Samantha Abeydeera is the Executive Director of Strategic Operations at Transport for NSW. This unique role is involved in driving end to end multimodal strategy and improvement in mass transit for the state. Prior to this Samantha held senior roles in the private sector including Managing Director of Transport and the group’s Chief Operating Officer for Maritime at the NRMA.
In 2018 Samantha was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in Government for her work in leading 1000+ Drivers and Guards who delivered in excess of 400 million customer journeys annually as the Director of Train Crewing at Sydney Trains.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws, and has also undertaken executive education at Harvard Business School, Boston in 2019.