As the Secretary of Transport for NSW, Rodd Staples leads more than 25,000 people across the Transport cluster to plan, manage and deliver transport infrastructure and services for all transport modes. Rodd is supported by the Office of the Secretary.
Elizabeth Mildwater leads the Greater Sydney division, integrating our transport modes to deliver better customer-centred services and infrastructure to meet the transport needs of communities in the Sydney metropolitan area.
Carol-Anne Nelson leads the regional division which focuses on understanding the particular needs of regional communities across NSW and delivering customer-centred integrated transport services and infrastructure.
Peter leads our Infrastructure and Place division, which plans, develops and delivers transport infrastructure that capitalise on commercial opportunities to help develop liveable, vibrant places for the community. The division:
- Engages delivery partners to deliver infrastructure
- Provides the commercial capability to support high value, complex projects.
Anne Hayes is responsible for leading the Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE), which is a statutory State Owned Corporation that holds rail property assets, rolling stock and rail infrastructure in the Sydney metropolitan area and limited country locations in the State of NSW. TAHE makes these assets available to Sydney Trains and NSW Trains for their operations. It also provides rail infrastructure to other operators under the terms of track access agreements
Joost de Kock leads the customer strategy and technology division, developing long-term, multi-modal strategies, plans and policies for the Transport Cluster.
Joost is responsible for leveraging data and insights, implementing new technologies and driving innovation and partnerships to provide improved, integrated customer-centred solutions. Joost also manages the Cluster’s reputation, government relations, communications and drive meaningful engagement with our stakeholders, customers and the community.
Kirsten Watson leads the People and Culture division.
Kirsten is responsible for defining, attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining the people needed to deliver the best transport system in Australia and setting the standards for the way we support, develop and treat our people.
Tara McCarthy leads the Safety, Environment and Regulation division.
Tara is responsible for leading a unified Transport cluster approach and response to safety, environment and regulation. Her division plays a vital role in underpinning Transport for NSW’s Future Transport 2056 strategy to deliver globally-recognised, safe and sustainable outcomes for the people of NSW.
Fiona Trussell leads Corporate Services, which comprises our finance and investment, information technology, legal and privacy, governance and compliance, strategic projects, and shared services functions. The division:
- Drives organisational efficiency through the development, implementation and continuous improvement of business systems and processes.
- Enables reforms to create an efficient, effective and service-oriented workforce.
- Sets the operating rhythm for the Evolving Transport Transformation Program which is delivering a customer centred program of change initiatives for our customer and communities.
Anthony Wing leads the Point to Point Transport Commission, the regulator for taxis, hire vehicles and rideshare services in NSW.
Anthony is responsible for administering, managing and enforcing the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016, including the authorisation and licencing schemes established by the Act.
Jon is leading the procurement, construction and delivery of Australia’s first fully-automated metro rail network. Sydney Metro, which is Australia’s biggest public transport project, will deliver 31 metro stations and 66km of new metro rail. Sydney Metro Northwest opened on 26 May 2019 and services on Stage 2 - Sydney Metro City & Southwest - are expected to start in 2024.
Suzanne Holden leads Sydney Trains, providing train services throughout the Sydney CBD and metropolitan area. Suzanne leads the agency’s focus on patronage growth, increasing customer satisfaction, reduction in peak incidents and improving safety performance.
Pete Allaway leads NSW TrainLink, the operating agency dedicated to the needs of intercity and regional train and coach customers. NSW TrainLink strives to provide safe, reliable and clean services which connect people and communities across NSW.
Rachel Simpson leads the Office of the Secretary to support our leaders in delivering the vision and strategy for Transport for NSW with our Ministers and across government. This office provides a range of services including:
- Cabinet strategic support
- Cross-government relationships
- Executive coordination and advice