Australian Rail Track Corporation appoints Mark Campbell as new CEO

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05 May 2020

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has welcomed Mr Mark Campbell as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Campbell joins ARTC from leading construction materials firm Holcim, where he was CEO of the company’s Australia and New Zealand divisions for eight years.

A civil engineer by trade, Mr Campbell brings more than 30 years of international experience in both light and heavy industrial fields, such as quarrying, minerals processing, coal mining, concrete manufacturing and logistics, including road, rail and shipping.

ARTC Chairman the Hon. Warren Truss AC said Mr Campbell will be based in ARTC’s head office in Adelaide but in light of current travel restrictions will initially work from ARTC’s Sydney office. Retiring CEO John Fullerton will support Mark’s transition into the role over coming weeks.

“Mark’s outstanding strategic and commercial acumen will help guide ARTC and the essential service we provide for our nation, including our vital role in continuing to move critical supplies to cities and regional towns across the country in response to COVID-19,” Mr Truss said.

“We look forward to Mark leading ARTC into an exciting future for Australia’s rail sector, which is set to play an increased role in the freight and transport industry over the next decade to help drive national productivity and the economic growth of the nation.

“The Coronavirus pandemic has really emphasised just how crucial our freight industry is to Australian families, businesses and the economy.

“On behalf of the ARTC Board, I would like to pay tribute to John for his outstanding career in the rail industry, which has spanned more than 40 years, including the past nine as head of ARTC. Unyielding in his efforts to promote the value of rail and transport supply chains to the national economy, John’s knowledge and guidance will be greatly missed, but we wish him every happiness in the future.”

Established in 1998, ARTC is one of the largest freight rail network operators in Australia, maintaining and operating 8,500km of the country’s rail network across NSW, Victoria, Queensland, WA and SA. Employing more than 1,600 people, ARTC manages the transit of around 450 trains every day and has a pipeline of more than $11 billion in transport infrastructure projects underway essential to Australia’s economy.

 

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