Our senior executives foster the dynamic and innovative culture we are known for, and provide guidance and support to enable everyone at TransVolution to fulfil their roles in delivering exceptional customer service and revolutionising the rail industry.


    Executive Director

    Executive Manager – Operations

    Executive Manager – QHSE, Risk & Assets

  • Chairman

    Roger Hore

    Roger has spent the last thirty-five years in a variety of senior positions after starting his career at Price Waterhouse & Co. He has also operated a management and financial consultancy for the last twenty years, with board appointments at various clients’ companies and NFP organisations.

    Roger has a diverse background in business having worked with organisations of all sizes in industries including distribution, textiles, chemicals, property development and professional services. Having led finance, administration and commercial departments in his various executive roles, Roger also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, procurement and contractor management, and managing inbound and outbound logistics. These skills have helped Roger steer businesses through recessions and rapidly changing markets whilst consistently achieving growth targets, and manage numerous business mergers, expansions, acquisitions and sales.

    He brings these same passions and skills to TransVolution, guiding the team to grow and develop the business as Australia’s most innovative, efficient and customer-focused rail transport operator.

  • Executive Director

    Aaron Hore

    Aaron had an interest in technology from a very young age, founding a technology solutions and service provider after a short time as an I.T. manager for small-to-medium enterprises. With a passion for innovation he branched out into strategy consulting, initially focusing on technology and subsequently moving into management and financial consulting. After working with a variety of organisations including superannuation funds, manufacturers and not-for-profits, Aaron found his calling after a consulting assignment with a logistics business. His new-found enthusiasm for transport and passion for innovation was the nexus for TransVolution: a “transport revolution” began.

    Aaron brings to the business his dedication to inspiring change, enabling growth and automating processes with technology. He has developed effective working relationships with government departments, network managers, stevedores and other supply chain stakeholders and is able to navigate favourable outcomes through the various interests of the participants involved.


    Aaron is committed to realising our vision of a “transport and logistics industry that fully realises the benefits of all modes of transport”.

  • Executive Manager – Operations

    Rick Hills

    Rick has over forty years of experience in the rail industry across freight (intermodal and bulk) and passenger roles, being uniquely skilled with both operational management experience and having worked in-the-field operating locomotives. His expertise includes rail incident management, safe-working and incident investigations, safety compliance and training, operations management and locomotive driving.


    Rick is responsible for TransVolution’s day-to-day rail operations including the management of train crew, operational planning and support staff, and the operations support desk. With this comes customer service responsibilities and the oversight of staff rostering and fatigue management, driver training, and the ‘live running’ and pathing of trains.

  • Executive Manager – QHSE, Risk & Assets

    Chris Lawton

    Chris has over thirty years’ experience in quality, health, safety, environment (QHSE), risk and asset management across a variety of industries including oil and gas (exploration and operation), transport (rail and road), manufacturing and technology. He began his career as an Apprentice with the Victorian Railways, quickly progressing to Diesel Maintainer and then moving into the area of Quality Assurance. During his time with the organisation and its successors, Chris was the youngest appointee to Senior Grade Officer and co-ordinated the implementation of ISO 9001 at key workshop facilities and the diesel laboratory.

    Having a keen interest in quality management, Chris is also a Certified Quality Lead Auditor and, after fifteen years in the railways, worked as an ISO 9001 quality management consultant, guiding organisations of varied disciplines through the certification process, and a systems assessor with SAI Global (ISO certifying body). He has also lead quality assurance and control functions as well as quality teams for multi-disciplinary EPCM projects with ASX 50 and Fortune 500 companies such as Woodside Energy, Cameron International, Rockwell Automation and WorleyParsons.

    Chris brings to TransVolution his considerable and wide-ranging practical experiences in asset management and maintenance, project planning and execution, assurance, risk management, and systems implementation.