Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

New appointments to the ARTC Board

Media Release


16 December 2016

Joint release with:

Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

The Government has appointed Mr David Saxelby and Ms Jennifer Seabrook to the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Board.

These appointments ensure a strong leadership group is in place to deliver on the Australian Government's significant rail investment and reform agenda.

Mr Saxelby has substantial experience in construction, infrastructure contracting and major projects, while Ms Seabrook has extensive experience in finance and capital markets. These skills and experience will strengthen the Board's capability, while also bringing a wealth of private and public sector experience to the organisation.

Ms Seabrook brings more than 20 years' board experience to ARTC, including current director-level roles with Iluka Resources Limited, IRESS Limited, MMG Limited, and Western Australian Treasury Corporation. Her experience will ensure the Board retains strong capability in finance and capital markets over coming years.

Mr Saxelby has extensive experience delivering major projects. He has worked on some of Australia's most iconic infrastructure projects, including the Lane Cove Tunnel, ANZAC Bridge, and NorthConnex. His major project experience will hold ARTC in good stead to continue delivering major rail initiatives in the coming years.

The Coalition Government is committed to ensuring that our national freight network is as efficient and effective as possible, this includes delivering the largest transport project in Australia—Inland Rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

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