Aurizon's Chairman John Prescott announced the appointment of Samantha (Sam) Lewis to the Aurizon Board, effective Tuesday 17 February 2015.
Ms Lewis was the Assurance & Advisory Partner from 2000 to 2014 at Deloitte Australia, focussing on ASX 200 clients in the consumer business, manufacturing and energy sectors. She is a Non-Executive Director on the fibre and beverage packaging business, Orora Limited.
Ms Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Liverpool (UK), and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
"The Board is delighted to welcome Sam to the Company," Mr Prescott said.
"Sam has outstanding credentials in accounting, finance, auditing and capital markets that will strengthen the capability and experience of the Board."
Her appointment is part of a renewal and refreshment process at a time when the Company is intensifying its transformation activities and assessing major new projects.
Mr Prescott added "the Nomination and Succession Committee is also making good progress towards recommending the appointment of other new Directors, notably a successor Chairman."