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Amy Auster

Amy was appointed Interim CEO of the Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency in 2021.   IPFA is an executive agency that works with the Australian Government, States and Territories as well as private sector stakeholders to provide independent commercial and financial advice that supports the Australian Government’s infrastructure investment decisions.

Amy is a public policy leader and strategic advisor with expertise in economics, finance, the financial services industry and public policy across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining IPFA, Amy served as Chief Adviser to the Commonwealth Treasury, Markets Group. Immediately prior to this she was the Deputy Secretary, Economic Division at the Department of Treasury and Finance in Victoria and was delighted to be named one of the top 50 public sector women in 2019 by the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria chapter.

Amy has previously led the Australian Centre for Financial Studies as Executive Director and the Foundation for Development Cooperation as Principal Consultant, and worked as an economist, strategist and senior executive for ANZ Banking Group during the bank's expansion into Asia.  

 She is an Advisory Board member of the York Butter Factory incubator and RMIT's APEC Study Centre, as well as an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University.  She has been a contributor to The Conversation, published researcher and media commentator.

Amy holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and master’s degree in economics and finance from Columbia University in New York.  She is a mother to three busy children, a St Kilda Saints tragic and enjoys live music and the great outdoors.

Amy Auster
Interim Chief Executive