Thursday 14th Nov, 2019

V/Line appoints new board members

V/Line VLocity train. Photo: Bombardier

The Victorian government has appointed three new directors to the V/Line Corporation Board, as well as granting a second term for existing director Rachel Thomson.

New directors Liz Roadley, Tom Sargant and Kevin McLaine possess organisation financial, asset management, accounting, public transport operations, strategic planning experience.

Returning Director Rachel Thomson has more than 20 years’ experience working both nationally and internationally in senior roles across risk management and insurance.

The appointments terms run through until 30 October 2022, and key priorities include continuing the ongoing modernisation and cultural change within the organisation.

“All Directors bring to the V/Line Board a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge, across a broad range of industries,” said minister for public transport Melissa Horne.

“Our three new Directors, Liz Roadley, Tom Sargant and Kevin McLaine are all well placed to help V/Line continue delivering the rail services regional Victorians need.”

Recently appointed Chair, Gabrielle Bell, and currently serving Deputy Chair Craig Cook, alongside the new directors, will oversee the organisation’s corporate governance. They will also work with chief executive officer James Pinder.

“The V/Line network is growing faster than ever before – central to making sure we can continue to deliver a more punctual, reliable and accessible regional rail system is a strong board of directors,” said Horne.

The announcement comes as John Donovan and Kay Macaulay finish their tenure on the V/Line Board after four years.

“I also want to thank John Donovan and Kay Macaulay for their dedication to V/Line during their time as Board Directors over the past four years,” said Horne.

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