Chairman's 20
Delivering METRONET


Wednesday, 14 March 2018
12:00 - Registration Opens
12:15 - Event Start
14:00 - Event Concludes


Lamont's Bihops House 
90 Mounts Bay Road, Perth 


This event is complimentary as part of Gold or Silver Membership of the Committee for Perth. 

BY INVITE ONLY Registration has now closed

John Langoulant AO, Chairman of the Committee for Perth, will be hosting the second Chairman's 20 Advisory Group Luncheon for 2018.

METRONET is the long term plan developed by the McGowan Government to connect Perth’s suburbs, reduce road congestion and meet Perth's future planning needs. Stage One will deliver approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations. The job-creating program will see transport investment as a catalyst for land-use change in more than 5,000 hectares within walking distance of the new stations. 

At this luncheon, the project will be discussed in detail by Anthony Kannis, Project Director who will provide an overview and answer questions about this transformational project. 

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Anthony Kannis

Project Director, METRONET

Following a significant period of working in a number of State Government central agencies, mainly in infrastructure investment, Anthony joined Western Australian Treasury in January 1996. Here he provided strategic advice to the Government on infrastructure prioritisation and investment, in addition to the general resourcing requirements of public sector agencies.

He was instrumental in establishing and operating the Public Private Partnerships Support Unit which, in partnership with the Office of Strategic Projects, progressed a number of major projects.

Anthony was appointed to the Board of Infrastructure Australia in May 2008 and was Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation from April 2009 until May 2013.  He was also a member of the WA Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee.

In October 2013, Anthony was appointed as WA Police Executive Director to lead the agency’s corporate related functions. During this time he was a significant contributor to the Frontline 2020 reform program which, amongst a number of operational changes, made significant improvements to WA Police’s corporate operations, including governance, introducing a centralised business management model and attracting a number of highly skilled public servants.

Anthony was appointed as Project Director of METRONET in June 2017.  His role is to lead his team, which consists of officers from the Departments of Transport; Planning, Lands and Heritage; and Communities, Public Transport Authority, LandCorp and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

The team has the responsibility to:

  • undertake the initial planning and development of projects to investment decision;
  • maintain an overall program timeline and budget;
  • monitor and report on progress to the METRONET Taskforce;
  • manage the METRONET Special Purpose Account;
  • manage communications for the program; and
  • provide administrative support to the Taskforce and associated steering committees.