Michael Hopkins

National Transport Commission

Michael Hopkins is the Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the National Transport Commission. Michael’s focus is on delivering reforms that improve the lives of Australians, whether through shorter, faster journeys, cheaper goods because the freight network is more efficient or through safer roads and rail travel.

As a senior executive in Victoria’s Department of Transport, Michael delivered future-focused policy reforms, network strategy and planning, as well as stronger governance to improve the way transport works.

As a consultant, Michael provided expert evidence-based advice to industry and local, state and national governments on responding to the contemporary challenges faced by a transport sector in transition.

Michael knows the NTC. He was previously an Executive Leader at the NTC, driving the organisation’s work program, the delivery of reforms and the Commission’s relationship with its partner governments.

Michael has a Masters in public administration from the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (via the University of Melbourne), a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and chairs the Monash University Institute of Transport Studies’ industry advisory group.