Ian Dobbs

Ian Dobbs

Chairman | UITPANZ

Ian Dobbs has been involved in the public transport industry for 39 years, working in both Australia and the UK – with the last 23 years at CEO level. Born in Nottingham in the UK and educated at university in Scotland, Ian joined British Rail as a graduate trainee and began his early career in the UK rail industry. In 1993 Ian was appointed as Chief Executive of the Public Transport Corporation in Victoria, Australia leading the state’s transport reform program before establishing his own consulting business. Ian subsequently returned to the UK private sector as CEO of Stagecoach Group’s rail division – one of the largest rail operators in the UK. In 2011, he returned to Australia as inaugural Chair and CEO of Public Transport Victoria. Ian is currently a Vice President of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and Chairman of UITP’s Australian/New Zealand board. He is a council member of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce in Australia, a member of the advisory board of Cubic Transportation Systems in San Diego, California and an advisor to private and public sector clients in the Asia Pacific region.
Margy Osmond

Margy Osmond

Chief Executive Officer | TTF

Margy Osmond is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum, assuming the role on 1 October 2014. Margy has extensive experience in policy development and advocacy, politics, membership organisations, management, media and public relations. Before joining TTF, Margy was the inaugural CEO of ANRA which was established in 2006 as a lobby and research organisation to be the voice of the large national retailers in Australia. Prior to this, Margy was the CEO of the State and Sydney Chambers of Commerce in NSW for five years. Margy has a wide range of Board experience having been Chair of the NSW TAFE Commission Board and Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation, Deputy Chair of Tourism NSW, and served on the boards of the Australian Sports Commission, Bell Shakespeare, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, NSW Major Events, the NSW Police Minister’s Advisory Board and NSW State Transit Authority. Margy also chaired the bid and official Organising Committee for the largest non-elite sporting event in the world, the International World Masters Games, held in Sydney in 2009
Hon. Anthony Albanese MP

Hon. Anthony Albanese MP

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

Anthony has represented the Inner West of Sydney as the Federal Member for Grayndler since 1996. He is currently the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development and the Shadow Minister for Tourism. During the Rudd-Gillard Government he served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and Leader of the House. Anthony was named Infrastructure Minister of the Year in 2012 by London-based publication Infrastructure Investor and in 2010 was named Aviation Minister of the Year for producing Australia's first ever Aviation White Paper. Anthony believes strongly in the need for the government to invest in infrastructure and transport in our cities and regions to ensure our growing communities are productive, liveable and sustainable.
Hon. Jacinta Allan MP

Hon. Jacinta Allan MP

Minister for Public Transport | Victoria

Jacinta is currently the Minister for Public Transport and the Minister for Major Projects in the Andrews Labor Government. Jacinta is also the Leader of the House in the Victorian Parliament. Jacinta was elected to Parliament in 1999 and is the longest serving Victorian female Minister in the State’s history and Victoria’s equal longest serving Labor Minister. Throughout her career she has advocated strongly for Government investment that delivers for all Victorians, by creating jobs and delivering better health, education and transport services for communities. Jacinta has held a number of Ministerial portfolios in her long career including Regional and Rural Development and Industry and Trade. She has also been the Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, the Minister for Skills, Education Services and Employment, the Minister for Women’s Affairs, the Minister for Education Services and Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs. As Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta is overseeing the delivery of the largest investment in public transport projects in Victoria’s history including the removal of 50 of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings, the Metro Tunnel, extending the South Morang Line to Mernda, the purchase of new metro and regional trains and trams, delivering more than $100 million of improvements to bus services and the $1.6 billion Regional Rail Revival package, which will make improvements to every passenger line on the regional network. As Minister for Major Projects, Jacinta is responsible for the redevelopment of Flinders Street Station and the State Library of Victoria, the delivery of GovHubs in regional Victoria, and coordinating the long-term development of key precincts like Fisherman’s Bend and Arden-Macaulay.
Julieanne Alroe

