The Hon Warren Truss AC – the former longserving Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister – has been reappointed Chair of the Australian Rail Track Corporation.
Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack said Mr Truss’s wealth of knowledge in governance, freight and regional Australia continued to make him a valuable asset to the ARTC Board.
“As a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Mr Truss has been a driving force in the delivery of significant Australian Government infrastructure investments, including the early funding for Inland Rail,” Mr McCormack said.
“In his role as Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Mr Truss had a vision for regional rail and an acute understanding of the needs of regional communities, it is this vision and leadership that he brings to his role with the ARTC.
“Under Mr Truss’s leadership, ARTC continues to support critical supply chain services, having navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The ARTC, with assets over $5 billion, plays a vital role in the transport supply chain, managing and maintaining an 8500km rail network across five states.