Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has announced the reappointment of David Saxelby and Jennifer Seabrook to the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) board for a further three years.
“These reappointments ensure a strong and diverse leadership team will continue to oversee ARTC’s 8,500 kilometre rail network and guide the delivery of current and future projects,” McCormack said.
The two have served on the ARTC Board since 2016.
“Their experience and knowledge will help ARTC to deliver the 1,700-kilometre Inland Rail project, which will help meet Australia’s future freight challenges and connect inland communities with new opportunities to grow and prosper.
“Mr Saxelby has substantial experience in construction, infrastructure contracting and major projects, while Ms Seabrook has extensive experience in finance and capital markets. Together, their skills and experience strengthen the ARTC Board’s capability.”
Finance minister Mathias Cormann said the reappointments meant organisational stability at the ARTC, as it continued to deliver the government’s rail agenda.
“Rail is a key component of our Government’s infrastructure plan underpinning our plan for a stronger economy,” Cormann said.
“David and Jennifer’s experience and continued contribution to the ARTC Board helps ensure the timely and efficient delivery of the Government’s Inland Rail project which will cater for the growing demand for domestic inter-capital freight, create new jobs, and provide regional businesses and farmers with new opportunities to grow their exports.”