Victoria Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder
New CEO For V/Line
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder today announced the appointment of Theo Taifalos as the new CEO of V/Line.
Mr. Taifalos has wide experience in the energy and railway sectors, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Queensland Rail.
“Mr. Taifalos brings with him a strong commitment to passengers and safe operations.” Mr. Mulder said.
“Under his leadership, customer satisfaction with Queensland Rail increased significantly, underpinned by a focus on customer service and improving operational performance.”
“V/Line has grown rapidly in recent years. V/Line carried a record 15.5 Million train and coach passengers in the past financial year.”
Mr. Taifalos will commence as CEO with V/Line on 20 May this year.
Mr. Mulder said the Coalition Government valued the vital role of V/Line in linking Victorian communities.
Mr. Taifalos said he was looking forward to leading V/Line into an exciting era with the introduction of myki, the Regional Rail Link Project and the delivery of 40 new VLocity railcars.
“With 1,450 dedicated people in the V/Line team, we have a great opportunity to further enhance our service to the people of Victoria through an even stronger focus on customer service.” Mr. Taifalos said.
Mr. Mulder thanked Ross Pedley for his dedicated and professional approach during his seven months as Acting CEO of V/Line.
Mr. Pedley will resume his role as V/Line’s General Manager, Corporate & Finance.