Lucy Hughes-Turnbull AO

Lucy Hughes-Turnbull AO

Former Lord Mayor of Sydney and Former Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission

Lucy Hughes-Turnbull is an urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with a longstanding interest in cities, and technological and social innovation.

From 2015-20 she was the inaugural Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, and was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-4.

In 2011 she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, local government and business.

In 2012 Lucy was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business by the University of NSW, and in 2016 was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of NSW. In 2017 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Western Sydney University for her service and contribution to the University and the Greater Western Sydney region.

She and husband Malcolm Turnbull support many medical, research, social and cultural institutions. She is a trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW.

Lucy Hughes-Turnbull AO appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International

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