Queensland’s TMR appoints new director-general

Sally Stannard has been appointed the new director-general of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.  

Stannard has worked in senior roles in transport for over 16 years, including as acting director-general of the department.  

Queensland’s Minister for Transport, Mark Bailey, welcomed the appointment, saying Stannard has a wealth of experience across the public and private sector.  

“Ms Stannard has a deep understanding of the Department of Transport and Main Road’s public transport, planning and investment decisions, as well as innovative learnings from the private sector,” he said. 

“I look forward to continuing to work with Ms Stannard to deliver the government’s priorities for Queensland as they relate to the transport and main roads portfolio.” 

Stannard, who has spent a significant period of her career to date working as a senior executive in the Translink Transit Authority, including leading the Translink division, said it is an honour to take on her new role.  

“Serving the people of Queensland as Director-General is a privilege and I am passionate about ensuring transport systems are fit for purpose and appropriately agile for the changing ways we live and work.  

“I am committed to furthering TMR’s vision of creating an integrated and sustainable transport system that is accessible to all Queenslanders and I look forward to continue working with the incredible team at the Department of Transport and Main Roads.” 

Stannard’s predecessor, Neil Scales, is a well-known figure in the transport industry. 

Scales retired this year after being at the helm of the Department of Transport and Main Roads for over a decade, and previously serving as its chief executive.  

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