WA bureaucrat Susan McCarrey to head rail safety body

Experienced transport policymaker Susan McCarrey will leave the Western Australian bureaucracy to head up the national rail safety regulator.

A senior transport bureaucrat from Western Australia has been named the head of the National Rail Safety Regulator.

Susan McCarrey, the deputy director-general of policy, planning and investment at WA’s Department of Transport, will take up the post overseeing urban passenger rail networks and interstate freight operations.

Federal Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Warren Truss says McCarrey won an international search due to her experience in the rail industry, government policy and regulatory reform.

“She will play a leading role in continuing the safety and productivity reforms achieved through co-operation between federal, state and territory governments,” he said.

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