New Chief Executive appointed to Sydney Metro

The New South Wales Government has appointed an experienced leader from the UK to head the Sydney Metro entity, which is responsible for delivering the city’s new metro rail.The New South Wales Government has appointed an experienced leader from the UK to head the Sydney Metro entity, which is responsible for delivering the city’s new metro rail.

State Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced that Jon Lamonte, currently serving as Chief Executive of Transport for Greater Manchester, has been appointed to the role.

“As the Chief Executive of Sydney Metro, Jon will be responsible for delivering a world-class metro railway service for customers,” Mr. Constance said.

“Jon’s experience leading customer-focused organisations in infrastructure delivery, and the management of complex multimodal transport systems run by private operators, makes him ideally suited to lead Sydney Metro.”

Mr. Constance welcomed Mr. Lamonte’s appointment to lead the agency – established in July – citing his significant experience in the rail and transport industries.

“As Chief Executive of Transport for Greater Manchester since 2013, Jon has been responsible for delivering the largest transport capital program outside of London, including expansion of the public transport network, smart ticketing solutions and a range of new interchanges,” Mr. Constance said.

“He was previously CEO of Tube Lines, a Private Public Partnership company responsible for the upgrading of three London tube lines.”

Before working in transport, Mr. Lamonte served in the Royal Air Force, attaining the rank of Vice-Air Marshal.

“During his military service, Jon was in charge of the largest RAF base in the UK with his responsibilities including operations, aircraft fleet and training, in addition to developing a 10 year capital investment program in equipment and infrastructure and leading strategic reviews of the Royal Navy,” Mr. Constance said.

Mr. Lamonte will commence in the role later this year.


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