Chief Executive Officer
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
Graeme Newton has led the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority as its Chief Executive Officer since 2017.
Cross River Rail is Queensland’s largest single infrastructure project and will transform the way people travel across the whole of South East Queensland. It will increase rail network capacity and reliability, act as a catalyst for future rail improvements, drive urban renewal at major station locations and has already played a critical role in Brisbane securing the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Prior to taking the helm of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Graeme has had extensive senior executive experience leading large and complex, high profile, multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects within both the private and public sector.
He was appointed by the Queensland Premier as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority in 2011 and prior to that served as both Director-General for Infrastructure & Planning and State Government Coordinator-General. Graeme has also been awarded both a National Award for Excellence and the QUT Outstanding Alumni Award.
In his current role at Cross River Rail, Graeme takes great pride in leading high performing teams that continue to set new benchmarks for integrated delivery, safe construction, collaborative partnerships, and technological innovation.