Patricia Forsythe is the Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, a position she has held since September 2006.
Patricia represents the Chamber on a number of NSW government committees including the Light Rail Delivery Phase Roundtable, Sydney’s Competitive Positioning Steering Committee and the Retail Expert Advisory Committee for the Department of Planning and the Environment.
Patricia also represents the Chamber on the City of Sydney Retail Advisory Panel and the Sydney Airport Planning Coordination Forum.
In addition to her role at the Sydney Chamber Patricia serves on boards in the Government and NFP sector: Business Events Sydney; Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW; Destination NSW; Council of Macquarie University; Port Authority NSW and Cricket NSW.
Previous board appointments have included the Hunter Development Corporation, Hunter Medical Research Institute and the Advisory Board of UTS Business School.
Patricia served as a Member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1991 to 2006. From 1995 to 2005 Patricia served on the Opposition frontbench in a number of shadow portfolios.
Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education (Newcastle University) and is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Patricia Forsythe will speak in the session “Smart cities“.