Sal became Chief Executive of the NHVR in May 2014, following a nationwide recruitment search.
Since taking up his position Sal has led significant transformational change across the NHVR, working to ensure the Regulator has the right operational focus and capability to fulfil its remit under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
He has overseen the transition towards the one regulator one rulebook ethos that is delivering results for the heavy vehicle industry and positioned the regulator to ensure it is agile and responsive to drivers and changes within the industry into the future.
Sal was previously the General Manager of the Roads, Rail and Ports System Management Division with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads where he was responsible for the development of key strategies and policies for the state’s transport system and had overall coordination of the state’s multi-modal freight policy agenda.
He led significant reform agendas on behalf of the department across the transport portfolios and built strong working relationships across the transport and logistics industry.
Sal has an extensive knowledge of transport policy and regulation and the operational challenges of the heavy vehicles industry, including roles as the Queensland representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia.
Sal has extensive experience across the private sector, state and local government, holding senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, transport planning, strategic planning and client service management.