The national peak body for the bus industry, the Bus Industry Confederation or BIC, has appointed, Roz Chivers as its  new executive director

Roz Chivers comes to the job after three years as deputy chief executive at the Australian Local Government Association.

“All on board!! It is the second week of my new job as chief conductor at the Bus Industry Confederation, representing the interests of bus and coach operators, manufacturers and parts and service suppliers,” said Chivers on her Linked In page.

“I never realised what a significant role buses and coaches played moving people on a daily basis. They are Australia’s most important mode of public transport, providing an alternate travel choice to the car, helping to bust congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote social inclusion,” she added.

“The industry employee 85,000 people in Australia. Bus manufacturing contributes $5billion to the economy each year and another $1.5billion in supplies and services to keep the buses operational, and thanks to the BIC Council and Secretariat for such a warm welcome,” Ms Chivers concluded,

The NHVR also welcomed Roz Chivers’ appointment, with NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto saying  her knowledge of national policy and her track record in collaboration between industry and government would be welcomed in the heavy vehicle industry.

“Buses make up a significant section of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet and I look forward to working with Roz and chair Wayne Patch to continue to support the vital role they play in both safety and productivity on our roads,” Sal Petroccitto said.

“Both private and government sector bus companies are also supported by extensive supply chains, and BIC has been an important advocate on behalf of the sector since the Heavy Vehicle National Law was introduced almost a decade ago.

“On behalf of the NHVR I congratulate Roz on her appointment.”

Sal Petroccitto also acknowledged the hard work of the BIC staff and Board over the past year while undertaking a search for a new executive director.