WA Department of Transport formally appoints Director General

WA Department of Transport appoints new Director General
Image courtesy of WA Main Roads.

Peter Woronzow has been appointed the role of Director General of the Department of Transport for Western Australia, after acting in the role since 2020.

Woronzow will also concurrently hold the roles of Commissioner of Main Roads WA and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Authority.

Woronzow has been the Acting Director General of Transport since March 2020, taking responsibility for setting the strategic direction of transport and transport infrastructure development in WA.

Woronzow’s career spans more than 40 years in the transport sector, having joined Main Roads WA in July 1980 and remaining with the agency until March 2020, serving as Managing Director from July 2016.

He served as Executive Director Finance and Commercial Services from 2004 to 2016 and has also occupied several other commercial, legal and supply chain related roles.

His key contributions as Acting Director General of Transport include maintaining continuity of essential services across the Transport Portfolio through the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing the Office of Major Transport Infrastructure Delivery, fast tracking 11 major road projects worth $2.7 billion, and providing significant employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal people in transport projects.

Woronzow has also contributed to the completion of the Matagarup Bridge, delivery of the State’s first Smart Freeway and establishment of the State’s Road Network Operations Centre.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said she was pleased to confirm Peter Woronzow as the new Director General of Transport.

“Peter has vast experience in the sector and has played a key role in the transformation of the WA transport landscape over the past 40 years,” Saffioti said.

“Peter has a deep understanding of what is required for the effective development of WA’s transport infrastructure, ensuring we continue to grow our economy whilst delivering world class facilities and services.”

“Peter brings a strong sense of community to this key strategic role.”



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