid-2019 up to last month, where she focused on human services and community infrastructure. She has been appointed to lead the Commission’s work on the Macquarie Park innovation precinct and its Central Coast jobs and economic strategy.

Prior to Deloitte, Winter also spent three and a half years as a director in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Service practice, and has a strong background in strategy and policy in the human rights domain, including as a senior advisor to Australian Human Rights Commission.

Sarah Winter, Partner, Deloitte

Other roles Winter has previously held include serving as High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations and serving as a member of the Australian Council for International Development.

The Commission’s Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Mildwater, said that Winter joins “an exceptional leadership team who are developing New South Wales’ innovation precincts.”

“We are delighted to be adding Sarah to the Commission’s leadership team as the organisation transitions to support city shaping strategic planning and precincts for the broader city region, in addition to Greater Sydney.”

The Greater Sydney Commission was established in 2016 as an independent government agency under the Department of Premier and Cabinet and tasked with strategic planning and other development responsibilities for Greater Sydney, with the aim of making it a more productive, liveable and sustainable city into the future. Greater Sydney is projected to grow to 8 million over the coming 40 years.

Other Commission members include John Lydon, the former Australia and New Zealand managing partner of McKinsey & Company, who holds the role of economic commissioner.