Queensland Rail has appointed an acting CEO following the resignation of Helen Gluer.
Ms Gluer will be replaced by Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Neil Scales, while recruitment takes place for a full-time CEO.
Mr Scales joined the Queensland Public Sector in March 2012 as CEO of TransLink where he was responsible for leadership of the public transport network across Queensland.
Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was the Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England.
In this role, he was responsible for around 200 million passenger journeys per year by train, bus, ferries and through the two Mersey Tunnels.