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Bruce McGowan quits as FreightLink CEO, Tim Fischer hops on board

<p>FreightLink CEO Bruce McGowan has resigned to pursue other business interests, the company confirmed today (Friday, April 30).</p> <p>The move comes just three months into services on the fledgling Adelaide-Darwin railway.</p> <p>FreightLink chairman Malcolm Kinnaird said Mr McGowan had told the board he wanted to "pursue other business interests from his home base in Melbourne" but has since accepted a board invitation to stay with the company as a director.</p> <p>The move coincides with Tim Fischer’s decision to join FreightLink as a director following his role as a special envoy to the railway, Mr Kinnaird said.</p> <p>He said Mr McGowan would help in the search to find a successor.</p> <p>"We are delighted Bruce will continue to contribute his strategic expertise at the board level," Mr Kinnaird said.</p> <p>"He steered FreightLink through the challenges of the railway’s operational and commercial start-up and successfully harnessed the marketing opportunities presented by the commencement of services."</p> <br />