Transdev Australiasia has announced the appointment of a new CEO to replace René Lalande, who will step down from the role in the first quarter of 2019.
Luke Agati will join Transdev from REMONDIS Australia – a subsidiary of Transdev Group shareholder RETHMANN Group – where he has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since August 2005.
Mr Agati has over 30 years’ commercial experience in CEO and CFO positions, having worked with companies including TNT Australia, TNT Italy, Ansett Transport Industries, and ExxonMobil previously.
Founded in 1997, Transdev Australasia is the largest provider of multimodal public transport services across seven cities, delivering 150 million customer journeys every year.
Mr Lalande has held the position of Transdev Australiasia CEO since late 2016.
CEO of Transdev Group International, Bruno Charrade, said, “We are grateful for the significant contribution René Lalande has made to Transdev, and are delighted to appoint Luke Agati – a proven leader with a track record of accomplishment in growing companies,” Mr Charrade said.
Mr Agati said he is looking forward to joining the multi-modal public transport company.
“Transdev is a forward-looking company that’s well positioned to capitalise on the opportunities in the market, to grow value for its shareholders, clients and customers,” he said.
“It has been my great privilege to lead our team of 5,-800 Journey Makers in Australia and New Zealand, who genuinely make the cities in which we operate better places to live and work,” Mr Lalande said.