Julieanne Alroe

Chair | Infrastructure Australia

Julieanne Alroe has been at the helm of Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) since 1 July 2009.  With more than 30 years in the aviation industry, she is one of only a handful of women in the world to run a privatised airport.  In addition to this role, Julieanne currently holds board positions with Infrastructure Australia Board (Chair), Tourism and Events Queensland (Deputy Chair), and Urban Futures Brisbane. She is also a Member of the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce QLD, is the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Council, a member of the Brisbane Infrastructure Council (BIC) a member of the Queensland Climate Advisory Council (QCAC) and a member of the University of Queensland Senate. Ms Alroe has extensive experience in commercial airport management and operations, infrastructure management, business and airport planning, corporate affairs, airport scheduling and slot management, security, passenger facilitation, terminal management and airport IT systems. As CEO and Managing Director she oversees BAC’s four primary business units: Aeronautical, Retail, Property and Car Parking. In FY16, more than 22 million passengers used Brisbane Airport earning aeronautical revenues of more than $210m and total revenue for BACH in excess of $564 million. She also manages a lease area of 2,700 hectares, the largest site of any major capital city airport. BAC owns and manages a Property portfolio valued in excess of $1billion and has over 300 hectares of land still available for commercial developments
Hans Arby

Hans Arby

CEO | UbiGo

Hans Arby holds a MScEE and a BSc in journalism and has 30 years experiences in marketing, communication, sales and business development in different industries and organisations. The last 15 years he has focused on sustainable transport and ITS for the public and private sector. He provides strategic support to cities in developing transport strategies and long term planning and marketing of public transport and provides expertise in business model development and behavioural change in multiple projects on national and EU level. He is also lead trainer for the UITP MaaS trainings. Hans Arby is CEO of UbiGo Innovation and one of the key driving persons behind the successful development and test of UbiGo in Gothenburg, the first fully integrated mobility service (MaaS) for urban households and businesses. The UbiGo service will be relaunched in Stockholm in September 2018. It offers household based subscription on mobility instead of car ownership, combining modes as public transport, car-sharing/rental, bike and taxi. UbiGo offers a franchise concept, supporting local partners in cities outside of Sweden to establish a MaaS service and enable customers to roam between cities in the network.
Hon. Mark Bailey MP

Hon. Mark Bailey MP

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | Queensland

Mark Bailey is the State Member for Miller and a former Councillor for Moorooka Ward on the Brisbane City Council. He was elected to the seat of Yeerongpilly in February 2015 and sworn in as the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy and Water Supply on 16 February 2015. And in December 2015, the portfolio of Biofuels was formally added to his responsibilities. In December 2017, Mark was re-elected in the new seat of Miller and was sworn in as the Minister for Transport and Main Roads. The Minister recognises the significance of his portfolio as a key facilitator for economic development across Queensland. A balanced and efficient transport network across rail, roads, public transport, ports and active transport is crucial for jobs and a prosperous Queensland.
Simon Barrett

Simon Barrett

Senior Partner & Chairman | L.E.K. Consulting

Simon is a senior partner with L.E.K. in Australia, based in the Sydney office. He has over 25 years of experience in strategy consulting in Australia / New Zealand, Asia and Europe. He advises major corporations and also works extensively in the public sector on policy and commercial issues. Simon leads L.E.K.’s Asia Pacific Transport practice, covering passenger and freight transport, roads, ports, shipping, rail, aviation and airports, but also consults widely across other industry sectors.
Michèle Dix CBE

Michèle Dix CBE

Managing Director | Crossrail 2

Michèle started her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) after completing her PhD in transport and land use planning before becoming a chartered civil engineer. She spent fifteen years in the private sector before joining Transport for London (TfL) in 2000 as director of Congestion Charging. Michele is now responsible for developing Crossrail 2 and gaining funding and powers for it. Michele is a visiting professor for UCL and is chair of an international committee PRESCOM for the UITP which promotes public transport research and best practice globally. Most recently, Michele has joined the Major Projects Association as a Board member and has become a Trustee for the London Transport Museum.
Clint Feuerherdt

