Photography by: courtesy Transdev Australasia

TRANSDEV AUSTRALASIA has appointed Loretta Lynch as its new Transdev Melbourne managing director, the company announced recently.

“Loretta joins Transdev Melbourne at an exciting time and is well qualified to build on recent business successes," said Transdev Australasia CEO Luke Agati.

Lynch will join Transdev from Australia’s largest rail-freight operator and top 50 ASX company Aurizon, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in international and domestic large-scale operations, managing people, contracts and finance across rail, public transport, construction and mining, Transdev states.

Previously, Lynch has held the positions of managing director and chief financial officer at G:Link, Keolis Downer’s Gold Coast light-rail operation. She will replace Ian Craig as he focuses on his role as chief officer, Bus Operations for Transdev Australasia.

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Transdev Australasia CEO Luke Agati welcomed Lynch to Transdev stating: "Loretta is a well-recognised and experienced leader in the public transport industry, with a unique combination of commercial and people leadership expertise and a strong track record of delivery of complex major projects and organisational targets.

"Loretta joins Transdev Melbourne at an exciting time and is well qualified to build on recent business successes.

"Under Ian’s leadership, Transdev’s Melbourne bus operation has delivered significant business improvements and a renewed focus on the things that matter: delivering a safe, reliable and clean service for our customers.

"Loretta is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held multiple corporate board positions; she is also a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs."

Lynch joined Transdev on 16 March.

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Transdev Australasia believes public transport plays an important part in how a city comes to life, it states. Its day-to-day work influences families, friends and future generations where they live, work and play, it explains.

In Australasia, the company has more than 5,800 people passionate about delivering more than 160 million customer journeys each year, it adds.

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