The Board of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has today announced the appointment of Mr Sal Petroccitto as Chief Executive, following a nationwide recruitment search.
Mr Petroccitto joins the NHVR from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, bringing extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation to this challenging role.
Mr Petroccitto is currently the Queensland Government representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia, and has built strong working relationships with industry and government across Australia’s rail, ports and freight industries.
It is expected that Mr Petroccitto will commence as NHVR CEO on 19 May 2014.
The Board wishes to thank the current Acting Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, Ms Melinda Bailey, for her leadership of the NHVR during the past few months.
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Biography: Mr Sal Petroccitto
Mr Petroccitto is currently the General Manager (Roads, Rail and Ports System Management) with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.
He has been responsible for the development of key strategic policies and strategy for the state's transport system and has overall coordination of the state's multi-modal freight policy agenda. He has worked closely with industry and stakeholders to deliver an efficient and effective transport system and improved supply chain outcomes.
Mr Petroccitto brings an extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation and is Queensland’s representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia.
He has built strong working relationship within the rail, ports and freight industry and led significant reform agendas on behalf of the department across the roads, rail and ports portfolios.
Mr Petroccitto has extensive experience across state and local government, holding senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, transport planning and strategic planning.
Mr Petroccitto holds qualifications in Management, the Built Environment and Urban and Regional Planning.