The State Government has appointed Mr Tony Braxton-Smith as the new Chief Executive of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.
“I am very pleased to announce that Mr Braxton-Smith has accepted the role of Chief Executive and I look forward to working with him to deliver the Marshall Government’s exciting infrastructure, planning and public transport reforms,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“Mr Braxton-Smith brings to this role a wealth of private and public sector experience from around the globe.
“Previously Mr Braxton-Smith has held the positions of Chief Executive of Great Southern Rail, Executive Director of Transport for Serco Asia Pacific, Chief Executive of Dreamworld and Regional Director of P&O Services in Latin America.
“Most recently, since 2011, Mr Braxton-Smith has been employed as a Deputy Secretary within the NSW transport department.
“He has an intimate knowledge of the workings of the largest state government transport agency in the country which will be invaluable as he leads South Australia’s department.
“Throughout his various roles, Mr Braxton-Smith has successfully delivered significant projects, reforms and improved every company or agency he has served.
“The Marshall Government took a host of exciting reforms to the election in the infrastructure and public transport spheres and I’m extremely confident that Mr Braxton-Smith is the best person to deliver on this ambitious agenda.”
Minister Knoll also extended his sincere thanks to Acting Chief Executive Julienne TePohe saying she had done a fantastic job over the last six months.
“Ms TePohe has begun driving the Marshall Government’s key infrastructure and public transport reforms and guided the department through the Budget process,” said Minister Knoll.
“Ms TePohe has provided invaluable advice and outstanding service and I am truly grateful for all her tireless work and commitment.”