PTV chair quits

Public Transport Victoria chairman Ian Dobbs will not seek another term after June 30

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) chairman Ian Dobbs has handed in his notice and will not seek a second term.

PTV CEO Mark Wild says Dobbs worked tirelessly for the organisation and his vast experience and guidance would be missed.

"It's been a privilege to work for Ian as CEO and I have benefited hugely from his deep experience," he says.

"I wish him all the best for his future plans and look forward to working with the new chair when appointed."

Dobbs has worked in the public transport industry for 34 years, with extensive experience in both public and private sectors. He has run rail, tram and bus services in both the UK and Australia.

The chairman of Victoria's public transport authority’s term was due to expire on June 30.

Victorian premiere Daniel Andrews says Dobbs had worked hard to improve the public transport network in Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria.

"Ian Dobbs has advised me that he would not be seeking another term as chair of the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Board when his current term expires on June 30," he says.

"Ian has had a long and decorated career in public transport, both here and overseas.  As inaugural Chair and Chief Executive Officer of PTV, he was a strong advocate for better public transport for Victoria.

Dobbs has been instrumental in the eradication of level rail crossings, which exacerbate congestion in Melbourne’s suburbs.

"Ian’s work to build a better network will continue through Melbourne Metro Rail, the Level Crossing Removal Project and the array of other major public transport investments currently underway," Andrews says.

"On behalf of the government, I would like to thank Ian for his significant contribution to Victoria over many years and wish him all the best for the future."

An announcement on the new PTV chair is expected prior to June 30 this year.

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