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Austroads appoints new Chair

Commissioner for Infrastructure for the Northern Territory, Louise McCormick, has assumed the position of Chair of the Austroads Board.

The historic appointment follows the retirement of Neil Scales in June, making McCormick the first woman to lead the Austroads Board.

Boasting a distinguished career spanning over two decades in both public and private sectors, McCormick has established her reputation as a respected Executive Engineer, Chartered Fellow and Senior Civil/Structural Engineer.

According to Austroads, her commitment and expertise were evident during her three-year tenure as Deputy Chair on the Austroads Board.

Austroads Chief Executive, Geoff Allan, warmly welcomed McCormick to her new role, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to the Australasian transport industry.

“Louise’s remarkable career and her impactful service on the Austroads Board make her a natural fit for the position of Chair,” he said.

“Her achievements, including the prestigious John Shaw Medal, reflect her unwavering commitment to advancing Australia’s roads and her exemplary leadership in the field.”

McCormick’s professional accomplishments extend beyond her recent appointment, earning her accolades such as the Young Professional Engineer of the Year for the Northern Territory in 2007 and the winner of the 2010 Northern Territory Telstra Business Women’s Award for Innovation.

Notably, she is only the second woman to receive the John Shaw Medal.

“With proven experience managing some of the Northern Territory’s largest transport infrastructure projects, Louise has a demonstrated drive to innovate and problem solve in order to keep essential transport networks running in the face of unexpected challenges,” Allan said.

“As the Chair of the Austroads Board, Louise will provide clear strategic direction, leveraging her wealth of experience to guide the organisation.

“I am looking forward to working alongside Louise and benefiting from her unparalleled guidance and leadership.”

In other news, the QuayLink Project at the Port of Devonport represents the largest investment in port infrastructure in Tasmania in more than a quarter of a century.

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