ComfortDelGro Australia Appoints New Australia Chairman

Russell BaldingComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC) has announced the appointment of Mr Russell Balding AO as its non-executive Chairperson. 

Russell is no stranger to CDC, having been on its Board as Deputy Chairman from September 2014 through to February 2017. 

He is concurrently an independent and non-executive Director in the Singapore-based and listed ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, CDC’s parent company. Russell is the ComfortDelGro Group’s first overseas based director. 

Russell brings with him extensive government, stakeholder, community, and customer engagement experience, having held numerous directorships and senior executive positions in major organisations. He is currently serving as Chairman of Racing NSW, a Board Director of The Trust Company (Sydney Airport) Limited, and Racing Australia Limited. In addition, he is Deputy Chairman of Destination NSW. 

ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia CEO, Nicholas Yap, said he is pleased and looking forward to working with Russell as the company’s first Australia-based Chairman. 

“Russell’s vast experience, which includes previous service to CDC as well as many other prestigious organisations, will enrich the Board as we navigate the challenge of electrification, amongst other things, and the opportunity to continue linking people to places and communities across Australia,” he said.

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