Dr Kerry Schott AO appointed as acting ARTC Board Chair

As shareholding Ministers of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), we have today appointed Dr Kerry Schott AO as Acting Chair of ARTC for a period of three months.

This follows Mr Peter Duncan AM advising us last Friday he would be taking a three month leave of absence to serve as acting Secretary of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in NSW.

It is a sign of how much Mr Duncan’s expertise is valued that he has been asked to take on this role, and we are sure his advice will be appreciated by Premier Minns.

Dr Schott recently concluded a significant review of Inland Rail and is perfectly placed to oversee the initial implementation of the recommendations she made, and the Government accepted. During her three-month tenure, Dr Schott will focus on recruiting a permanent CEO of Inland Rail and addressing the governance and board capability shortcomings her report outlined.

We are grateful to Dr Schott for agreeing to undertake this important task and we look forward to welcoming Mr Duncan back to the role later in the year.