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Who we are

Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd is a state owned company established in February 1998. The company trades as Metro and operates bus services in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie. Metro is the largest passenger transport company in Tasmania.

Our Vision is to be an attractive travel option contributing to an integrated public transport network in Tasmania.

Our Business Purpose is to be a sustainable bus company connecting people and communities.

Our Values are:

Safety: we take pride in everyone getting home safely, by having a safe workplace and putting safety first.

Respect: we show respect for everyone at all times by acting with integrity in all our actions, words, and intentions.

Resilience: we have the courage to deal with our day-to-day challenges, showing determination, commitment, and strength.

Unity: we work together with honesty and transparency. We listen, collaborate, cooperate, and celebrate success.

Service Driven: we take pride in what we do and it is our pleasure to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone, recognising we have internal and external customers; continually challenging ourselves to do things better; and striving for excellence.

Our Goals are to:

  1. Focus on our customers
  2. Deliver high quality services that operate in accordance with all contractual, legislative and regulatory requirements.
  3. Develop Metro into a highly skilled, healthy and committed team where every employee actively feels part of the business.
  4. Continue to actively engage with our stakeholders.
  5. Build a sustainable business.
  6. Grow the public transport market in Tasmania.


(L-R) Tim Gardner, Michael Harris, Jude Munro, Nick Burrows, Susan Fahey

Michael Harris (Chair)

Mr Michael Harris was appointed Director on 20 December 2013 and Chair on 19 December 2016. He is also a Director of several companies associated with Premium Business Group Pty Ltd. Michael is a former CEO of the Australian Automobile Association and has worked as the CEO of the ACT Chief Minister’s Department, and as Director- General of Transport in WA. In the ACT public sector he held the positions of Under Treasurer and CEO of the ACT Department of Treasury.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tim Gardner (Deputy Chair) 

Mr Tim Gardner was appointed Director on 22 December 2015 and Deputy Chair on 19 December 2016. He is the Executive Chairman of Stornoway. He is also a board member of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce and State President of the Australian Water Association. He is the Chair of the Engineers Australia (Tasmania) Workforce Development Advisory Group and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nick Burrows

Mr Nick Burrows was appointed Director on 20 December 2013. He is also a Director of Clean Seas Tuna Limited, Peloton Global Pty Ltd, Taswater, Australian Seafood Industries Pty Ltd and TAFE Directors Australia. Nick is a member of the DPIPWE Audit Committee and Tourism Tasmania Audit, Finance and Risk Committee, and chairs Kingborough Council’s Audit Panel and Ta Ann Tasmania Pty Ltd Audit and Risk Committee.

Nick was the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Tassal Group Limited until 2009 when he established his own business providing corporate governance and financial restructuring advice to clients. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, Governance Institute of Australia and of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Jude Munro

Ms Jude Munro was appointed Director on 19 December 2016. She is also a Director of Sun Central Maroochydore Pty Ltd and Newcastle Airport Pty Ltd. She is the Chair of Victoria Pride Centre Pty Ltd and the Victorian Planning Authority. Jude is a former CEO of Brisbane City Council and former Director of Translink Transit Authority in Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Susan Fahey

Ms Susan Fahey was appointed Director on 19 December 2016. She is a Barrister and Solicitor and is also the CEO of Women’s Legal Services Tasmania. She is a member of the Tasmanian Government Family Violence Consultative Group, National Association of Community Legal Centres Advisory Committee and Equality Rights Alliance Reproductive Health Committee.

Megan Morse – Chief Executive Officer

Anita Robertson – Chief Financial Officer

Ian Ward – General Manager Operations

Stacey Hogarth – General Manager People and Safety