Our commitment to creating long-term value for our customers, communities and government partners in North America has resulted in a track of record of success and strong growth across the Greater Washington, DC region and into Quebec. Building on this success, and following the retirement of North American board member Rodney Slater last year, we are pleased to establish a North American Advisory Board to support future opportunities in this market.
The establishment of the Advisory Board, announced today by Transurban Chairman Lindsay Maxsted, ensures that we can capture the best of what industry professionals have to offer – including the wisdom, deep experience and relationships in North America to further our strategic priorities.
We are pleased to welcome the first two inaugural members of the North American Advisory Board:
- Adrian Chapman, President and CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas, as well as President of U.S. Utilities for Washington Gas’s parent company AltaGas Ltd. He brings nearly 40 years of leadership experience in the energy sector and oversees all activities of the natural gas utility.
- Matt Rose, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of BNSF Railroad Company (Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC) – a freight rail system and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. He dedicated over 26-years to BNSF and helped guide the acquisition of BNSF by Berkshire Hathaway 2009.
Both members bring decades of organisational, political and practical expertise in the transportation, utility and finance sectors needed to navigate a steady, forward-thinking agenda in North America. In addition, we are also looking to appoint a Quebec-based representative shortly.
The Advisory Board will comprise of three advisory members in addition to the President of Transurban North America and will facilitate consistent engagement and collaboration with our CEO, Chairman and Board of Directors. The Advisory members are selected by Transurban’s Board of Directors to serve in an advisory capacity – providing strategic insights to advance key business priorities – for a fixed three-year term.