VicRoads acting Chief Executive Peter Todd has announced he will depart the Victorian roads authority to commence an opportunity in the private sector.
According to a VicRoads news release, Transport for Victoria Deputy Secretary Kerry Thompson will step into the role while the recruitment process for a permanent CEO is underway.
Mr. Todd joined the organisation as Regional Director in 2012 and has taken up a number of leadership roles, including on the Executive Board as Deputy Chief Executive, and most recently acting CEO, following John Merritt’s departure at the end of 2017.
“I’ve had 30 fascinating years in government road infrastructure agencies in South Australia, Tasmania and here in Victoria and now is the right time to take my next professional step into the private sector,” Mr. Todd said in a news release on the VicRoads website.
Ms. Thompson, who commences the role on 3 March, has significant previous leadership experience, including as chief executive at Wyndham City Council and at the City of Maribyrnong.
She has also served as Chair of the Western Transport Alliance and as Director City Services and Assets at Melbourne City Council.
“From major infrastructure projects to road upgrades and maintenance on country roads, VicRoads is doing more road works than ever before,” Ms Thompson said in the news release.
“I’m particularly excited to be delivering these projects while also ensuring that VicRoads continues to provide the services that drivers rely on.”