Ross Holt has a vast array of experience and skills in public sector management including financial and economic policy and exposure to major land and infrastructure projects. He has an honours degree in economics and spent 18 years in the Western Australian State Treasury department, including four years as Assistant Under Treasurer. In 1993, he was appointed chief executive of the WA Land Authority (LandCorp) and during his 20-year tenure, Mr Holt oversaw significant growth in the land and infrastructure development agency across all areas of the Western Australian property industry. With annual revenues in the order of AU$400-500 million and a staff of 220, LandCorp had a portfolio of more than 150 projects involving residential, commercial, regional and industrial development. Mr Holt is the deputy chancellor of Murdoch University, non-executive chair of quantity surveying firm Ralph and Beatty Bosworth, and non-executive director of property-infrastructure project management firm NS Projects.