Former Victorian Treasurer John Lenders has been appointed Chair of the State’s rail asset owner VicTrack.
Making the announcement today, Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan said Mr Lenders’ more than a decade of experience in senior roles in public office would be invaluable in leading the independent Board of this critical public-sector organisation.
Mr Lenders joined Cabinet in February 2002 and held a range of portfolios relevant to his new role at VicTrack including Finance, Major Projects, Information Communication Technology and most notably, Treasurer.
Mr Lenders replaces retiring Chair Bob Annells, who has held the position since April 2012.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan
“Mr Lenders brings a wealth of experience to the Chairmanship that will be invaluable in managing Victoria’s vast network of railway land, assets and telecommunications.”
“Mr Lenders’ leadership will be critical at this time when the Andrews Labor Government is making unprecedented investment in public transport infrastructure, building Melbourne Metro, removing 50 level crossings and buying 37 high-capacity trains.”
“I would like to thank Mr Annells for his years of service to VicTrack and Victoria, and wish him all the best for his future endeavors.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020