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Hopkins to head NTC

Hopkins NTC

The Federal Government has appointed Michael Hopkins as Chief Executive of the National Transport Commission (NTC) for a five-year term.

The NTC was established by the Federal, state and territory governments to develop national reforms to improve the productivity, safety and environmental performance of road, rail and intermodal transport.

Hopkins brings many years of strategic policy reform experience, knowledge of the transport sector and existing senior stakeholder relationships to this role.

He has previously served in a number of senior executive roles for the Victorian Government and the NTC.

Federal infrastructure and transport minister Catherine King said Hopkins would provide strong leadership for the NTC and enhance its capacity to address the challenges facing the transport sector.

“I welcome him to the role and look forward to continuing to work with the NTC as we drive a safer, greener and more productive transport sector. I also thank Dimi Rigas for her service as the acting Chief Executive,” she said.

NTC chair Carolyn Walsh said she welcomed Hopkins on deck as the organisation continued to work on advancing social and economic outcomes for all Australians by supporting an efficient, integrated and national land transport system.

“COVID shone a light on just how critical transport is to our way of life, which makes our ongoing work to lead national land transport reform more important than ever,” she said.

For more information on the NTC visit www.ntc.gov.au.