Malcolm Turnbull’s wife Lucy suddenly stands down from her high-powered job ‘for personal reasons’
- Lucy Turnbull was the Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission
- Mrs Turnbull stepped down from the role after four years for ‘personal reasons’
- NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian praised her for her ‘leadership and vision’
Lucy Turnbull has announced her resignation from leading the Greater Sydney Commission.
Mrs Turnbull was appointed as the inaugural Chief Commissioner of the commission in 2015 and was reappointed in September 2018.
She left the position on Tuesday ‘for personal reasons’.
Lucy Turnbull (pictured right with her husband, Malcolm) was appointed as the inaugural Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission in 2015 and was reappointed in September 2018
Mrs Turnbull oversaw the development and release of the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the development and release of five associated District Plans
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian released a statement commending Mrs Turnbull ‘for her leadership and vision’.
‘Greater Sydney is well on its way to becoming a thriving metropolis of three cities and I thank Lucy for her outstanding service and leadership,’ Ms Berejiklian said.
‘Lucy brought an enormous amount of passion to this incredibly important project and I am certain her legacy will live on in the communities and residents of Greater Sydney.’
She also established local open spaces, walkability to promote health and community, and a female-friendly focus on improving access to services. She resigned from the position for ‘personal reasons’
The CEO of the Greater Sydney Commission, Dr Sarah Hill, said Mrs Turnbull ‘has been an inspiring leader for our organisation over the past four and a half years’.
‘The Commission could not have had a more committed and passionate advocate for Greater Sydney as our inaugural Chief Commissioner.
‘Her hard work rightly now deserves to be rewarded with more personal time for Lucy and her family and other opportunities the NSW Government will be announcing.’
Mr Geoff Roberts, the Commission’s Deputy Chief Commissioner, has been appointed to the now vacant position from April 1, 2020, until March 2021.
The Premier said this arrangement ‘will ensure strong continuity of leadership for the Commission.’