Chairman, Regional Development Australia, Sydney; Chairman, Olympus Solutions; Chairman, Urban Theatre Projects; Director, Evolve Housing; Director, Asia Pacific International College; NSW Local Government Remuneration Tribunal; Adjunct Professor, University of Western Sydney.
Dr Robert Lang has a career history of thirty five years in the public service, gained within a combination of state & local government, change management, community engagement, strategic urban planning, urban development, transport infrastructure, place management, arts, tourism and energy businesses.
He was the CEO of three major organisations, including Parramatta City Council, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Pacific Power.
As CEO for Parramatta City Council he developed a new vision for the city as Sydney’s 2nd CBD, delivered a range of major new city property developments, brought major new events to the city through place-making and initiated the Western Sydney Light Rail project.
As CEO of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, he initiated the Barangaroo project and oversaw the first stages up to concept plan approval, did major heritage works in the Rocks including Australia’s first 5 star green heritage building, and completed the urban renewal of Pyrmont.
He has significant experience as a Board Director, serving on 18 Boards over the past 22 years, including not-for-profits, private companies and government statutory authorities. He is currently Chairman of three organisations and a Director on three others in liveable cities & urban planning, disability services, affordable housing, education and the arts.
Dr Lang has postgraduate qualifications in Engineering, Information Technology and Business Management. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.