New Chief Executive Officer of the National Transport Commission

The Albanese Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Hopkins as the National Transport Commission’s Chief Executive for a five-year term.

The National Transport Commission (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.

Mr 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. 

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Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King:

“The appointment of Mr Hopkins will provide strong leadership for the NTC and enhance its capacity to address the challenges facing the transport sector.

“I welcome Mr Hopkins 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.”

Quotes attributable to NTC Chair Carolyn Walsh:

“The NTC are thrilled to have Mr Hopkins on deck as we continue 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.”