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Raymond O’Flaherty is Chief Executive Officer of Metro Trains Melbourne, driving the company’s mission to be Australia’s most respected city railway.
As CEO of one of Victoria’s largest employers, Raymond has overseen a renewed focus on safety for the organisation’s people, community and environment as Metro drives toward a target of zero harm. He’s also committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that attracts and develops the best people and enables them to do their best work for the people of Melbourne.
Prior to becoming CEO in July 2018, Raymond was Executive Director Franchise at Metro Trains, responsible for leading all critical operational delivery portfolios.
This followed his tenure as MR4 Bid Director, where he successfully led the franchise negotiation process with Public Transport Victoria. Under the MR4 rail franchise, Metro Trains will run the metropolitan rail network until at least November 2024.
Raymond has previously served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Metro Trains, responsible for the financial management of a consortium led by railway and property experts MTR Corporation, together with John Holland Group and UGL Rail.
He has also served as CFO of Yarra Trams and Director Corporate Finance at PwC.


  • June 11: UITP Awards 2019 Finalists Poster Session 3

    Metro Trains Melbourne - Diversity & Inclusion x 10

    Metro Trains Melbourne has launched its Diversity & Inclusion Program x 10. The program is built around 10 key pillars that are transforming the rail workforce, facilitating the delivery of a passenger-focused and high-performing railway.

    01. Workplace Flexibility Policy
    02. Gender Balance
    03. Socially Responsible Employment
    04. Celebration of Culture
    05. LGBTI Pride Network
    06. Accessibility for All
    07. Mentor Circles
    08. D&I Working Groups
    09. Community Volunteering
    10. D&I Engagement Sessions

    The Diversity & Inclusion Program x 10 pursues the company’s diversity and inclusion goal: “To be an inclusive and progressive organisation that maximises capability through capitalising on our diverse workforce. We will improve our employee value proposition and become recognised as the leader and champion in diversity and inclusion within the Australian public transport and rail industry.