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Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Rachel Johnson

22 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Rachel JohnsonWith 17 years executive management experience, Rachel Johnson has worked extensively within the freight industry building towards efficient and productive logistics solutions.  Ms Johnson was appointed the Deputy Director General of the Freight and Regional Development Transport for NSW in 2011, and we recently spoke to her about her major career achievements.

Her experience and broad knowledge of the Australian logistics and infrastructure sector were the founding stones for the establishment of the Freight and Regional Development Division of Transport for NSW. Ms Johnson leads the Division in championing the needs of the NSW freight sector and ensuring that the freight system supports the efficient movements of goods right across NSW.

Under this department, Ms Johnson integrates freight programs and strategies to meet the needs of the NSW economy, with a particular focus on regional centres. Ms Johnson helped to deliver the NSW Freights and Ports Strategy which she discusses aims to “provide a transport network that allows the efficient flow of goods to their market.”

Prior to this, Ms Johnson has held senior executive positions with Patrick Corporation, Pacific National, Linfox, GrainCorp and the Westlink M7 Motorway which gave her wide ranging experience on the development and operation of transport infrastructure.

Ms Johnson has an array of prestigious qualifications including a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Aeronautical Engineering, participated in the Advanced Management Program INSEAD, and was a Graduate at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Couple this with extensive experience in providing logistics solutions to industry customers, and expertise in stevedoring, port management and development of port facilities and rail freight terminals, there is no better suited candidate to speak on the NSW Freights and Ports Strategy.

If you’d like to hear more from Ms Johnson, she will be speaking at the NSW Transport Infrastructure Summit on the 8th of August. Her presentation will focus on the development of the NSW Freights and Ports Strategy, its economic benefits to NSW, and ways of dealing with the increasing demand of internet freight delivery.

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