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Andrew Harding, Aurizon`s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer, announced that his senior management team will support a new organizational structure effective July 1, 2017. The proposed structure, first announced by Harding in March, calls for Aurizon to move from a functional model to a business unit model developed in the company`s key areas – grid, coal, bulk and intermodal – as well as core support and planning functions. “Over the past few months, we`ve been working on the organizational design of the new structure and the introduction of systems and processes to ensure a smooth transition on July 1,” Harding said. “We have increased management levels and removed roles from the larger management group.” Ed McKeiver has been appointed Group Executive Coal. Ed is well known to our customers and employees as he has held a number of leadership positions at Aurizon over the past seven years, including four years of coal service delivery operations. “He has led our current role as a customer and strategy and his critical role is to support our coal customers so that he is well positioned to transform this part of our business.” Clay McDonald has been appointed group executive bulk. This includes our diversified bulk freight and iron ore businesses. Clay has been with Aurizon for nine years and has held a variety of leadership positions, including Vice President of Network Sales and Vice President of Network Operations. “I will also take the opportunity to integrate the business model to put more emphasis on regionalization and bring our employees closer to our operations and the customers we serve.

These include the senior management and leadership role of the coal group will be based in Mackay and the role of head of the bulk group in Perth. “As announced earlier this month, Michael Riches has been appointed as the new Group Director for Network. Michael is an experienced executive with extensive regulatory and legal experience in Australia. “Andy Jakab will continue to lead our other Intermodal business unit until the results of our previously announced cargo review are available.” Harding said current CFO Pam Bains will lead the finance and strategy team under the new structure, and current chief human resources officer Tina Thomas will lead the company`s new role, which includes human resources, security, legal, legal, brand and communications. risks, legal affairs and the Secretary General. He said current Aurizon director Mike Carter has been appointed to head the new Technical Services and Planning business unit. “Technical services and planning will provide key company-wide specialized services to other business units. This includes centralized management of key business assets such as rolling stock, real estate, information technology and operating technology,” Harding said.

Harding said the new business unit model will offer greater management responsibility in each of Aurizon`s product lines while maintaining the benefits of disciplined and efficient central support. “We need to evolve to best meet the needs of our customers and the market. The new business unit structure will improve customer service and help reduce costs and increase efficiency,” said Harding. Rail freight operator Aurizon has announced the appointment of Pam Bains as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following the imminent departure of Keith Neate. Chief Executive and Chief Executive Andrew Harding said Neate would soon leave his position by mutual agreement. “Keith has been with Aurizon for five years and has done a good job helping with the successful transformation work accomplished so far and developing the internal capabilities of the finance team,” said Harding. “However, I have a strong opinion on the work that needs to be done to further reform Aurizon, reduce costs and improve competitiveness and efficiency.” On behalf of the shareholders, I want to lead Aurizon into the next phase of growth and development and I believe Pam will be an asset to my management team in achieving this goal. Bains has been with Aurizon for six years and currently serves as Vice President of Network Finance. She has held leadership and finance positions around the world for the past 25 years. Bruce Rock Engineering (BRE), a WA-owned manufacturer of heavy road transport equipment, unveiled its latest 60m road at the opening of its new workshop in Perth. The BRE Super Quad road train is expected to provide profitability to the mining sector and help reduce heavy vehicle traffic and impact on state roads. The new Forrestfield facility is one acre and has a 2700 square foot workshop and 350 square feet of administrative office space.

All design, manufacturing and construction are done in-house. Jim Chown, Secretary to Western Australia`s Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Transport, praised the company`s ability to grow nationally while maintaining its manufacturing capacity in the state. “This new Forrestfield facility is strategically located in the heart of a transportation and logistics hub and on the highway in the north of this state and on the East Coast, strengthening our state`s ability to provide efficient costs and timelines,” he said. .

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