Howard Collins OBE is a highly experienced Transport Executive who has spent more than 46 years working in the British and Australian transport industries.
In August 2023, Howard Collins was appointed to the position of Coordinator-General, Transport for New South Wales. As Coordinator-General, Howard is responsible for overseeing operations for all public transport, roads, and maritime services. Howard has previously held the positions of Chief Operations Officer, Greater Sydney, Chief Executive Sydney Trains and Chief Operating Officer, London Underground.
In addition to his role at Transport NSW, Howard is on the Boards of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), TrackSAFE Foundation, Transport Heritage New South Wales, and Sydney Metro.
During his long and distinguished career Howard has been involved in operations management, disaster recovery, operational planning, employee relations, business transformation and project portfolio management, including development of an integrated transport system with Transport for London and commissioning and opening of new railways.
In 2013, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his success as the Lead Director for the London Underground and London Rail for the 2012 Olympic Games and for services to Public Transport. Howard was also responsible for the restoration and recovery of the London Underground following the 2005 bombings. Howard was also previously a member of the British Transport Policy Authority.