Clint Feuerherdt

Chief Executive Officer | Transit Systems

Clint is responsible for leading the Transit Systems Group, growing a business that has a strong commitment to service delivery and workplace culture. Under his guidance, Transit Systems has been entrusted with more franchised bus service contracts than any other company in Australia. In 2012/13 Clint led the Group’s expansion into the United Kingdom, making Transit Systems the only Australian-owned multinational public transport operator. After further expanding into Singapore in 2015, the Group has established operations in some of the most respected public transport networks in the world and in 2018, became the largest private operator of Sydney’s bus network adding the Region 6 STA contract to its portfolio. In parallel to growing the bus division, Clint also led the Group to become the largest private operator of passenger and vehicle ferries in Australia, before negotiating the sale of the ferry division in 2015 to SeaLink Travel Group. With an investment banking background, Clint is regarded as a transport infrastructure expert. He is active in shaping transport policy in Australia and is a regular speaker at transport and infrastructure conferences. Clint graduated from the University of Queensland with an Honours Degree in Commerce and was awarded the University Medal.
Clare Gardiner – Barnes

Clare Gardiner – Barnes

Deputy Secretary | Transport for NSW

Clare Gardiner-Barnes is the Deputy Secretary of the Freight, Strategy and Planning Division of Transport for NSW. Clare has a broad remit, including road and maritime safety, innovation and research, freight industry, and the formulation of policy and legislation across all modes of transport. Clare leads strategic planning across Transport for NSW, including leading the State’s vision for transport over the next 40 years with Future Transport 2056. Clare is a board member of Roads Australia, and is committed to working with her State and Territory counterparts, to ensure regulatory change that supports the adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles. Before taking on leadership roles in Transport departments across Australia, Clare worked in in various executive positions in education and in the Department of Children and Families in the Northern Territory. Clare is an Executive Champion for women and flexibility and actively seeks opportunities to embed her values across Transport for NSW’s workforce of over 25,000 people.
Nicolas Gindt

Nicolas Gindt

Chief Executive Officer | Yarra Trams

Nicolas is a seasoned leader in the transportation industry, having held senior positions in rail passenger and freight organisations for more than 20 years. He has consistently delivered results in managerial leadership, operation, and customer experience. As Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Nicolas is accountable for ensuring the ongoing sustainability of Melbourne's tram network and building a service that will continue to meet the growing needs of the most liveable city in the world.
Karen Hayes

Karen Hayes

Chief Executive Officer | Guide Dogs Victoria

“To be presented with the opportunity to join one of Victoria’s most iconic and trusted organisations was a dream come true for me. Add to that the chance to lead a talented team of committed and passionate people who do truly extraordinary work: it made the decision to join a very easy one. The CEO role enables me to use my corporate skills, my not-for-profit experience and my community background to lead Guide Dogs Victoria through a process of significant change and challenge within the sector. Building on a solid foundation, we are taking Guide Dogs Victoria into the next phase. As a result of the ageing population, our dedicated and talented team is “Taking the Lead”: working to respond to a significant increase in the number of people with low vision who require our support.”
René Lalande

René Lalande

Chief Executive Officer | Transdev Australasia

René joined Transdev Australasia as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. As CEO, René oversees more than 5,800 Transdev employees that deliver multi-modal public transport services across Australasia. Prior to joining Transdev, René was Managing Director at Bombardier Transportation Australia. René has nearly 35 years of experience in the public transport, automotive and aerospace industries, and has held numerous senior executive roles, such as including Vice President Operations at both Heroux Devtek and Spectra Premium Industries. René brings to Transdev a wealth of expertise having worked in both international and local markets, with previous projects in Canada and Mexico. René holds two bachelor degrees in Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering from Sherbrooke University and post graduate studies in Software Engineering at École Polytechnique. He is a member of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Board, member of Monash University’s Infrastructure Advisory Board and a member of the Tourism and Transport Advisory Board.
Andrew Lezala

