Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities
Alex Foulds came to the Infrastructure portfolio in 2009. He is currently Executive Director of Surface Transport Policy Division in the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities. He is responsible for progressing the Australian Government’s national reforms in surface transport policy and regulation (maritime, shipping, rail and road transport), road safety and vehicle design standards for all classes of vehicles, new and used, for import into Australia.
He has previously led implementation of the Australian Government’s Infrastructure Investment Program, including the delivery, in partnership with states and territories, of major land transport infrastructure projects across Australia. Prior to this, he worked in a variety of Australian Public Service senior policy development, procurement and program delivery roles after a career in the Australian Defence Force.
Alex holds a Bachelors degree in History with Masters degrees in Business Administration and International Relations and has completed an executive program in infrastructure financing and funding at the Harvard Kennedy School.