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Leadership Team

TasRail's Leadership Team have oversight of, and responsibility for, all key areas of the business

Steven Dietrich - Chief Executive Officer

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Appointed in mid-2018 as CEO, Steven Dietrich is reshaping TasRail into one of Tasmania’s largest logistics businesses and the supply chain partner of choice for the State’s heavy industries.

 Steven has almost three decades of hands-on experience with logistics and infrastructure companies at a State and National level, and specific industry experience in shipping, road transport, freight rail, warehousing, and manufacturing.  As a commercial and finance professional, and previously TasRail’s Chief Financial Officer, Steven played a key role in the successful acquisition of $130m of new rollingstock for TasRail and securing and managing major infrastructure funding from the Australian and Tasmanian government for the State’s railway network.

Stephen Kerrison - Chief Operating Officer

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Freight Services

Freight Services provides safe, reliable and sustainable rail freight and logistics services, and operates TasRail’s terminals. It is also responsible for operating the rollingstock fleet, safe and authorised access to the network and the storage and shiploading of bulk minerals.

Asset Management

Asset Management maintains the rail network and infrastructure such as level crossings, bridges, culverts and tunnels. It also maintains the rollingstock fleet, bulk storage assets including the Burnie Shiploader, and state-wide facilities. Asset management is also responsible for vegetation management activities on TasRail’s vast rail land corridors.

Business Improvement

The Chief Operating Officer is also responsible for oversight of the Infrastructure Investment Program and Capital Projects. The role also maintains a strong focus on cost control and business improvement.

Safety, Health and Environment (SHE)

TasRail’s dedicated SHE team of specialists supports all operational areas with a particular focus on continuous improvement in TasRail’s safety culture, risk management and effective management of the environment in which the Company operates.

Karen van der Aa - Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

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Corporate Services

Corporate Services is responsible for financial reporting, auditing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, procurement, IT, business systems and property management. This team is also responsible for Board administration and business performance reporting.

Neale Tomlin - Manager, Corporate Relations and Strategic Development

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Corporate Relations and Strategic Development

 Corporate Relations and Strategic Development Is focused on TasRail’s strategic development opportunities. It also manages government, stakeholder and community relations including media, online presence, publications, and marketing and communications.

 

Vanessa Sullivan - Manager, Customer Service and Business Development

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Customer Service and Business Development

Customer Service and Business Development unite to ensure streamlined service for customers and Tasmanian industry from their first point of contact with TasRail through to booking their freight on rail. The team manages the functions of business development, customer account management, customer communications, market analysis, logistics design and planning and importantly customer service delivery.

 

Erin Mollison - Manager, People and Culture

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People and Culture

People and Culture is focused on building a values-based culture and growing organisational capability through inclusion, diversity and collaboration. The team manages and implements human resource policy including; remuneration and reward, industrial relations, training and development and performance management.