Andrew Lezala

Managing Director | Metro Trains Australia

Andrew started his career as a British Railways engineering graduate and has remained in the railways for almost 40 years. Andrew has been President of Daimler Chrysler’s worldwide metro business, CEO of Jarvis Rail and Metronet, as well as President of Bombardier Transportation’s Services Division. Having accumulated considerable international experience across multiple rail concerns, including a four year appointment to Beijing, he returned to Australia to lead Metro Trains Melbourne. He has since become Managing Director of Metro Trains Australia, a consortium of highly experienced rail and construction businesses comprising MTR Corporation, John Holland Group and UGL Rail. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IMechE and Engineers Australia, and Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Swinburne University and at RMIT.
Matthew Longland

Matthew Longland

Deputy Director-General | Queensland Department of Transport & Mains Roads

Matthew has been a member of the department’s Executive Leadership Team for four years and was appointed as Deputy Director-General, TransLink Division in December 2016. He is responsible for leading Queensland’s integrated passenger transport system, including bus, train, ferry, trams, personalised transport, long distance coaches, school bus services and subsidised air services. In this role, Matthew works closely with more than 1000 delivery partners to provide reliable, efficient and customer focussed services across the state. Matthew has led a range of functions across Transport and Main Roads and the former TransLink Transit Authority for the past 15 years, preceded by 2 years at the former Department of Local Government and Planning. Matthew also has experience working in the private sector locally and internationally.
Alicia Loxley

Alicia Loxley

Presenter & Reporter

Alicia Loxley is a Melbourne based journalist and is currently the weekend anchor for 9 News and host of Nine's 4pm news. Her career began at the ABC in radio, which took her to Perth for 5 years, where she became the lead anchor for ABC TV News. She also hosted the State-wide Drive program on ABC Local Radio. After returning to Melbourne as a reporter for 9 News, she again relocated to Sydney to join the Today Show team. Alicia has had a box seat to the biggest news stories of the past decade. She led Channel 9's Black Saturday bushfires coverage in 2009, was a key member of the network's Olympics team in London, and co-hosted Victoria Decides 2014. She's regularly hosted the Today Show and was a reporter for Channel 9's Inside Story. Alicia is an ambassador for the Lighthouse Foundation and Cancer Council Victoria.
Michel Masson

Michel Masson

Chief Executive Officer | Infrastructure Victoria

Michel Masson is Chief Executive Officer at Infrastructure Victoria, an independent body responsible for delivering Victoria’s first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy. Michel started his career at Deloitte before joining the Bollore Group where he held various senior finance positions in the transport and logistics division in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005 he joined Keolis as head of Finance and Operations for the International Division where he was responsible for leading public transport operations in seven countries and held various non-executive director positions in UK and German rail franchises. Michel was appointed CEO of Yarra Trams in 2009 and helped lead the development of Keolis Downer throughout Australia, before joining the Calibre group in 2014 to create and lead its Transport Infrastructure business. Michel is a graduate from the EDHEC Business School in France, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also completed the Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School. In 2017, Michel was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Technology from Swinburne University in recognition of his contribution to shaping infrastructure in Victoria. Michel became an Australian citizen in 2014.
Hon. Michael McCormack MP

Hon. Michael McCormack MP

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Transport & Infrastructure

Prior to entering Parliament Michael began professional life as a cadet with Wagga Wagga’s The Daily Advertiser. Aged 27 he was appointed to the newspaper’s editorship, becoming the youngest person appointed to edit a daily newspaper in Australasia at the time. During his career at the newspaper, Michael was a champion of many community issues. He is most proud of the significant part he played in helping to save Wagga Wagga’s Royal Australian Air Force base from closure in 1997, which not only resulted in the retention of the base but the expansion of its role in the region. Michael then established and ran a family-owned small publishing business in Wagga Wagga until his election to Parliament. Michael was elected as The Nationals’ Member for Riverina on 21 August 2010. Following the 2013 Federal Election, Michael was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and in September 2015 he was then appointed Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. Following the retirement of Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss in February 2016 Michael become the Assistant Minister for Defence. After the 2016 Federal Election, Michael was appointed Federal Small Business Minister – advocating for the nation's 3.2 million small businesses before becoming Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC just prior to Christmas 2017. On 26 February 2018, Michael became the 14th Leader of The Nationals and the 18th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. He also became the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
Mohamed Mezghani

