We are a statutory State Owned Corporation and owner of rail property assets, rolling stock and rail infrastructure in the Sydney metropolitan area and limited country locations in the State of NSW.
These assets are made available to Sydney Trains and NSW Trains for their operations. We also provide rail infrastructure to third party operators under the terms of track access agreements.
Make NSW a better place to live, work and visit supported by Australia's leading Transport Network.
Our role is to deliver long-term sustainable returns to fulfil commitments to our customers, the community and the people of NSW.
We are the legal owner of railway assets, including property, stations rolling stock and rail infrastructure within the Sydney metropolitan area, the Country Rail Network and other limited country locations across NSW.
The principal objectives of TAHE are as follows
Undertake its activities in a safe and reliable manner
Be a successful business and, to this end, operate efficiently and maximise the net worth of the State’s investment
Exhibit a sense of social responsibility by having regard to the interests of the community in which it operates
Conduct its operations in compliance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development
Exhibit a sense of responsibility towards regional development and decentralisation in the way in which it operates
Each objective is of equal importance
Board of Directors
The TAHE Board of Directors consist of the following members appointed
pursuant to section 6 of the
Transport Administration Act 1988:
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.
The Board of Directors sets our overall strategy and direction. Powers, functions and responsibilities of the Board as well how our Board meetings are run and membership are detailed in the Board Charter. All staff within TAHE as well as the Board of Directors are obligated to comply with the TAHE Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Safety and Environment
We undertake our activities in a safe and reliable manner while ensuring legislative and regulatory compliance. TAHE is committed to contributing to environmental sustainability to benefit the people and community of NSW.
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.
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
Information about the Supply of Goods and/or Services by TAHE.
General Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Goods and/or Services by RailCorp
How to apply for access to the rail network
Access for Third Party Train Operators to the rail network
Third party access to the NSW rail network is provided by TAHE
We welcome enquiries and feedback. You can contact us by one of these options
The Chief Executive Officer
Transport Asset Holding Entity of New South Wales
470 Pitt Street, HAYMARKET NSW 2000
Transport Asset Holding Entity of New South Wales ABN 59 325 778 353