TAS CEO resigns

Metro Tasmania CEO Heather Haselgrove has resigned, to take effect in August

Metro Tasmania is on the look-out for a new Chief Executive Officer, after it was announced this week current CEO Heather Haselgrove has resigned.

Haselgrove’s resignation will take effect on August 8 and the search for a new CEO will commence immediately.

Haselgrove is proud of her achievements at Metro and says it had been a difficult decision to resign - but she felt the timing was right for her to pursue other interests and opportunities.

"I want to thank the board and managers and staff for their support over the past five years and wish them well for the future," she says.

Chairperson of Metro Tasmania Lynn Mason says Haselgrove has led Metro for five years, bringing to the company the benefit of her extensive experience in public transport.

She has been instrumental in implementing major changes to the company’s operations and culture, and has overseen the introduction of many important programs during her term as CEO.

"Under Heather Metro has seen the successful introduction of Greencard – a major initiative that helped lift passenger numbers and which was introduced without the problems experienced in other jurisdictions," says Mason.

"Perhaps one of the biggest changes under Heather has been initiating the transformation of the culture at Metro to a modern more customer-focused business.

"The Board thanks Ms Haselgrove for her work with Metro, and her commitment to the improvement of public transport in Tasmania. We all wish her well for the next stage of her life."

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