NEW BUS INDUSTRY CONFEDERATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WELCOMED

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy BIC, Busways + Fabian Cotter


FOLLOWING a recent announcement from Australia’s Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) naming Roz Chivers as its new executive director, the NHVR has welcomed the appointment and offered congratulations to her, recently.

NEW BUS INDUSTRY CONFEDERATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WELCOMED
Newly appointed executive director of the national Bus Industry Confederation, Roz Chivers, says she is looking forward to the task of getting to know the bus industry.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says Ms Chivers’ knowledge of national policy and her track record in collaboration between industry and government would be welcomed in the heavy vehicle industry.

"Buses make up a significant section of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet and I look forward to working with Roz and chair Wayne Patch to continue to support the vital role they play in both safety and productivity on our roads," Petroccitto said.

"Both private and government sector bus companies are also supported by extensive supply chains, and BIC has been an important advocate on behalf of the sector since the Heavy Vehicle National Law was introduced almost a decade ago.

"On behalf of the NHVR I congratulate Roz on her appointment."

Petroccitto also acknowledges the hard work of the BIC staff and board throughout the past year while undertaking a search for a new executive director.

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SETTLING IN

Speaking to ABC magazine recently, new BIC executive director Roz Chivers said: "I am delighted to be changing gears from local government issues to looking at the 'moving people' issues that affect the bus and coach industry."

"I am looking forward to the task of getting to know the bus industry."

"I am sure with the team already in place at the BIC and talking to BIC members in the next few weeks, I will be up to speed with the 'bussie-talk' in no time at all," Chivers stated.

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VIEW FROM CANBERRA

On 2 August, 2021, the BIC expanded its team with the appointment of a new ED Roz Chivers.

As BIC highlights, Chivers brings a strong knowledge-base to the BIC with, "... vast experience in policy and advocacy."

"Roz has previously worked for the Australian Local Government Association, the Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW), and the ACT Government on a range of major projects in policy and program development and implementation," it states.

"Roz comes to the BIC with an enthusiasm for public transport. She has always been an advocate for PT and was a project lead on various initiatives such as the development of the Belconnen-to-City Busway project and a range of behaviour-change projects to encourage people to use public or sustainable transport as part of their daily commute."

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BULLET POINTS

As stated in the latest BIC bulletin newsletter,  Chivers was most recently employed as the deputy chief executive and executive director - Policy and Advocacy at the Australian Local Government Association based in Canberra. She also has an extensive background in both the public and private sectors in NSW and the ACT in areas closely aligned to the BIC agenda.

The BIC notes Chivers' background and enthusiasm for passenger transport as evidenced by her past workplace experience in leading:

  • the transport planning team for the ACT Government at the time when the government shifted its focus to sustainable transport;
  • the development of the Belconnen-to-City Busway project and a range of behaviour-change projects to encourage people to use public or sustainable transport as part of their daily commute - including a ‘walking school bus’ project; plus
  • various initiatives with regional bus operators on projects to tempt regional commuters to use buses rather than cars on their daily commute to Canberra.

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