Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and PTV Board Chairman Board Patricia Faulkner today announced the appointment of Jeroen Weimar as Public Transport Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Weimar will lead the organisation as it continues to deliver the Andrews Labor Government’s major infrastructure projects including the Metro Tunnel, the removal of 50 dangerous and congested level crossings and establishing Transport for Victoria.
Mr Weimar has been acting PTV CEO since January 2016 and was previously PTV’s Executive Director of Performance and Contract Management.
In this role, he was responsible for managing the franchise agreements and operating contracts for Metro, Yarra Trams, V/Line and all bus contracts across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Before joining PTV, Mr Weimar was Chief Operating Officer at First Group plc, where he was responsible for the operation of more than 6,000 buses and 17,000 staff operating across the UK and the turnaround of more than 40 regional bus businesses.
With more than 20 years’ experience in transport, Mr Weimar has also worked at Serco Group as the Managing Director for UK Transport and was the Chief Operating Officer, Surface Transport at Transport for London.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“Mr Weimar brings a wealth of experience to the role and has proven to be a very effective and capable leader during a time of significant investment in public transport.”
“I’m confident he’s the right person to lead PTV, having overseen the introduction of the Night Network and managing the operational impacts of the level crossing removals program.”
Quote attributable to Chairman of the Public Transport Victoria Board Patricia Faulkner
“Mr Weimar’s significant experience and his passion for delivering high quality public transport services will be invaluable in delivering the best outcomes for passengers now and into the future.
Quotes attributable to Jeroen Weimar
“I’m excited to be leading PTV during a time of such significant investment in public transport.”
“I am a strong advocate of inclusion and accessibility and I will focus on delivering public transport which all Victorians can use.”