Mohamed Mezghani

Secretary General | UITP

Mohamed Mezghani has been working for more than 25 years in public transport and urban mobility related fields. He is the Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) since 1/01/2018. He has been Deputy Secretary General of UITP from January 2014 to December 2017. Until then, he has worked at UITP as Senior Manager (1999-2001) and Knowledge Director (2001-2006) chairing the department developing knowledge-related services for UITP members. From 2006 till 2013, he has worked as independent consultant and Adviser to UITP on several technical assistance and training projects in Africa and the Middle-East. Before joining UITP, M. Mezghani has been working as consultant in the French group, BCEOM, (from 1990 to 1999) and in the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management, ADEME, (from 1988-1990). He has been graduated in Industrial Engineering (1987) from Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia and has a Master in Transport (1988) from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France.
Dr Gillian Miles

Dr Gillian Miles

Head | Transport for Victoria

Dr Gillian Miles was appointed the Lead Deputy Secretary of the Transport Group within the Department of Economic Development, Job, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) in 2015 and Head of Transport for Victoria (TfV) in 2017. TfV is the umbrella organisation that has overarching responsibility for the transport portfolio. TfV brings together the integrated planning, management and coordination of Victoria's transport system and the provision of integrated advice to Government. As Head of TfV Gill occupies a key leadership role within the Victorian Government on transport policy and strategic planning for a transport system that puts users first. Prior to this Gill was the Chief Executive Officer at the City of Greater Geelong in 2014 and 2015 and the Head of Strategy and Performance at the Transport Accident Commission in 2013 and 2014. Gill has 25 years of experience working in Victorian State Government in various roles including as the Deputy Secretary, Transport at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure and Department of Transport from 2009 to 2013. Prior to this Gill held the positions of Deputy Secretary at the Department of Planning and Community Development from 2007 to 2009 and Executive Director Regional Services at VicRoads from 2002 to 2007. Gill holds a Bachelor of Education, a Masters in Cultural Studies and a Doctorate of Business Administration.
Graeme Newton

Graeme Newton

Chief Executive Officer | Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Mr Graeme Newton has more than 25 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector. In the past 15 years he has led large-scale, high profile and complex infrastructure projects within the private and public sector, with a strategic and delivery-oriented approach as a senior executive leading billions of dollars’ worth of projects. As CEO for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Graeme is involved in extensive engagement and strategic policy advice for a range of Queensland and interstate government departments while leading the Authority to deliver a transformational project for Brisbane and wider SEQ. Graeme’s key strengths are in strategy, transformation and building high performing teams.
Katsuhiro Nishinari

Katsuhiro Nishinari

Professor | University of Tokyo

Katsuhiro Nishinari was born in Tokyo in 1967, Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1995. He is currently a professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, Japan, and the director of the crowd management research society. He is a member of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and an editor, Journal of Cellular Automata. He has published more than a hundred research papers in leading international journals, and wrote several books concerning traffic jam and applied mathematics. He has won awards for his work including “The 23th Scientific Publication Award in Japan by the book “Jamology”(in Japanese)” (2007), and NISTEP Award 2013 from National Institute of Science and Technology Policy.
Christoph Stadler

Christoph Stadler

Director APAC | moovel Group

As Director APAC, Christoph Stadler is responsible for activities of moovel Group GmbH related to the Asian-­Pacific region. Christoph has many years of experience in the field of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. Before joining moovel in March 2015, he worked for mytaxi –the biggest cap app in Europe. Over the past years, Christoph gathered a deep understanding of public transport, smart city solutions, the mobility-­ and start-­up industry.
Mark Streeting

