Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson announced that Neil Scales OBE has accepted the offer to take up the appointment as the new Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Governor in Council last week approved to terminate the employment contract of Michael Caltabiano as Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads.
“Neil has been acting DG since October 2012 and showed outstanding leadership during the recent floods as the Department worked to re-open roads, re-build bridges and re-connect communities quickly,” Mr Emerson said.
“He understands that the task has only just begun to deliver a significant recovery and resilience program across Queensland.
“Neil will also lead the implementation of Newman Government reforms, including a better public transport network, safer licensing, and the delivery of road and transport projects across Queensland.”
Matt Longland will remain as the acting Deputy Director General of TransLink.