Meet the CEO
CEO | Michel Masson
Michel started his career at Deloitte before joining the Bollore Group where he held various senior finance positions in the transport and logistics division in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005 he joined Keolis as head of Finance and Operations for the International Division where he was responsible for leading public transport operations in seven countries and held various non-executive director positions in UK and German rail franchises.
Michel was appointed CEO of Yarra Trams in 2009 and helped lead the development of Keolis Downer throughout Australia, before joining the Calibre group in 2014 to create and lead its Transport Infrastructure business.
Michel is a graduate from the EDHEC Business School in France, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also completed the Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School.
In 2017, Michel was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Technology from Swinburne University in recognition of his contribution to shaping infrastructure in Victoria.
Michel became an Australian citizen in 2014.
Meet the Executive Team
Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer | Jonathan Spear
Dr. Jonathan Spear is Infrastructure Victoria’s Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. He leads Infrastructure Victoria’s work on the 30-year infrastructure strategy, research program and providing independent advice to the Victorian Government. In addition, Jonathan is General Counsel and responsible for Infrastructure Victoria’s project management functions. Before joining Infrastructure Victoria, Jonathan held senior leadership, policy, strategy and legal roles with the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Department of Justice, Victoria Police and Slater & Gordon Lawyers.
Director Communications and Engagement | Julie Browning and Jo Davie
Julie Browning and Jo Davie job-share the Communications and Engagement Director role, leading all of Infrastructure Victoria’s communications and engagement functions.
Julie has extensive experience in government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations and has held senior media, community engagement and communications positions at the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Jo was a journalist before moving into government communications, where she has gained experience in departments and agencies in Australia and the UK. She worked extensively in the transport portfolio, as well as education and environment, before joining Infrastructure Victoria in 2015.