Mark Streeting

Partner | L.E.K. Australia

Mark Streeting is a Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Transport & Travel practice. Mark is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading thinkers on surface transport, aviation and transport economics. He offers clients close to 30 years’ experience in this area, having previously worked with the Bureau of Transport Economics, the Commonwealth Department of Transport, the London Underground, Travers Morgan, Booz Allen Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mark is a member of the New Zealand government’s Future Technology Leadership Group and on the board of the International Public Transport Association Australia New Zealand (UITPANZ). Mark’s published thought leadership includes L.E.K.’s Executive InsightsMobility as a Service: The Next Transport Disruption” and “Contactless Payments and Open-Loop Ticketing.” 
Evan Tattersall

Evan Tattersall

Chief Executive Officer | Rail Projects Victoria

Evan Tattersall has 30 years' experience in construction across a number of sectors including the transport and building sectors. His extensive experience working in Melbourne's metropolitan rail environment includes Craigieburn Electrification Project and most recently leading one of the complex inner city packages on the $4.1 billion Regional Rail Link project. Evan was a Principal of Melbourne with Evans & Peck for 12 years and with Thiess as Construction Manager across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania for 10 years. As CEO of RPV, Evan oversees the planning, development and delivery of more than $12 billion of regional and metropolitan public transport infrastructure. The $1.57 billion Regional Rail Revival will upgrade every regional passenger line in Victoria, while the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project will untangle the City Loop so more trains can run to and from some of the city’s fastest growing suburbs. Evan is also responsible for the planning and development of a high speed rail link between Geelong and Melbourne and the future Melbourne Airport Link.
Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas

Director General | Transport Canberra and City Services

Emma Thomas is the Director-General for Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) and brings extensive experience in both the commercial and public sectors. Prior to leading TCCS, Emma was the Director-General of the Capital Metro Agency, delivering Canberra’s first stage of light rail. Prior to this, she was the State Rail Commissioner for South Australia and Deputy Chief Executive of Public Transport. She commenced her career as an aeronautical engineer in the Royal Australian Air Force. Emma is passionate about creating a simple and responsive customer experience and is excited to proudly deliver services to the people of Canberra.
Jeroen Weimer

Jeroen Weimer

Chief Executive Officer | Public Transport Victoria

Jeroen joined Public Transport Victoria in January 2015 as Executive Director, Performance & Contract Management, leading the management of franchise agreements and operating contracts for Metro Trains, Yarra Trams, V/Line and all bus contracts across Melbourne and regional Victoria. Jeroen also oversaw the introduction of Victoria’s successful Night Network, delivering all night public transport on weekends across the metropolitan network and key regional centres. Prior to joining PTV, Jeroen was Chief Operating Officer, UK Bus at FirstGroup plc, where he was responsible for the operation of over 6,000 buses and 17,000 staff operating across the UK and the turnaround of 40 regional bus businesses. Jeroen has also served as Managing Director, UK Transport for Serco Group plc, and as Chief Operating Officer, Surface Transport at Transport for London (TfL). Jeroen was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2016.
Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Partner Strategy & Transport Sector Leader | PwC Australia

Partner responsible for Strategy & transport business in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Robert has extensive experience across a broad range of transport consulting projects including pricing and rate of return studies, infrastructure and project evaluations, costing and financial appraisals and regulatory, institutional and strategic assignments. Over the last 29 years he has worked on consulting assignments for numerous government and private sector transport and logistics organisations in Australia and New Zealand and has also worked on consulting assignments in Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Robert has provided advice to various governments, regulators and operators in relation to structural reform, competition policy and commercial issues. He has undertaken a variety of commercial due diligence and commercial strategy assignments, for transport operators, private equity and other investors, focusing on market dynamics, market attractiveness and the investment rationale. Scope has included ports, mining railways, other bulk freight railways, intermodal and general freight operations.