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GEMBA graduate appointed to head Queensland's largest public transport group

07 Jan 2014

A 2013 graduate from the University of Sydney Business School's Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program, Michael McGee, has been appointed CEO of Queensland's largest privately owned public transport company.

Founded in 2008, Transit Australia Group is a diversified group of companies that provide public transport and coach services across Queensland and northern New South Wales and manufactures buses at a plant on the Gold Coast.

"Transit Australia Group is a leading provider of mass transit for private and public sectors and our businesses operate a fleet of over 650 vehicles across Queensland and northern New South Wales," Mr McGee said. "We also produce some of Australia's most innovative bus designs and are a leader in heavy vehicle manufacturing techniques."

Describing the just completed GEMBA program as "wonderful program", Mr McGee said it had provided him with some great learning experiences that will aid in leading and growing the business.

"The program was dynamic and innovative and certainly helped me to transition to this new position," Mr McGee concluded.

The 18 month GEMBA program, which reflects the Business School's strong commitment to experiential learning, consists of five, two week modules two of which are undertaken here in Australia. The others are delivered in the United States, India and France.

"The GEMBA program develops personal and practical management skills in a hands on environment involving real business challenges," said the Business School's Associate Dean Management Education, Professor Richard Hall. "Michael will now have an opportunity to apply these skills in a very exciting business sector."