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Sue McCarrey to depart ONRSR

Sue McCarrey to depart ONRSR.
Sue McCarrey, image courtesy of ONRSR.

Sue McCarrey will depart her role as Chief and National Rail Safety Regulator for the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) at the end of the year.

McCarrey joined the ONRSR in December 2014 and oversaw the full nationalisation of rail safety regulation in Australia. Under her tenure, ONRSR has also honed its risk-based model and developed a national work program driving consistent and effective regulation of Australia’s many and varied rail networks and operations.

McCarrey also supervised the implementation of the world’s first heavy-haul, long distance autonomous rail operation in the Pilbara and the advent of driverless passenger trains in metropolitan Sydney. McCarrey was also integral in driving ongoing reform of the Rail Safety National Law.

McCarrey said taking on the role had been one of the highlights of her career.

“My time at ONRSR has been such a privilege and it is a job I can honestly say I have not only enjoyed but that has been incredibly rewarding,” she said.

“Creating a truly national organisation with a positive and professional reputation has been a huge team effort and it has been a team I’m honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead.” 

McCarrey will formally finish with ONRSR on December 30 at which point Chief Operating Officer, Peter Doggett will take on the role of Acting Chief Executive and National Rail Safety Regulator while a national and international recruitment process is undertaken.



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