strategy project and policy services to business and government

Access to the best expertise

Frank Sartor AO


Career History

Ministerial and parliamentary 

• Member of Parliament 2003 – 2011;
• Minister for Planning (3 years);
• Minister for Redfern Waterloo (3 years);
• Minister for Environment and Climate Change (1.5 years);
• Minister for Energy and Utilities (2 years);
• Minster for the Arts (1.5 years);
• Minister for Science and Medical Research (4 years);
• Assistant Minister for Health (Cancer) (7 years);

Local government

  • Lord Mayor of Sydney (1991 – 2003)
  • Chair Central Sydney Planning Committee (1991 – 2003)

Other positions

  • VP and Director, Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (1991- 2000)
  • VP and Director Sydney Olympic Bid (1991 – 1993)
  • Chair, Sydney Festival Limited (1991 – 2003)
  • Director, Sydney Cove Authority (1991-1998)
  • Director, City West Development Corporation (1995-98)
  • Director, Sydney Harbour Foreshores Authority (1998-2003)
  • Executive Director, NSW Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (1983 – 1986)
  • State Rail Authority (1990 – 1991)
  • Colgate Palmolive and Total Australia (1976 – 1983)

Professional development

  • CPP -  Certified Practicing Planner (Town Planning) and member of PIA
  • GAICD – Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Accredited Mediator and member of IAMA
  • Published book on NSW government called “The Fog on the Hill” Melbourne University Publishing 2011
  • Order of Australia (AO) 2001
  • B Comm (Hons) University of NSW, 1983
  • BE (Chemical Engineering)  Sydney  University 1976



SPP Services has an impeccable network of colleagues and associates providing access to the best skills and knowledge for any project whether it be a planning and development matter, a local government task, organisational reform or an environmental assignment.

The selection of the right technical expertise for a specific task is crucial to maximising its success.  These resources can be accessed if and when needed to augment in house capability.  SPP Services can also advise on, or assemble, teams for major tasks.