Paul A. Broad
Paul A. Broad (born 8 April 1951) is an Australian economist known for his management of government business departments. In 2011 he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure NSW. He is an advocate of user-pays pricing, and has a philosophical commitment to involving the private sector.
returned to Newcastle to complete a Masters of Commerce (Economics) in 1978,
1993 - Hunter District Water Board as an economist.... move back to Newcastle.
1993 - Sydney Water
1997 - Energy Australia
2004 - Private business - Managing Director of PowerTel
2007 - Merger with AAPT - Was spokesman for industry opposition to the National Broadband Network, saying "We're having a massive income transfer from metro to the bush. Now that may be a good thing but don't hide it in the price."
2011 - Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure NSW ($500,000 salary - highest paid bureaucrat in NSW History)
As of 2011 Broad is a director of Kuth Energy.
2013 - Appointed Chief Executive of Snowy Hydro LTD.
Broad is a keen surfer starting as a teenager and continuing into middle age.
Broad is an advocate of user-pays pricing, and champions the power of the market. This led to substantial pricing changes at Hunter water and consequently demand dropped by 30 percent. When Chief Executive of Energy Australia, prices increased by 5.3% in 2004, which the opposition claimed would hit lower income families hard. He is also philosophically committed to involvement of the private sector, and in his role at the head of Infrastructure NSW has been reported supporting rail privatisation, congestion charges, and expanded tollways.
- Saulwick, Jacob (2 July 2011). "Newsmaker Paul Broad". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- De Lore, Amy (25 June 2007). "Big business in palm of Broad's hand". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Totaro, Paola (12 March 1993). "Water Chief supports 'user pays'". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 3. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Broad, Paul (11 April 2011). "The National Broadband Network". ABC Television. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- http://m.news.com.au/NSWACT/pg/0/fi943975.htm. Missing or empty
- Lee, Tracy (16 June 2011). "NSW has Broad plan in place for infrastructure". The Australian. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Phelan, Amanda (28 April 1994). "Water Board surf star in a surprise prize switch". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- "Electricity companies get nod to raise prices". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 June 2004.
- Saulwick, Jacob (30 June 2011). "Sell the trains? More toll roads? Bring it on, says O'Farrell's go-to man". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 July 2011.