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Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads announces new director-general

The new director-general of Queensland’s TMR has more than 16 years of experience in the transport sector

Queensland transport minister Mark Bailey has confirmed that Sally Stannard is the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) new director-general.

As a senior executive and transport professional who has worked in senior roles in transport for more than 16 years, including as acting director-general of the department, Bailey says Stannard has a wealth of experience across the public and private sector.

“Sally Stannard has a unique mix of relevant experience and skills and I welcome this appointment,” Bailey says.

“Ms Stannard has a deep understanding of the Department of Transport and Main Road’s public transport, planning and investment decisions, as well as innovative learnings from the private sector.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Ms Stannard to deliver the government’s priorities for Queensland as they relate to the transport and main roads portfolio.”

She has since honed her experienced in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, advising government agencies and operators across the transport sector.

Stannard has spent a significant period of her career to date working as a senior executive in the Translink Transit Authority, including leading the Translink division.

Bailey says she is known for her proactive approach to service delivery, operational management and reform and industry engagement.

“Serving the people of Queensland as Director-General is a privilege and I am passionate about ensuring transport systems are fit for purpose and appropriately agile for the changing ways we live and work,” Stannard says.

“I am committed to furthering TMR’s vision of creating an integrated and sustainable transport system that is accessible to all Queenslanders and I look forward to continue working with the incredible team at the Department of Transport and Main Roads.”

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