Gillian has over 30 years’ public experience in national, state, and local government organisations leading people-centred reform to deliver an efficient, safe and integrated transport system.
After leading the reform of Victoria’s transport agencies into a central and integrated department through the creation of Transport for Victoria, Gillian joined the NTC to lead the introduction of automated vehicles, improvements to heavy vehicle laws and increasing the role of rail in a more connected land transport system through interoperability. The NTC is focused on the harmonisation of road, rail and intermodal transport systems to enable Australia to be more connected, productive, and able to capitalise on innovation and local manufacturing opportunities.
Gillian is a member of Chief Executive Women and was instrumental in establishing the National Women in Transport network, a partnership between the NTC, Infrastructure Australia and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication and the Arts.
Gillian has held Deputy Secretary roles in Transport & Community Development; she was the CEO at the City of Greater Geelong and the Head of Strategy and Performance at the Transport Accident Commission. With strong interest in governance and risk management Gillian chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Committee as part of her Board duties at Roads Australia. and sits on both the Risk & Audit and the Remuneration Committees as part of her Board duties at the Gordon TAFE.