Ehssan Veiszadeh appointed CEO of Roads Australia

Roads Australia (RA) has announced the appointment of Ehssan Veiszadeh as its new Chief Executive Officer.

RA President Aneetha de Silva said Ehssan was chosen after an extensive search process.

“Ehssan has deep experience across government, media and policy thought leadership, which is integral in Roads Australia achieving its next phase of modernisation,” Ms de Silva said.

Ehssan is currently Deputy CEO at urban policy think tank Committee for Sydney.

He has previously served as a senior adviser to former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and as a Federal and State Press Gallery journalist with Australian Associated Press.

“This appointment marks an important moment for Roads Australia’s 70-year history and comes at a time of significant transformation for our industry,” Ms De Silva said. 

“I look forward to working with Ehssan, our Board and members on continuing RA’s strong record of advocacy on the evolution of Australia’s roads, integrated transport and mobility networks.”

Ehssan said he was thrilled to be joining Roads Australia.

“I’m incredibly honoured to be leading Roads Australia as we embark on a new era in transportation and for the industry itself,” he said.

“Roads Australia has played an important role in leading the conversation on key issues facing the industry such as decarbonisation, productivity, diversity and attracting talent.

“I look forward to working with RA’s members, Board and team to build on this important work and to offer solutions to some of our biggest policy challenges.”

Ehssan serves as President of University of Sydney’s Alumni Council and Chair of the Crescent Institute.

He will commence as Roads Australia CEO from Monday, 3 July 2023.

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RA President Aneetha de Silva with Ehssan Veiszadeh
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