Stuart Ballingall  has been announced as the new executive general manager of Transport Certification Australia (TCA) and  will take up the position from 6 May.

Ballingall comes to TCA  from his role at  Transport Victoria where he was director of Future Vehicles and Transport Innovation. Prior to that he worked  for VicRoads and Austroads.

Ballingall brings  significant board and governance experience and has been involved with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) Board, the National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board, the national Land Transport Technologies Working Group and other national and international committees on vehicle and transport technologies.

TCA was acquired by Austroads Ltd –  the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies – last January. Austroads Ltd. is led by chief executive, Nick Koukoulas.

Koukoulas said in a period of ongoing national and international transport reform Ballingall’s proven experience in delivering complex technical programs in transport technologies, information systems, policy and regulatory reform was important.

“TCA’s mission is to provide assurance to governments, industry sectors and end-users in the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies,” he said.

“We trust Stuart will lead TCA in a way that is innovative, drives growth and supports the state and federal governments’ current and emerging transport needs,” said Koukoulas.

“We are looking to build on TCA’s strong reputation and excellent work through a refresh and revitalisation of the organisation.”