Appointment of new Australian Rail Track Corporation Chair

The Government announced the appointment of Dr Helen Nugent AO as the new Chair of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), a government-owned company that manages the nation's interstate rail network.

Dr Nugent has been appointed for a period of three years and brings extensive expertise in finance, governance, infrastructure investment, and risk management to the ARTC Board. Dr Nugent’s previous appointments include Partner at global management consultancy, McKinsey & Company and Director of Strategy at Westpac. Over the past 20 years, she has served on multiple boards, both private and not-for-profit, including at Swiss Re Australia, the State Bank of New South Wales and Opera Australia, as well as at infrastructure investment entities including United Energy, Macquarie Airports and Macquarie Group. In 2004, she was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for services to business, the arts and the community.

Dr Nugent replaces Mr John Caldon who has held the position of Chair of the ARTC for five years from 2010.