Transport for NSW chief executive of State Transit Peter Rowley will vacate the position
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) chief executive of State Transit Peter Rowley will leave the position, it has been announced.
Rowley has had more than 40 years with State Transit, starting work as a clerk in 1976. He has held a number of senior roles over those years and played a key part in coordination of buses for the Sydney Olympics. Rowley has been chief executive since 2008, and leaves the organisation with solid record of performance for punctuality and safety.
“Peter recently kicked off a major reform of State Transit designed to streamline back office functions, and refocus the organisation on delivering the best services for its customers,” TfNSW secretary Tim Reardon says. “We thank Peter for his dedication to the delivery of safe and reliable bus services for customers.”
The role of chief executive will be filled in the interim by Lindsay Lee while a recruitment process for a new chief executive is undertaken.
In related news, New South Wales Minister for Transport Andrew Constance will stay on in the transport portfolio following Mike Baird’s resignation and Gladys Berejiklian becoming Premier last month. BusNSW welcomed the news. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced a fresh team that they say will ensure every community gets its fair share.
“Our new team will work hard to make life easier for people right across NSW,” Berejiklian says.
There are seven new faces in cabinet, including four Liberals and three Nationals. Barilaro says the new Nationals ministers would bring a fresh approach and energy to an already experienced ministry.
“As partners in the NSW Coalition Government, it is the job of my cabinet ministers to ensure that the people of regional NSW get their fair share of services and infrastructure and we are determined to deliver for them,” he says.
Berejiklian says the new team will make sure each community across the state receives the services and infrastructure it needs. For the first time, there will be a dedicated Minister for Australia’s largest infrastructure project, WestConnex.
Barilaro will take on the role of minister for regional NSW, along with the skills and small business portfolios. The new leadership thanked outgoing ministers Adrian Piccoli, Jillian Skinner, Duncan Gay, John Ajaka and Leslie Williams for their service to NSW.
Below: New South Wales Minister for Transport Andrew Constance