The new Chair of the V/Line Corporation Board has been announced.
Gabrielle Bell has been a Board Director at V/Line since July 2015 and will now take over from Jeroen Weimar as Chair.
Mr Weimar was recently appointed Deputy Secretary, Transport Operations, under the new Department of Transport structure, having been the Chief Executive Officer of Public Transport Victoria.
During his tenure, Mr Weimar oversaw continued performance improvements at a time of record patronage growth and huge capital investment in new rail infrastructure.
Ms Bell, working with the Chief Executive Officer, James Pinder, will continue to improve V/Line’s performance and make sure it continues to operate a safe, reliable and accessible network for all Victorians.
Ms Bell has experience working as a corporate lawyer in Australia and South-East Asia, and is currently serving on the boards of South East Water, VicSuper and InLife Independent Living.
During her career she has specialised in general corporate advisory, including corporate governance. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Bell’s appointment will continue until August 31, 2022.
Victorian Minister for Public Transport, Melissa Horne, said, “Gabrielle Bell’s appointment as Chair will allow V/Line to continue improving its performance and delivering better services for passengers.
“The V/Line network is growing faster than ever before – which is why we’re delivering a more punctual, reliable and accessible regional rail system for all Victorians.
“I want to thank Jeroen Weimar for his contribution as V/Line Board Chair and the significant improvements made to V/Line’s strategic direction during his tenure.”