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Transit Systems announces new Torrens Transit managing director

Transit Systems has appointed a transport veteran to the leading role at South Australia’s Torrens Transit

Major Australian operator Transit Systems has confirmed that Adelaide born and bred Andrew Jenkinson has been appointed to the role of managing director at Torrens Transit as of July this year.

Transit Systems CEO Michael McGee says Jenkinson is a highly experienced senior executive, having spent more than 20 years leading large and diverse teams across organisations in regional, remote and metropolitan locations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

“Andrew has exceptional knowledge in operational leadership and customer facing roles, having spent most of his career managing contract-based logistics and supply chain services,” McGee says.

“He is committed to leading a safety-focused and service delivery work culture having also achieved ISO certifications, and that drive to service excellence is valuable to us.”

Jenkinson comes to Torrens Transit from Coates, where he held the position of Regional Manager of SA. Prior to that, he worked at Cleanaway after spending 32 years with TNT and CEVA Logistics (formerly TNT Logistics).

He will be responsible for leading the Torrens Transit team in South Australia and he believes safety, reliability and convenience are key to attracting people on public transport.

“I have always loved catching the Footy Express with Torrens Transit, it is such a convenient and valuable service to the community and it’s an enjoyable experience for the whole family,” Jenkinson says.

“I am a firm believer that public transport is most successful when it is safe, reliable and convenient, so I will be leveraging my experience and background in logistics to support the team in ensuring we continually improve how we consistently get people safely to where they need to be, when they need to be there.”

He will be replacing Sharon Brown, who joined Transit Systems in April 2000. McGee says Brown’s 34 years of experience in the bus industry have been invaluable.

“Sharon has been an asset to the business, especially her leadership through the pandemic,” McGee says.

“Her exceptional work ethic, passion and commitment will be missed but we wish her all the very best.”

Jenkinson says he will be starting the role with a focus on safety, team engagement, customer experience and service delivery excellence.

“I look forward to working closely with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) to deliver the very best services for the people of Adelaide,” he says.

“I am all about ensuring we are structured to be successful, supporting and developing our people, and being transparent with our goals and expectations in all aspects of our business; ultimately working together to deliver an exceptional service and experience for our customers.”

He added that the entire team, from depot crew to drivers, had been exceptionally welcoming.

“Our South Australian team are passionate and knowledgeable and I’m looking forward to working closely with them to continue delivering public transport to the community,” he says.

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