Queensland Rail’s Chief Executive Officer Nick Easy will leave the organisation, after being in the role for more than four years.
During that time, Easy has overseen the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry Recommendations, a successful Commonwealth Games, the integration of the New Generation Rollingstock to the South East Queensland network, and QR’s return to a full-service timetable.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey praised Easy for his dedication to the organisation.
“While Nick’s successor will have big shoes to fill, this is an exciting time for rail in the state,” he said. “With Cross River Rail only a few years away and $7.1 billion invested in the sector, I look forward to working closely with the incoming CEO on these transformational projects.”
Queensland Rail’s Chair, David Marchant, said he – and the Queensland Rail team – wished Mr Easy all the best for his future and expressed their heart-felt thanks and gratitude for his outstanding service.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Nick on his outstanding leadership and achievements. His warmth, objectivity and calm demeanour have been incredible assets in the development of a strong and cohesive leadership team,” he said.
“His guidance has set Queensland Rail up for an exciting future in achieving our vision of being a world-class rail operator for Queensland.”
Outgoing CEO Nick Easy said after much careful and considered deliberation in recent months, he had made the difficult decision to leave Queensland Rail to be closer to his family in Melbourne.
“I’d like to extend my thanks to the entire Queensland Rail team for working so incredibly hard day in, day out to transform Queensland Rail and ensure we deliver for our customers and stakeholders,” he said.