ARA appoints new CEO

On the back of a three month review, Danny Broad will assume the chief role from October 1

ARA appoints new CEO
The Australasia Railway Association will have a new CEO from October 1


The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has unveiled Danny Broad as its new CEO, replacing Bryan Nye after 12 years in the role.

The appointment comes in the wake of significant change at the nation’s rail body, with former CEO Nye and former chairman Lindsay Tanner vacating their positions in April, and Bob Herbert being installed as interim chairman.

Broad, a ten-year member of the ARA board, has worked in the rail and construction industries for 25 years, Herbert says, including in senior executive roles at Ranbury and Downer Rail.

"Danny’s expertise lies in his wide ranging experience and capability in company management, leadership, stakeholder engagement and business development, which will stand the ARA in good stead as we look towards the future," Herbert says.

"Throughout his career, Danny has been responsible for the delivery of numerous freight and passenger rollingstock projects for the major Australian rail operators.

"In the early 2000’s, Danny oversaw the strategic merger and rebranding of Walkers and Clyde Engineering into Downer Rail.

"He also participated in the introduction of the initial concept of a zero harm culture into Downer Rail in 2005, which resulted in major reductions and continuous improvement in accident, incident and environmental statistics."

Broad will assume the position from October 1.

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