Sally Stannard

Director General - Department of Transport and Main Roads

As Acting Director-General, Sally Stannard leads the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). TMR has an annual budget of $12 billion, including capital expenditure of $4.2 billion and managed assets in excess of $106 billion.

Sally was appointed as Acting Director-General on 5 June 2023, before being announced as Director-General in December 2023, taking on the leadership of TMR’s portfolio of work across road, rail, bus, cycling and marine infrastructure in Queensland. Alongside that, Sally has oversight of a new addition to TMR—the Queensland Government Customer and Digital Group that is focused on driving Queensland’s digital economy, delivering better citizen-centric services, and optimising the Queensland Government’s investment and use of technology.

In Sally’s previous role as the Deputy Director-General (Translink), she led the delivery of customer-focused passenger transport services across Queensland including policy, planning, ticketing, contract management and customer services.

Sally is the Chair of Cross River Rail and Chair of Public Transport Association Australia New Zealand. She holds qualifications in Engineering and International Studies and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sally is passionate about the role transport plays in equitable and sustainable economic development of our cities and regions.