Office of the National Rail Regulator chief wraps up eight year term

The current Chief Executive of the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR), Ms Sue McCarrey has decided to end her term on 30 December, after eight years in the role.

Ms McCarrey has been at the forefront of the rail industry reform to nationalise safety regulation through ONRSR.

A merit-based selection process for appointing a new regulator chief will commence shortly.

Chief Operating Officer Peter Doggett will assume the role of acting Chief Executive in the interim.

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

“In the last few years, we’ve seen a significant improvement in safety and unprecedented growth in rail across Australia.

“In her time at ONRSR, Ms McCarrey has overseen the development of a strategic regulatory program that demands safety vigilance while allowing industry to embrace new technology and realise the benefits.

“I thank Ms McCarrey for her service and look forward to continuing to work with ONRSR to keep people safe on and around our rail networks – a key priority of our Government.”