Matt Longland

Chief Executive at Sydney Trains
Matt Longland

Matt was appointed as the Chief Executive of Sydney Trains in June 2021. In this role, Matt has accountability for more than 11,000 staff in the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient passenger rail services across Australis’s largest city, as well as the management and maintenance of rolling stock, stations and rail network infrastructure. At Sydney Trains, Matt is focussed on leading the recovery from COVID impacts, while delivering a significant program of new investment – with a stronger focus on technology, integrated planning and resilient service delivery. Matt has more than 20 years’ experience working in the transport sector, in various roles across strategy, planning, capital investment programming, and project and service delivery. Most recently, Matt was the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland, where he was accountable for the delivery of passenger transport services across all modes in Queensland as the head of TransLink. Matt has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning and has completed an Executive Master of Business Administration at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Outside of work, Matt is a keen runner and currently training for his fifth marathon.

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