Our Executive Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team comprises our CEO and five Executive Directors who are responsible for the delivery of improvements in heavy vehicle safety, productivity and efficiency in line with the corporate objectives endorsed by our Board.

Executive Leadership Team

Sal Petroccitto - CEO

Sal became Chief Executive of the NHVR in May 2014, following a nationwide recruitment search.

Since taking up his position Sal has led significant transformational change across the NHVR, working to ensure the Regulator has the right operational focus and capability to fulfil its remit under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

He has overseen the transition towards a national heavy vehicle regulator that is delivering results for the heavy vehicle industry and has positioned the regulator to ensure it is agile and responsive to drivers and changes within the industry into the future.

Sal was previously the General Manager of the Roads, Rail and Ports System Management Division with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads where he was responsible for the development of key strategies and policies for the state's transport system and had overall coordination of the state's multi-modal freight policy agenda.

He led significant reform agendas on behalf of the department across the transport portfolios and built strong working relationships across the transport and logistics industry.

Sal has an extensive knowledge of transport policy and regulation and the operational challenges of the heavy vehicles industry, including roles as the Queensland representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia.

Sal has extensive experience across the private sector, state and local government, holding senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, transport planning, strategic planning and client service management.

Peter Caprioli - Executive Director, Network Access

As Executive Director of the Network Access operations team, Peter is responsible for the delivery of an efficient permit application process for heavy vehicle access to the road network. He and his team work closely with industry representatives from all heavy vehicle sectors, and state and local government road managers to deliver a cost-effective service to customers.

Peter has extensive experience in heavy vehicle regulatory matters and with the heavy vehicle industry. He has worked in senior government roles with the Queensland Department of Transport on heavy vehicle regulation, policy and legislative matters over many years and also has significant background in training, enforcement and education.

Geoff Casey - Executive Director, Productivity and Safety

Geoff Casey has an extensive background in regulatory policy, risk and safety management systems in safety critical industries. Although he has spent time in rail, mining and lecturing at university, primarily his background and experience has been in the aviation industry including as an airline pilot, in air traffic management, as a regulator and responsibility for operational safety, risk and investigations at Qantas.

As the Executive Director of Productivity and Safety at the NHVR, Geoff’s key responsibilities include the development and delivery of the National Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Strategy Frameworks. The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme, Fatigue Unit, Safety Promotion Training and Education, Vehicle Standards and Performance Based Standards also report through to him.

Raymond Hassall - Executive Director, Regulatory and Legal Services; Acting Executive Director, Business Services

Raymond Hassall has extensive experience within public administration and leading regulatory reform at the state and national levels in a range of policy areas.

Raymond’s experience includes legal and regulatory policy design, administrative review, strategic analysis, high-level stakeholder liaison and managing parliamentary and cabinet processes.

Tony Kursius - Executive Director, Regulatory Compliance

With over 20 years' experience at senior executive-level in regulatory and service delivery roles with the Queensland Government transport portfolio, Tony Kursius' expertise spans corporate human resource management, land transport (including registration and licensing), road safety, rail safety, road use management and transport compliance functions.

Tony has worked closely with other road transport authorities across the country in the years leading up to the establishment of the NHVR and has extensive knowledge and practical understanding of the strategic and operational challenges in achieving national regulatory reform.

Tanya McDonald - Executive Director, Strategy and Stakeholder Relations

Tanya McDonald is a seasoned strategy professional with a long career as a Senior Executive in the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments.

Tanya has significant experience in complex reforms across all levels of government including education, infrastructure, economic development and transport.