Getting to know our Regional team is quite the journey!

Just three weeks into the role, our incoming acting Deputy Secretary of Regional Matt Fuller has hit the ground running – already clocking more than 3,000 kilometres travelling to each corner of the State as part of his introduction to his new portfolio.

Matt’s initial focus is firmly set on getting to know his team and establishing strong working relationships within Regional and with other divisions. He is also keen to better understand the needs of our Regional customers and build solid relationships with Government and industry stakeholders in these initial few months.

With this in mind, Matt’s Regional fact finding mission started with a trip to the Hunter and a visit to the Newcastle Interchange, the newly opened light rail and a drop in to the Hamilton Bus Depot. There he saw the region’s first automated passenger bus which had just arrived from Europe.

Then to Maitland to visit our Remote Customer Service Unit, meet the local station team and catch up with the John Holland Country Rail Network Control Centre team in Mayfield.

Next stop was Dubbo in Western NSW where Matt and acting Chief Executive NSW Trains Peter Allaway met with the local member, engaged with the council and attended two Regional Rail Project industry briefing sessions, one of which was focused on Aboriginal businesses and community.

From Dubbo, Matt dropped into Parkes to spend time with the NSW TrainLink leadership group and the RMS Western region teams before heading to Wollongong, Wagga and Tweed to meet his teams based there.

“I am really starting to get a sense of the enormous breadth of work we do in the regional space, and the passion and dedication of our people,” Matt said.

“There is a genuine interest in putting forward ideas on how we can work better together across our portfolio to do more for our customers and the community, and I feel really enthused by that.”

Matt has no plans to slow down his travel schedule any time soon. He wants to keep meeting as many of his team as possible in coming weeks and months, to learn even more about the work they do and to identify opportunities for growth, collaboration, improvement and celebration.

Just three weeks into the role, our incoming acting Deputy Secretary of Regional Matt Fuller has hit the ground running – already clocking more than 3,000 kilometres travelling to each corner of the State as part of his introduction to his new portfolio.

Matt’s initial focus is firmly set on getting to know his team and establishing strong working relationships within Regional and with other divisions. He is also keen to better understand the needs of our Regional customers and build solid relationships with Government and industry stakeholders in these initial few months.

With this in mind, Matt’s Regional fact finding mission started with a trip to the Hunter and a visit to the Newcastle Interchange, the newly opened light rail and a drop in to the Hamilton Bus Depot. There he saw the region’s first automated passenger bus which had just arrived from Europe.

Then to Maitland to visit our Remote Customer Service Unit, meet the local station team and catch up with the John Holland Country Rail Network Control Centre team in Mayfield.

Next stop was Dubbo in Western NSW where Matt and acting Chief Executive NSW Trains Peter Allaway met with the local member, engaged with the council and attended two Regional Rail Project industry briefing sessions, one of which was focused on Aboriginal businesses and community.

From Dubbo, Matt dropped into Parkes to spend time with the NSW TrainLink leadership group and the RMS Western region teams before heading to Wollongong, Wagga and Tweed to meet his teams based there.

“I am really starting to get a sense of the enormous breadth of work we do in the regional space, and the passion and dedication of our people,” Matt said.

“There is a genuine interest in putting forward ideas on how we can work better together across our portfolio to do more for our customers and the community, and I feel really enthused by that.”

Matt has no plans to slow down his travel schedule any time soon. He wants to keep meeting as many of his team as possible in coming weeks and months, to learn even more about the work they do and to identify opportunities for growth, collaboration, improvement and celebration.