We’re TAHE, the Transport Asset Holding Entity of New South Wales
As a State Owned Corporation and custodian of the expansive NSW rail network, our role is to deliver long-term sustainable returns to fulfil commitments to our customers, the community and the people of NSW.
Protecting and growing generations of community investment
NSW has a significant portfolio of transport assets, including train stations, retail spaces, rail track, signals, power systems, significant land holding around stations and much more.
Every year, millions of people in metropolitan and regional NSW rely on our public transport network to keep them moving safely and efficiently.
TAHE was established to manage these assets and to deliver long-term sustainable returns for our customers and the community, while also enhancing our transport system’s connectivity, reliability and safety.
TAHE brings together a dedicated team with the appropriate expertise to manage, maintain and enhance the state’s transport assets. We are responsible for unlocking the untapped value and potential within our assets across metro and regional areas for the benefit of the community. Have a look at our business and map of assets across NSW.
Looking to the future
TAHE is helping to make NSW a better place to live, work and play by supporting outstanding public transport journeys every day.
Our assets have been serving the community for over 100 years. At TAHE, we have our eyes firmly on the future to make sure our transport network and its assets continue to serve and support the NSW community for many years to come.
How our customers use public transport has changed. Today, we are a far more mobile society and our customer’s needs and demands have evolved.
Today, public transport users might change between two or three modes of transport on their commute, while also purchasing a coffee, visiting a healthcare centre or doing some shopping when they depart of arrive at their station or transport hub.
Our transport assets need to respond to this change in order to address the community’s evolving needs and expectations of public transport travel.
We are doing this by building connections
We partner with government and the private sector to find innovative and sustainable ways to optimise transport assets for the people of NSW.
The establishment of TAHE allows us to take a more commercial approach to managing our asset base, to create vibrant communities, exciting destinations and better experiences across NSW. Our people use their expertise to deliver both social and economic outcomes.
TAHE is committed to being an agile and responsive organisation, transforming as necessary to make sure we’re well positioned for the future. We strive to create value for our stakeholders, a great experience for our customers and opportunities for our people.
TAHE’s approach to doing this rests on five strategic priorities, have a look at our strategy.
TAHE’s Board of Directors set our overall strategy and direction. Powers, functions, responsibilities and membership details of the Board are outlined in the Board Charter. All TAHE staff and Board members are obligated to comply with the TAHE Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Bruce has extensive business experience as a non-executive Director including water, energy and transport fuel industries and from his executive career with specific experience in the financial services, energy and mining sectors, leading some of Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ (PwC) most significant clients in Australia and internationally. Bruce is Chair of Sydney Water Corporation and Deputy Chair of the European Australian Business Council and a Director of Origin Energy and Redkite and a former Director of Caltex. Bruce is an Adjunct Professor of the University of NSW.
Anne has over 35 years’ business experience in finance, accounting, governance and risk management. Anne is the Chair of Water NSW and is a non- executive director of St Vincent’s Heath and ASX-listed Link Holdings.
Trevor is an experienced non-executive director and chair, having served on public and private company boards in Australia and Asia for over 20 years. Trevor is the Chair of Senex Energy Ltd and a non- executive director of Sydney Water Corporation.
Rob leads more than 25,000 people dedicated to making NSW a better place to live, work and visit by connecting people and communities. Rob has held CEO and senior executive roles where he achieved a strong record of success in customer, commercial, operational and multi-market environments, gaining a unique blend of experience across specialist industries in the transport, professional services and technology sectors.
Chief Executive Officer
Benedicte brings over 20 years’ experience in leadership and investment roles in Europe and Australia in operations and asset management in the infrastructure sector. She is passionate about delivering and operating projects that improve the life of communities and leaving a long lasting legacy.
Benedicte was previously the Senior Investment Director at global investment group Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Her responsibilities include investment and asset management for an infrastructure portfolio in Australia and New Zealand, to the value of around $5 billion AUD. She represented CDPQ on Boards including the Port of Brisbane, Plenary Group Holding, and a portfolio of PPP assets (greenfield and brownfield) in NSW, including the new automated Sydney Metro. She also sits on several board committees for risk, remuneration, health and safety, capital structure.
Prior to joining CDPQ, Benedicte was the CEO of Keolis Downer, a leading public transport operator in Australia (Yarra Trams, Gold Coast Light Rail) and General Counsel at Aquasure, the company responsible for the finance, design, construction and operation of Australia’s largest desalination plant in Victoria under a PPP model.
Benedicte made Australia her home in 2007 after leaving France where she was a co-founding partner of the law firm De Gaulle Fleurance since 2001.
She is the President of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Board member of the Sydney Community Foundation and Be Kind Sydney.
Benedicte is focussed on working with the Board, stakeholders and the team to strategically manage TAHE's assets, unlocking our potential in NSW and driving reinvestment in the network and surrounding precincts.
Safety and environment
All of our activities are conducted in a safe and reliable manner while ensuring legislative and regulatory compliance. TAHE is committed to contributing to environmental sustainability to benefit the people of NSW.
All rail safety and maintenance decisions are subject to the same rigorous safety standards as before, including oversight from the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator. The establishment of TAHE has further strengthened NSW’s transport safety arrangements by providing another layer of governance with legislated obligations to assure that NSW rail assets and infrastructure are safe, reliable and fit-for-purpose. Have a look at our operating model to see how we do this.
Right to Information (GIPA Act) Requests
TAHE is committed to improving accountability and transparency by increasing access to the information which may be of interest to the general public. Find out how to apply for access to information.
How to apply for access to information
You may send your application by post with a payment by cheque or money order. Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, applications lodged by post may be delayed. An access application must:
- Be in writing and addressed to TAHE
- Indicate that it is an application under the GIPA Act
- Include payment of the $30 application fee
- Include details of a postal address for correspondence
- Include as much information as possible for us to identify the information that you are requesting.
Want to join our team and make a difference to NSW's future?
Visit our careers site to learn how you can make a difference
TAHE has retail assets available for leasing around vibrant parts of the rail network. Find out more about our leasing opportunities.
How to apply for access to the rail network
Third party rail access to the NSW rail network is provided by TAHE and managed by Transport of NSW.
We have developed an information pack to assist organisations seeking to apply for access.