The Public Transport Association Australia New Zealand (PTAANZ) has announced Sue Chan will act in the role of Chief Executive Officer until further notice.
Chan has over 20 years of experience in the traffic and transport field, specialising in transport planning, strategy and policy.
Prior to joining PTAANZ, Chan was the Head of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Asia-Pacific for seven years.
In this role, Chan was accountable for leading business development, the business and annual work plans and membership engagement across the Asia-Pacific region.
Chan has also worked as the director of several transport and engineering consulting firms including Wilbur Smith Associates, where she led its Hong Kong and China operations.
The PTAANZ says Chan has strong connections with major transport operators, government authorities, international institutions and universities across the Asia-Pacific region.
“I am excited to bring lessons from Asia-Pacific, such as China’s world-leading zero emissions bus transition and Singapore’s advanced on-demand services to our members in Australia and New Zealand,” Chan says.
Chair of the PTAANZ Board Mark Streeting says Chan is well equipped to carry on the legacy of her predecessor in Michelle Batsas.
“Sue is an internationally renowned public transport leader with unrivalled industry connections that will bring invaluable insights to PTAANZ members.,” Streeting says.
“Under our former CEO, Michelle Batsas, the association has seen unprecedented growth and established itself as the premier peak public transport body in our region.
“Sue will continue that work and position Australian and New Zealand as world leaders in public transport.”