Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) has announced the appointment of Luke C. Anderson as Chief Executive Officer, effective 2 October, 2017.
“His vision for the customer-centric railroad will only strengthen GWA’s existing reputation for outstanding service and help us accelerate our growth in the opportunity-rich Australian environment.”
Mr. Anderson was previously Chief Financial Officer of Australian mining company OZ Minerals Limited (ASX:OZL) since 2015 and, prior to that, was Chief Executive Officer and President of Unimin Corporation, one of North America’s largest industrial minerals and mining concerns. He brings more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, corporate development, financial management and sales and marketing roles within major international resource companies.
“With two decades as a successful leader in the global mining industry, Luke has the ideal background to lead GWA,” said Jack Hellmann, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), which owns GWA in a 51% - 49% partnership with fund manager Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). “His vision for the customer-centric railroad will only strengthen GWA’s existing reputation for outstanding service and help us accelerate our growth in the opportunity-rich Australian environment.” Anderson succeeds David Brown, G&W’s Chief Operating Officer who has served as interim GWA Managing Director since last December, when GWA acquired Glencore’s Hunter Valley rail business for AUS$1.14 billion and issued a 48.9% equity stake to MIRA.
GWA is Australia’s third-largest rail service provider, with approximately 600 employees, 100 locomotives and 2300 wagons, and manages 3700 km of track, including the 2200-km Tarcoola-to-Darwin line.
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