Freight Rail, Passenger Rail

Hook added to IA board

Former South Australian transport department leader Rod Hook has been added to the board of independent federal advisor Infrastructure Australia.

Hook was most recently the chief executive of the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Previously he served South Australia’s Commissioner of Highways the rail commissioner and coordinator-general.

Federal infrastructure minister Michael McCormack announced his appointment to the IA board on April 1.

“Mr Hook will be an asset to IA thanks to his proven track record in public sector management and governance, infrastructure, transport, planning and the environment,” McCormack said.

“IA Board members require knowledge and experience relevant to the functions of IA, as well as a mix of experience in industry, private or public sectors and local government. Mr Hook certainly fits the bill and I welcome him to the role.”

Hook’s appointment follows that of Peter Harris and Samantha Hogg on March 1. It brings the number of board members for the independent statutory body to 12.