NSW RTA CEO resigns for new post

NSW RTA CEO Les Wielinga resigns to take up new post with Sydney Metro Authority

NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (NSW RTA) CEO Les Wielinga has resigned to take up a new position as head of the State Government’s new Sydney Metro Authority.

Minister for Roads Michael Daley says Wielinga, who was appointed CEO on July 11, 2006, has played a leading role in developing projects that deliver critical road infrastructure for the people of NSW.

"Mr Wielinga is a road engineer with more than 30 years’ experience who has spent his career building roads across the state since he joined the RTA at the age of 18," the Minister says.

"He has an excellent record of service and achievement having worked on many major projects including the Westlink M7, upgrades of the Pacific Highway and the delivery of the Lane Cove Tunnel.

"Mr Wielinga has been instrumental in the move to take Sydney’s motorways completely cashless, including the recent introduction of cashless tolling on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

"He’s also led the RTA in developing new ways to address the road toll which last year reached its lowest level since World War Two.

"I thank him for his professionalism and dedication and wish him well in his new role."

Daley says the RTA’s Director of Network Management, Michael Bushby, will take over as Acting CEO from February 16.

Bushby has extensive experience having worked at the RTA since 1998, but also before that in various other roles in engineering and road management.

"The Government will formally appoint a new CEO in the coming months," Daley says.

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