The search is on for a new Chief Executive Officer at Railcorp following the recent departure of Vince Graham to a position at Integral Energy. The Minister for Transport, John Watkins announced that RailCorp would undertake a worldwide search for a replacement CEO.
Vince Graham was appointed in December 2003 and at that time was the 9th head of the rail organisation in 10 years. He has been in the CEO role during a very difficult time for Railcorp.
Rob Mason, the current Group General Manager for service delivery at Railcorp, is acting in the CEO position.
RailCorp was formed in 2004 following the merger of the State Rail Authority of NSW and the metropolitan functions of the Railway Infrastructure Corporation. It is a state-owned corporation responsible for the metropolitan and country passenger rail network throughout NSW. It is one of the State’s largest agencies with total 2007-08 expenses estimated to be $3.3 billion. The agency employs more than 13,800 people.
Railcorp typically has greater purchasing authority that other departments as a non-general government sector agency, but became subject to a Premier’s Memorandum in 2006 that required agencies to make greater use of centralised procurement.
It is understood that there will be no change in the role or responsibilities of the CEO as part of this recruitment.