Alana Newbrook

Alana Newbrook is the Chief Executive Officer of SYSTRA. An engineer for over 20 years, Alana has worked in the transport, defence, and energy sectors, and has deep expertise in the set up and delivery of major infrastructure projects. Before she joined SYSTRA, Alana was the Director of Advisory in Australia at WSP. Alana has […]

Brendan Cassels

Brendan is a chartered civil and structural engineer and an Arup Associate. He acts as Arup’s subject matter expert in Trackslab design for Australasia undertaking design and client advice roles on projects such as Gold Coast Light Rail, Cross River Rail, Sydney Metro, Melbourne Metro, Inland Rail and the Integrated Train Testing Facility in Singapore. […]

Stephen Rutherford

Stephen is the Global Director of Transport Planning at Jacobs, responsible for developing and applying thought leadership, innovation and delivering global experience locally. He has over 35 years of experience in transport planning and has worked in more than 40 countries.  He was resident in Asia for 10 years, working on many infrastructure projects. He led […]

Franco Fanucci

Franco has worked in the field of railroad maintenance for 16 years with a focus equipment that maintains ballast and grade. A mechanical engineer by trade he has designed and supported delivery of equipment to customers around the world. His current role involves furthering the understanding of benefits and costs associated with ballast maintenance and […]

Peter Lensink

Peter Lensink Chief Officer & Managing Director Transdev New Zealand Peter Lensink is Chief Officer & Managing Director of Transdev New Zealand, responsible for Transdev’s rail, bus, coach and rideshare services in Aotearoa. He’ll take on the role of Chair of ARA’s Passenger Operators Executive in November and was previously a board member of TrackSAFE […]

Diogo Taddei

Diogo Taddei is a sports architect and planner (and enthusiast) with nearly 20 years of experience in the field. He began his career as part of the design team of Rio’s Olympic Stadium Nilton Santos and since then he has been engaged in a vast number of projects and sports events, including the FIFA World […]

Rob Hill

Interim COO Metro Trains Melbourne Improving performance for passengers today and into the future is a priority at Metro Trains Melbourne. Rob Hill is the General Manager – Network Performance. He leads the team responsible for ensuring the Metropolitan rail network runs safely and reliably, to keep Melbourne moving. With a continuous improvement a priority, Rob’s team […]

Peter Reidy

Peter Reidy re-joined KiwiRail as Chief Executive in August 2022.He had previously held the same position from 2014 to 2018, before holding the role of CEO Fletcher Construction from 2018-2022.Prior to KiwiRail, Peter was CEO of Downer New Zealand, and then held senior leadership roles with Downer Group in Australia and Singapore, including Board roles […]

Sue McCarrey

Sue McCarrey has been in the position of Australia’s National Rail Safety Regulator since December 2014. Sue oversees the nation’s standalone Rail Safety National Law and works with industry, governments and unions to ensure a safe rail system for the community.  Under her leadership, the ONRSR has matured into a fully formed national operation that […]

Steve Butcher

Steve has over 41 years’ experience in the rail industry and is regarded as one of the most experienced global rail experts, having worked in the UK, Middle East, India, USA, Australia and Asia Pacific regions. Steve’s role as the Executive General Manager for John Holland Rail & Transport, is responsible for planning, leading and […]

Rochelle Reynolds

Rochelle is currently Executive Director Operations at V/Line Corporation and has held a number of senior operational roles at V/Line Corporation including General Manager Customer Operations and General Manager Business and Transformation. V/Line is Australia’s largest regional public transport operator. Rochelle has a legal and governance background and has held Executive roles across the transport […]

Richard Cohen

Richard is the Managing Director Port, Rail & Core Services for the Rio Tinto iron ore business. He has accountability for the end to end supply chain moving iron ore from 16 mines across the Pilbara through the rail network and on to customers via four ports terminals at Dampier and Cape Lambert.Richard is also […]

Murray Cook

Murray Cook has spent over 20 years developing broad business experience in the resources and infrastructure sectors. He was previously Executive Director at Arc Infrastructure following two years as Vice President Operations at Brookfield Infrastructure Group Australia, the parent company of Arc Infrastructure.  Prior to his role at Brookfield, Murray spent five years with Brookfield Rail in […]

Jesse Baker

Jesse Baker is a Mechanical Engineer, a member of the Association of Project Managers and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Originally from manufacturing/automotive he moved into the UK railway in 2004, initially in research, and later moving to strategy where his work was concerned with long term development of their railway (time horizons of […]

Paul D’Alessio

As Chief Executive Officer of Auckland One Rail, Paul has the privilege of leading New Zealand’s largest passenger train operator, providing train operations and management of train maintenance under contract to Auckland Transport. Auckland One Rail draws on the resources and extensive experience of the joint venture partners, ComfortDelGro Transit (CDGT) and UGL, to deliver […]

Benedicte Colin

Benedicte brings over 25 years’ experience in leadership and investment roles in the infrastructure sector, with a particular focus in operations and asset management. She is passionate about delivering and operating projects that improve the life of communities and leaving a long lasting legacy. Benedicte was previously the Senior Investment Director at global investment group […]