ARRB announces new chairman

Main Roads Western Australia General Manager Peter Woronzow has been announced as the new Chairman of the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB).

Mr. Woronzow takes over from former Roads and Maritime Services Chief Executive Peter Duncan AM, who has stepped down from the ARRB chairmanship and board of directors after nearly eight years – the last three and a half as chair.

According to an ARRB statment, Mr. Woronzow has more than 35 years’ experience in the transport industry, working with Main Roads Western Australia for the majority of that time.

“His extensive experience in procurement and management provides strong, strategic leadership in managing financial, corporate and commercial solutions,” the statement reads.

“He replaces Mr. Duncan, who led ARRB through a period of significant change and growth. That included the important move of its head office from Vermont South in eastern Melbourne, where the organisation had been housed for 50 years, to a new state-of-the-art facility in Port Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend precinct.”

As ARRB prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, Mr. Duncan said its greatest achievement was that the organisation is now more relevant than when it began.

“Probably the most satisfying thing leaving and handing over to Peter Woronzow is that ARRB’s in great shape,” Mr. Duncan said.

“It’s been my great pleasure to be involved and see the changes that we’ve gone through. ARRB is a sustainable organisation that’s looking forward, to fulfil and help shape Australia’s transport future.”

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