The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has announced that Pacific National Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Paul Scurrah has joined the ARA Board as a General Director.
Scurrah’s previous experience includes more than 20 years in transport, logistics, travel, and aviation, working at companies such as Virgin Australia, Queensland Rail and port and supply chain operator DP World Australia. He has also held senior leadership roles at Ansett, AWH and Australia Post and is a director of the Gold Coast Suns AFL team.
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ARA Chair Danny Broad said the appointment will support the association’s efforts to address moving more freight on rail, improving productivity, interoperability and network resilience as well as addressing skills shortages are high on the agenda for both government and industry.
“I am absolutely delighted that someone with Paul’s experience and passion for transport and freight has accepted our invitation to join the ARA Board and I look forward to working with him to advocate for greater use of rail freight across Australia and New Zealand,” Broad said.
Scurrah said he was pleased to have the opportunity to work with the ARA board.
“I am passionate about getting freight back on track in Australia. Rail is at the heart of our economic and social development and plays an essential role in the national supply chain for communities across the country,” Scurrah said.
Scurrah will attend his first Board meeting in June 2023.