David Pitchford was appointed Chief Executive of UrbanGrowth NSW in September 2013. In this role David has oversight of the direction and ambition of the organisation, and interfaces with portfolio ministers and the board. He has more than 35 years of experience as the head of public and private organisations.
In 2007 David took on the role of General Manager of Palm Jumeirah City in Dubai, one of the world’s most ambitious development projects. His most recent role was as the Executive Director and Head of Profession, Project Management, for the United Kingdom's Major Projects Authority.
David began his career in the Office of the Tasmanian Governor and then moved into Chief Executive roles with the Australian Centenary of Federation and the City of Melbourne. He was also Chief Operating Officer of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
In addition to extensive academic accolades, David has been recognised as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO).
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