With a range of skills and expertise, our VicTrack Board members are experienced business leaders who work together to guide our strategic objectives and oversee the implementation of our goals. Sustainable management of Victoria’s transport assets is a key priority for the group, as is maintaining the highest standards of integrity as we work towards the state’s broader transport and economic objectives. Our VicTrack Board of Directors is responsible for overall business performance and our corporate governance practices. Our Board is made up of independent non-executive Directors:

  • Geraldine Gray

    BA, LLB, LLM

    Geraldine has spent more than 30 years in the legal industry, practising as a solicitor then a barrister in NSW, Hong Kong and Victoria.

    She has been at the Victorian Bar since 2004 and brings with her broad and invaluable legal experience in the commercial, contractual and construction sectors.

    Geraldine is a director of the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group Ltd. She was appointed to the VicTrack Board in July 2015.

  • Alan Hall

    BA, LLB (Hons)
    Deputy Chair

    Alan is an experienced former legal practitioner with demonstrated ability and success in leading and managing the delivery of legal services relating to commercial and property-based transactions, with particular emphasis on planning and environmental considerations. He has more than 23 years experience as a partner in legal firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth and for more than five years practised law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Al Tamimi & Company - an Arab law firm with the biggest legal presence in the Middle East.

    Alan has also provided legal advice to some of the largest Victorian and Australian corporations and government departments including Major Projects Victoria, Department of Treasury and Finance, Foster's Group Limited, Coles Myer Limited, ING Real Estate and the Linfox Group. Alan was appointed to the Board in April 2018.

  • Dr Collette Burke

    BE (Civil), M.Eng.Sci, PhD, FIEAust, GAICD - Director

    Collette has spent more than 30 years in the design and construction sector with major infrastructure construction organisations, as well as being a co-founder of engineering consultancy companies Exner Group and Karsta Middle East and is a non-executive director of the Australian Road Research Board, Australian Rail Track Corporation and Marinus Link Pty Limited.

    Collette has a passion for project delivery, infrastructure development, the application of technology in asset management, and the future needs of our cities. Collette joined VicTrack's board in July 2015 and relishes working with VicTrack to see its continued evolution

  • Jenny Dawson

    B Bus (Acc), FCA, FAICD   

    Jenny has significant corporate governance experience, having been a non-executive director for 20 years and is currently a Victorian Divisional Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

    Jenny’s prior experience includes 15 years as a director with ASX-listed Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, where she chaired the audit committee, 12 years as chair of the bank's wealth management subsidiary Sandhurst Trustees, and three years as chair of V/Line Corporation in addition to other government and NFP roles.

    Prior to her non-executive director career, Jenny spent 10 years with Arthur Andersen in its audit and IT controls division and has experience in the areas of financial reporting and audit, IT internal control reviews, internal audit and risk management. Jenny was appointed to the VicTrack Board in October 2020.

  • Paul White

    B.Bus (Acc), FCA, GAICD, FGIA, CIA

    Paul has almost 30 years’ experience in audit, assurance, compliance and risk management. He has worked with chartered accounting firms KPMG and EY and in a variety of other organisations across multiple industries.

    Paul currently operates his own risk consultancy business, supporting small to medium size businesses on their risk management maturity journey.

    He is also a current independent audit committee member for the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions, on the board of Melanoma Research Victoria and Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Ltd and an accredited Sports Chaplain.

    Paul has been a member of the VicTrack audit and risk management committee since June 2018 and joined the Board in September 2021.


Executive team

The VicTrack Executive team comprises the Chief Executive and Executive team members:

  • Chris Olds
    Chief Executive

    Chris is an EY trained chartered accountant with more than 17 years of experience across financial services and utilities in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Chris has broad private and public sector experience and is passionate about using technology to provide better business outcomes and reshape business support processes.
    Prior to starting at VicTrack in May 2015, Chris spent four years working across finance and revenue functions in the state-owned utility Western Power in Western Australia. This included the establishment of a billing and revenue assurance function that combined both operational and finance functions to service the business.

    Before coming to Australia, Chris worked for 11 years in the financial services industry in London. Chris finished in London as the finance director for a start-up insurance broker, and set up the finance and reporting controls to enable the business to grow niche insurance products to be placed into the Lloyd’s Market.

    Chris previously held other senior roles in the London reinsurance market, including overseeing the European reinsurance programme for Chubb Insurance.

  • Ian Burton

    Executive General Manager
    Project Delivery Group

    Ian has a strong track record of leading teams and managing a portfolio of programs and projects across the investment lifecycle in complex environments.

    Prior to joining VicTrack in 2019, Ian led the E-Class Program and the Tram Refurbishment Project at Yarra Trams.

    He previously held a senior leadership role at Arup, leading the Project Management team in Singapore.

    Ian has extensive experience in providing strategic advice and delivering capital works programs, is a certified Portfolio Executive and Chartered Engineer, and has worked in the UK, Asia and Australia.

    Ian is passionate about safety, innovation, transferring best practice and developing team culture.



  • Kristen Georgakopoulos

    Acting Executive General Manager
    Corporate Services

    As the Acting Executive General Manager Corporate Services, Kristen oversees VicTrack’s corporate services including People & Culture, Finance, Health & Safety, IT and Procurement. Before taking on this role Kristen was the Executive General Manager People & Culture for seven years.

    Prior to starting in this position, Kristen worked at VicTrack as Manager People, Culture and Systems; Acting General Manager Business Services; and Manager Information Technology.

    Kristen has extensive public sector experience in senior leadership positions and a strong background in information technology.

    She had 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles covering functional areas including Finance, Customer Service and Billing, Information Technology, Risk and Safety and People and Culture.

  • Andy Santana

    Executive General Manager
    Property Group 

    Andy has worked in the rail industry for 26 years, including 11 years in the United Kingdom and 15 years at VicTrack.

    Andy's roles have focused on infrastructure management and civil engineering functions of railways.

    He has led projects and maintenance teams on stations, level crossings and bridges.

    He led the introduction of the VicTrack asset management system and built our infrastructure management team.

  • Andrew Peel
    Acting Executive General Manager
    Telecommunications Group 

    In his role Andrew oversees VicTrack’s commercial operations, striving to meet the needs of VicTrack’s telecommunications customers by setting the strategic direction for our network infrastructure, contracts, commercial evaluation and the products and services VicTrack offers.
  • Anna Vourtsis

    Acting Executive General Manager
    Strategy & Transformation

    Anna joined VicTrack in 2011 and has been a member of the Executive team since 2015.  

    Anna is an exceptional stakeholder engagement leader with experience working for high profile government and private organisations. She is passionate about stakeholder and community engagement, organisational strategy, and driving change management initiatives. 

    Prior to joining VicTrack, Anna worked in private consulting providing strategic advice around communications strategies, stakeholder engagement and advocacy. Anna also spent eight years in local government in natural resource management, and corporate and community planning.