Ms Seymour, who has been an influential female leader at VicRoads for more than a decade, said she was excited to build on the capability and capacity of an organisation that manages more than 22,000 kilometres of strategically important roads.

“Our remit has never been clearer – to manage and operate a high performing road network that supports Victorian communities, families and industry into the future,” she said.

“We’re now equipped with the organisational structure to achieve this and I want to thank Michael Malouf for his work laying a solid groundwork for us to succeed. 

“I’m excited by the challenges ahead as we lift our performance and responsiveness to customers and the community and deliver a safer, smarter and more reliable road network for a growing Victoria.”

Mr Malouf was asked to step into the role on a short-term basis last year to meet a number of objectives.

He said the time was right for him to move on having achieved the significant organisational change he set out to, which had now positioned VicRoads as a key part of the Government’s plans for effectively managing a transport network that connects Victorians. 

“It’s been a privilege to lead an organisation full of such dedicated people who are so passionate about delivering for the Victorian community and I wish them all the best as they continue to do that,” Mr Malouf said.