Advisory Council

Rod Hook

CEO, Department of Transport, Energy & Infrastructure

SMART - Rod Hook Profile

Rod Hook is one of South Australia’s most highly respected senior public servants with an unrivalled reputation for delivering major projects and programs that is recognised at the highest levels of both State and Federal Government.

As the Chief Executive of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Rod is responsible for South Australia’s transport system and services (including public transport), energy policy and regulation, building management, land services, Government ICT investment and services, and infrastructure planning.

These responsibilities include the delivery of major infrastructure projects for the State, consistent with priorities set out in South Australia’s Strategic Plan including the unprecedented $2.6 billion investment to rebuild Adelaide’s public transport network and the $535 million upgrade of the iconic Adelaide Oval.

He is also South Australia’s Commissioner of Highways the State’s Coordinator-General for the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.

Rod is widely known for his role in delivering a range of major infrastructure projects that have changed the way people live, work and do business in Adelaide. These include the Port River Expressway, the Glenelg Tramline Extensions to Victoria Square and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre the Gallipoli Underpass and most recently South Australia’s FINA compliant State Aquatic Centre and GP Plus Health Care Centre.

Rod graduated from the University of Adelaide with Honours in Civil Engineering.

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2014