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Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Vacancy N.N. 10759015
National Faster Rail Agency Closing date: Monday, 23 September 2019
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


• Visionary and Strategic Leadership Opportunity
• Lead the Future Development of Fast Rail in Australia
• Canberra based

On 1 July 2019, the Australian Government established the National Faster Rail Agency to deliver on the Government’s rail commitment and investment.

To better align future population growth with long term infrastructure investment, the Government has developed a 20-year plan for a Faster Rail Network to boost our major regional centres and take pressure off our largest cities.

The National Faster Rail Agency will be responsible for implementing the Government’s 20-year Faster Rail Plan—supporting the Government on planning for Australia’s population needs to ensure we can deliver better connectivity to our regions and cities.

The Faster Rail plan is centred on delivering faster, more efficient and reliable journey times along strategic corridors that link our major cities and growing regional centres. It will help shape the future growth of our cities and regions; bring people, jobs and services closer together; provide a catalyst for greater investment in the regions; and, over time, help take pressure off Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The creation of this Agency and the accompanying CEO position provides a landmark opportunity for an experienced executive to lead the Australian Government’s commitment to fast rail networks.

The CEO role will be an exceptional opportunity for candidates with demonstrated experience in leadership of large government programs, business case development, strategic stakeholder management, and who have exceptional political and commercial acumen.

This role is an opportunity for someone who is visionary, a strategic thinker with demonstrable capabilities in financial management, people management, and fostering a high performance culture across the organisation.

To satisfy the demands of this role, candidates will need to have extensive experience at a senior executive level with proven ability to balance commercial and public policy objectives within a strategic and diverse environment.



Enquiries and requests for an information pack for this CEO role can be made to Matthew Smee – Principal Consultant—Hudson Global Resources in Canberra on 02 6229 1522 or email

Applications close on Monday, 23 September 2019.

Your application will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Matthew Smee, 02 6229 1522
Apply Address:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS37-Fri - 06 Sep 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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