Dr Liz Develin has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Olympic Park, leading the
team responsible for one of Australia’s most iconic sporting and events locations, also fast
becoming one of NSW’s most attractive places to live.
Announcing the appointment, Secretary for the Department of Planning & Environment, Mick
Cassel, said Dr Develin had outstanding leadership, government and sustainability credentials
earned across state and federal government and regulatory roles.
“There’s only one Sydney Olympic Park and this priceless asset needs strong and determined
leadership to take it from an events-focused destination into a thriving, highly activated community
in the heart of the City’s growing western suburbs,” Mr Cassel said.
“Sydney Olympic Park will be home to almost 24,000 people by 2030 and while world class events
and sport will remain an essential part of the Park’s future, it’s set to be transformed into a highly
desirable place for people to live.”
Ken Kanofski, Chair of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Board said Dr Develin’s appointment
would support a new vision and masterplan for the Park to 2050.
“There are exciting opportunities ahead for Sydney Olympic Park, in large part made possible by
Metro West and the establishment of a station in the precinct to link the Park with the Sydney CBD,
Parramatta and the greater west,” Mr Kanofski said.
“The vision sees the Park become a more attractive place to live, with greater focus on health and
wellbeing, social infrastructure, more access to arts and culture, and an increase in informal sport
and recreation opportunities.
“With Liz at the helm, and a fantastic team and Board backing her, I’m confident that the future for
Sydney Olympic Park will match its outstanding legacy.”
Dr Develin said she was thrilled to join the Department of Planning and Environment as Chief
Executive Officer, Sydney Olympic Park.
“I’m thrilled to be back with the NSW Government and in a role leading such an iconic agency. I’m looking forward to working with a passionate team to help realise the full potential of this incredible Olympic legacy and to create a new and prosperous future for the Park, its residents and stakeholders.”
Dr Liz Develin will commence in the role of Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Olympic Park on 11 July.