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Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development appoints new Commissioners for NTC

The NTC is pleased to announce that the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Honourable Warren Truss MP hasappointed new Commissioners to lead the NTC’s work on national transport reform.

The new board of Commissioners, who began their term on 1 January 2014[1]comprises:

  • Chair– David Anderson
  • Deputy Chair – Carolyn  Walsh
  • Commissioner – Nola Bransgrove OAM
  • Commissioner – Mike Mrdak
  • Commissioner – Norm McIlfatrick

NTC Chief Executive and fellow Commissioner, Paul Retter said that he looked forward to working with the new boardand utilising theirexpertise to advance the NTC’s work program.

“The new Commissioners will bring a wealth of expert industry knowledge and public sector experience from a state, national and international level.

“I am confident that we can work together with our stakeholders to bring about real and positive change for the Australian transport sector,” said Mr Retter.

The Commissioners have been appointed for a three year term.

It is planned that the new Commissioners will attend their first NTC Commission meeting in Melbourne in February.


Media contact: Eliza Murphy, Senior Communications Adviser, phone: (03) 9236 5052, email emurphy(at)ntc.gov.au


Notes to editors: The NTC is an independent statutory body charged with improving the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia’s road, rail and intermodal transport system.

NTC Board of Commissioners – Brief Biographies

David Anderson, Chair / Commissioner

David is an independent consultant on transport and infrastructure issues and projects to private companies, Australian transport jurisdictions and to the Prime Minister and senior Ministers of the Government of East Timor.

His past roles have included Chief Executive Officer of VicRoads, Independent Chair of the Performance Based Standards Review Panel, providing advice onthe development of East Timor Infrastructure Plan 2009-2020 as well as being an expert panelist on rail safety and heavy vehicle policy.

Carolyn Walsh,Deputy Chair / Commissioner

Carolyn is currently a Commissioner at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, and is a member of a number of NSW Government agency Audit and Risk Committees.  She also provides consultancy services in safety and risk management.

Her past roles with the NSW Government have included Chief Executive of the Independent Transport Safety and Reliability Regulator and Executive Director, Office of the Coordinator General of Rail. She has also held several positions within the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

Nola Bransgrove OAM, Commissioner


Nola is joint owner of Branstrans Pty Ltd, a transport company based in Gippsland, Victoria. She had an instrumental role in the development of the industry accreditation programTruckSafeand was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Transport and Logistics Industry and the Community in 2012.

She is also Chair of TDT Victoria and Women in Supply Chain. Her past roles include Municipal Councillor of Traralgon Shire, Commissioner of Latrobe Regional Commission, Trustee Director of Transport Industry Superannuation Fund, Councillor of Victorian Freight and Logistics Council and Director or Chair of a number of other representative organisations.

Mike Mrdak, Commissioner

Mike is currently Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

His past roles have included senior positions across this portfolio and within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Norm McIlfatrick,Commissioner

Norm is currently Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.

His past roles have included Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Development Board, Managing Director of Aurora Energy, as well as senior management roles with electricity utility Powercor Australia and the Hydro-Electric Commission in Tasmania.

[1] Chief Executive and Commissioner, Paul Retter began at NTC in July 2013


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