Paul Retter joined the Board on 1 November 2018.
He brings to the Board leadership and management expertise, as well as significant experience in public service, regulatory compliance, risk management and security.
Mr Retter was appointed the Chief Executive and Commissioner of the National Transport Commission in July 2013. In this role, he led an organisation whose mandate was to develop, propose and implement national surface transport reforms in Australia designed to improve safety, productivity and environmental outcomes. Mr Retter completed his tenure in October 2018.
Prior to that, Mr Retter was appointed as the Executive Director of the Office of Transport Security in April 2006, serving as the Australian Government’s transport security regulator for the aviation, maritime and offshore oil & gas sectors. During his seven years in this role, he worked closely with international bodies to harmonise international requirements related to aviation and maritime security measures.
Mr Retter’s career highlights include over 30 years in the Australian Defence Force, plus senior public sector appointments at the national level focused on counter terrorism, preventive security, regulatory affairs and national policy reform.
Mr Retter held a non-executive director appointment with Sydney Night Patrol Pty Ltd from June 2016 to March 2018 and was a member of the Certis International Advisory Panel from April to October 2018.
Mr Retter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.