Sally Stannard is announced as the new Director-General for Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
Ms Stannard is a senior executive and transport professional who has worked in senior roles in the transport sector for over 16 years, including as acting Director-General of the department since June 2023.
Ms Stannard has a wealth of experience across the public and private sector and has deep knowledge of the department.
“Ms Stannard has a unique mix of relevant experience and skills and I welcome this appointment.” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services Mark Bailey.
“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,” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services Mark Bailey.
“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,” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services Mark Bailey.
She has honed her experience in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria advising government agencies and operators across the transport sector.
“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,” says Ms Stannard.
“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,” says Ms Stannard.
Ms Stannard has spent a significant period of her career working as a senior executive in the Translink Transit Authority, including leading the Translink Division.
She is known for her proactive approach to service delivery, operational management and reform, and industry engagement.
About Ms Sally Stannard
Ms Sally Stannard was most recently the Acting Director-General for the Department of Transport and Main Roads and has worked in senior roles in the transport sector for over 16 years.
She is deeply passionate about the role of transport in the Queensland economy and about the opportunity for the public service to shape investment decisions to benefit the community.
Ms Stannard holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
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