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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Sal Petroccitto

CCAT - Sal Petroccitto

Since joining the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) as Chief Executive Officer in May 2014, Sal has focused the NHVR to become a progressive, people centric regulator that has safety at the forefront of all aspects of the business.  

Through Sal’s leadership the transition into a national regulator has been seamless with the successful transition of five states and Queensland soon to follow, allowing a more consistent approach to safety and productivity for our heavy vehicle industry throughout Australia. 

Sal’s vision for a people centric safety regulator has seen the NHVR adopt a ‘inform, educate, enforce’ approach to its compliance activity which allows industry to work collaboratively with the regulator to understand and adopt greater safety policies and initiatives to continue the advancements in safety outcomes across the industry.  

Sal brought to the NHVR extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle policy, strategy, regulation, and business reform, having held senior leadership roles in transport, freight, ports and logistics, strategic land use and transport planning, business process improvement and innovation across state and local government and the private sector. This has proved invaluable in understanding the needs of, and building effective relationships with, the NHVR’s diverse range of stakeholders across the freight and supply chain sector. 

 Sal’s contribution to the transport industry was recently recognised in the Order of Australia honours with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).