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Management and structure

Our structure

Organisation Chart as at 30 June 2019.

Transport and Main Roads organisation chart

Our leaders

Neil Scales

Neil Scales OBE

Director General (Transport and Main Roads)

ONC (Eng), HNC (EEng), DMS, BSc (Eng), MSc (Control Engineering and Computer Systems), MBA, CEng (UK), RPEQ, FIET, FIMechE, FICE, FIEAust, FCILT, FLJMU, FRSA, FSOE, FIRTE, VFF, MAICD

  • Appointed as Director-General January 2013
  • Champion for Persons with Disability
  • Champion for Domestic and Family Violence Awareness.

Under the Financial Accountability Act 2009, the Director-General is accountable to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads and the Premier of Queensland for the efficient, effective and financially responsible performance of the Department of Transport and Main Roads. He leads the department with an operating budget of $5.886 billion, capital budget of $3.186 billion and managed assets worth $71.296 billion.

Former positions:

  • Chief Executive Officer, TransLink Transit Authority
  • Chief Executive and Director-General, Merseytravel, United Kingdom.

Along with over 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, Neil received the Order of the British Empire for services to public transport in 2005 and in 2011 was awarded an honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University for his services to the region.

Anne Moffat

Anne Moffat

Acting Chief Operations Officer


  • Appointed as Acting Chief Operations Officer in December 2018
  • Champion for Women in Leadership. 

Anne supports the Director-General with the day-to-day operations of the department allowing the Director-General to focus on strategy, the government’s objectives and key stakeholder relationships. 

Former positions:

  • Project Director South East Queensland Asset Management (Infrastructure Management and Delivery)
  • Executive Director State Services (Department of the Premier and Cabinet)
  • Executive Director (Planning Management, Planning and Investment)
  • Executive Director Strategy and Policy (Passenger Transport) 

Anne has more than 20 years’ experience across both state and local government in Queensland. She has held a number of senior roles across the infrastructure programming and delivery areas, as well as urban and regional planning. She has delivered a number of large policy and engagement projects, plus reform and agendas.

Julie Mitchell

Julie Mitchell

Deputy Director-General (Policy, Planning and Investment)


  • Appointed as Deputy Director-General (Policy, Planning and Investment) March 2018
  • Champion for Innovation
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Australia
  • Public Service Medal Recipient 2018.

Julie sets the future direction of the transport system in Queensland. She defines and shapes key strategies, policies and plans for an integrated transport system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, while driving value for the community.

She ensures the investment across road, rail and public transport, active transport and freight networks is balanced as part of a single integrated transport network.

Julie is a highly respected leader with over 30 years’ civil engineering experience which covers a broad range of transport related engineering and leadership roles including Chief Engineer for eight years

Amanda Yeates

Amanda Yeates

Deputy Director-General (Infrastructure Management and Delivery)

BE (Civil), RPEQ, FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec, NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus), MAICD

  • Appointed Deputy Director-General July 2018
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Australia
  • Champion for Health, Safety and Wellbeing. 

Amanda oversees the delivery of the integrated program of infrastructure projects and the maintenance and operation of the state-controlled road network. This includes delivery of the departments $21.7 billion program of works over four years (2018-19 to 2021-22). 

Former positions:

  • General Manager (Program Delivery and Operations)
  • General Manager (Integrated Transport Planning)
  • Regional Director (North Coast and Wide Bay Burnett)
  • Deputy Regional Director (Metropolitan Region) 

With over 20 years’ civil engineering experience, Amanda sets and leads the strategic direction for best practice infrastructure management and delivery and TMR’s role in driving economic vibrancy and shaping local communities. 

Mike Stapleton

Mike Stapleton

Deputy Director-General (Customer Services, Safety and Regulation)


  • Appointed as Deputy Director-General (Customer Services, Safety and Regulation) January 2016
  • Champion for Cultural Diversity. 

Mike oversees the delivery of safety, regulatory and transactional transport services for the department. 

This division is critical to our current and future transport system, managing the State’s regulation, marine, road safety and frontline services for Queenslanders.

Mike has worked in the state public transport sector in finance, general management and transport safety roles for more than 20 years’ delivering key road safety initiatives including graduated licensing, alcohol interlocks and immediate suspension for recidivist drink drivers, and the expansion of the Camera Detected Offence Program. 

Former positions:

  • Deputy Director-General (Infrastructure Management and Delivery)
  • General Manager (Land Transport Safety). 
Matthew Longland

Matthew Longland

Deputy Director-General (TransLink)


  • Appointed as Deputy Director-General (TransLink) December 2016
  • Champion for Cycling
  • Board member of the International Association of Public Transport (Australia/New Zealand). 

Matt leads the delivery of customer-focused passenger transport services across Queensland including policy, planning, ticketing, contract management and customer services. 

TransLink Division is responsible for the integrated rail, bus, ferry and tram network in South East Queensland and long- distance rail, coach and aviation services in regional, rural and remote Queensland. 

Former positions with the Department of Transport and Main Roads:

  • Deputy Director-General (Policy, Planning and Investment)
  • General Manager (Passenger Transport Integration).
 Tracy O'Bryan

Tracy O’Bryan

Deputy Director-General (Corporate)

LLB, LLM, EMPA (ANZSOG), GAICD, Solicitor of Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia

  • Appointed Deputy-Director General May 2017
  • Customer Champion. 

Tracy leads the department’s corporate services, including governance, finance and procurement, ICT, human resources and internal audit to enable TMR to achieve its business objectives. 

Former positions:

  • Executive Director (Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing)
  • Acting Deputy Director-General, Corporate (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection). 

Tracy has over 20 years’ experience in the Queensland public sector in the fields of law, policy, governance, major projects and program design and delivery, and stakeholder engagement. She has also led major reform and commissions of inquiry for government and worked in a number of Queensland Government departments including the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Tracy has also won ministerial awards and been nominated for a Premier’s Excellence Award.