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Anderson to take reins at Genesee & Wyoming Australia

New CEO comes from mining background in Australia and North America


Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) will have a new CEO by October 2 in the form of Luke Anderson.

Anderson will relinquish his position as CFO of listed Australian mining company OZ Minerals, held since 2015.

Before that, he was CEO and president of North American industrial minerals and mining concern Unimin Corporation.

“With two decades as a successful leader in the global mining industry, Luke has the ideal background to lead GWA,” Jack Hellmann, chairman, president and CEO of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), which owns GWA in a 51-49 pe cent partnership with fund manager Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).

“His vision for the customer-centric railroad will only strengthen GWAs existing reputation for outstanding service and help us accelerate our growth in the opportunity-rich Australian environment,” Hellmann says.

Anderson succeeds G&W COO David Brown, who has served as interim GWA MD since last December, when GWA acquired Glencore’s Hunter Valley rail business for $1.14 billion and issued a 48.9 per cent equity stake to MIRA.  

GWA is Australia’s third-largest rail service provider, with about 600 employees, 100 locomotives and 2,300 wagons, and manages 3,700 km of track, including the 2,200 km Tarcoola-Darwin line.



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