Mr Paul Retter appointed CEO and Commissioner of National Transport Authority (21 June 2013)

Mr Paul Retter AO will commence as Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the National Transport Commission (NTC) from 8 July 2013.

Mr Retter is currently the Executive Director of the Office of Transport Security (OTS), the Australian Government’s national preventative security regulator for the transport industry. Mr Retter has steered OTS through its formative years and has been instrumental in shaping OTS to become an internationally recognised and highly regarded professional preventative security regulator.

Prior to joining OTS, Mr Retter was a senior member of the Australian Defence Force, where he was responsible for developing and progressing land based military capability requirements to Government. His many appointments included being the Deputy Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in East Timor, and as Army’s Director General of Preparedness and Plans.

Mr Retter was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 and awarded the Australian Security Medal (Australian Security Industry Award) for Conspicuous Service in 2012.