Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference 2019

18-19 June 2019
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, QLD

Speakers

Matthew Longland |
Matthew Longland

Deputy Director General Department of Transport and Main Roads

Councillor Adrian Schrinner
Councillor Adrian Schrinner

Deputy Mayor, Chairman – Public and Active Transport Committee Brisbane City Council

Councillor Lyn McLaughlin
Councillor Lyn McLaughlin

Mayor Burdekin Shire Council

Graeme Newton |
Graeme Newton

Chief Executive Officer Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Lucinda Hoffman |
Lucinda Hoffman

General Manager (Strategic Policy) Department of Transport and Main Roads

Damian Gould |
Damian Gould

Chief Executive Officer Building Queensland

Miranda Blogg |
Miranda Blogg

Director – Cooperative and Automated Vehicles Department of Transport and Main Roads

Ishra Baksh
Ishra Baksh

Executive Director - Mobility as a Service Program Management Office Department of Transport and Main Roads

Dr. David Harris |
Dr. David Harris

Research Director – Low Emissions Technologies CSIRO Energy

Nick Wellwood
Nick Wellwood

Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Burdekin Shire Council

Carl Bruhn |
Carl Bruhn

Executive GM Planning and Infrastructure Gold Coast Airport

Ken Deutscher |
Ken Deutscher

Project Manager - Light Rail Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Will MacDonald |
Will MacDonald

Regional Manager – Northern Seymour Whyte Group

Matthew Hamlet |
Matthew Hamlet

Optimisation Lead Manager BRIDJ

Ross Ullman |
Ross Ullman

Project Director - Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Sunshine Coast Council Built Infrastructure Group

Andry Rakotonirainy
Andry Rakotonirainy

Deputy Director Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland University of Technology

Rachel Smith |
Rachel Smith

Author of Decongestion Transport Planner

Jeremy Christoforatos
Jeremy Christoforatos

Regional Sales Manager PlanGrid

Dr. Marc Miska
Dr. Marc Miska

Senior Lecturer – Civil Engineering and the Built Environment Queensland University of Technology

Maria James
Maria James

Trade & Business Development Executive Port of Townsville Limited

Speaker name to be confirmed
Speaker name to be confirmed

Project Manager Port of Brisbane

Matthew Longland

Matthew Longland

Deputy Director General, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Matthew is the Deputy Director-General of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the head of TransLink.

TransLink is responsible for delivering Queensland’s integrated passenger transport system, including bus, train, ferry, trams, personalised transport, long distance coaches, school bus services and subsidised air services.

In his role Matthew is accountable for an annual operating budget of $2.6 billion and works closely with more than 500 delivery partners across Queensland to provide reliable, efficient and customer focussed services across the state.

Councillor Adrian Schrinner

Councillor Adrian Schrinner

Deputy Mayor, Chairman – Public and Active Transport Committee, Brisbane City Council

Adrian Schrinner is the Deputy Mayor of Brisbane and the Chairman of the City’s Public and Active Transport Committee with special responsibility for Brisbane Metro. He has served as the local Councillor for the Ward of Chandler in Brisbane’s south eastern suburbs since 2005.  Prior to the Election Cr Schrinner served as the Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee, Adrian was responsible for overseeing the management of more than $9 billion in city assets, including 5,700km of roads, 900 sets of traffic signals, more than 500 bridges and 2,000 culverts. He has also overseen many major projects, such as the successful completion of the $1.5 billion Legacy Way Tunnel.  He lives in the suburb of Carindale with his wife Nina and their three young children, Octavia, Wolfgang and Monash.

Councillor Lyn McLaughlin

Councillor Lyn McLaughlin

Mayor, Burdekin Shire Council

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.

His vast experience and expertise in the industry has seen him awarded with the National Award for Excellence and the QUT Outstanding Alumni Award. Graeme was appointed by the Premier of Queensland in 2011 as the first CEO of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority. 

Over the years Graeme has worked in a range of different infrastructure leadership roles including the role of Director-General for the Department of Infrastructure and Planning where he was a key decision maker for Queensland, leading major infrastructure, investments, planning and project delivery. He was also appointed as Coordinator-General under the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld) and has most recently worked for Deloitte Australia as Lead Partner for the Queensland Government with a national focus on the delivery of large, complex and high-profile infrastructure and major capital projects.

In his current role as CEO of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Graeme is leading the delivery of the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project, which will transform SEQ's public transport network once complete. This role involves extensive engagement and strategic policy advise for a range of interstate, Queensland and local government departments. Shortlisted contractors for the two major work packages (Tunnel, Stations and Development, and Rail, Integration and Systems) have recently been announced and the project has moved into the procurement phase. Graeme’s key strengths are in strategy, transformation and building high performing teams.

Lucinda Hoffman

Lucinda Hoffman

General Manager (Strategic Policy), Department of Transport and Main Roads

Lucinda is currently General Manager (Strategic Policy) at the Department of Transport and Main Roads, overseeing the research and implementation of some of the departments most innovative projects including the Queensland Government’s nation leading Electric Vehicle Strategy.

Lucinda has had a management career spanning almost two decades and was most recently the Director, ‘Cities Transformation Taskforce,’ involved in progressing the South East Queensland City Deal at Queensland Treasury.

Damian Gould

Damian Gould

Chief Executive Officer, Building Queensland

Miranda Blogg

Miranda Blogg

Director – Cooperative and Automated Vehicles, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Dr Miranda Blogg is the Director of the Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.  Miranda has worked for the department for the last 4 years, and prior to was a consultant working both in Australia and the United States.  Miranda is a registered civil engineer with a PhD in traffic engineering, and has specialised in traffic engineering, transport planning and research for over 20 years.

Ishra Baksh

Ishra Baksh

Executive Director - Mobility as a Service Program Management Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Ishra joined the Queensland Public Service in 2006, as part of the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Graduate Program, and has experience working in the public and private sector environment to drive positive outcomes for customers.

She has primarily worked within the Department across strategy and delivery areas, often working in partnership with government and industry to improve the customer experience. Ishra has also taken opportunities to work in the consultancy space, within the transport and insurance sector, building strong working relationships in complex environments with a range of stakeholders.

As Executive Director (Mobility as a Service, Program Management Office), Ishra is responsible for the initial establishment and activation of the Department’s future focus on mobility in the transport sector.

Dr. David Harris

Dr. David Harris

Research Director – Low Emissions Technologies, CSIRO Energy

David leads CSIRO's Low Emissions Technologies Program which is focussed on providing technology pathways for low emissions renewable and coal based technologies to increase efficiencies and reduce costs of greenhouse gas reduction options while ensuring secure and sustainable energy supply. The LET program comprises approximately 100 staff working across the major energy technology sectors including Solar Thermal and PV technologies; advanced fossil fuel, thermal and electrochemical energy processes; hydrogen energy systems; and emissions monitoring, modelling and management.

David has over 30 years research experience in fundamental and applied aspects of combustion, gasification and energy systems. David has published on a wide range of advanced coal and energy technologies with particular emphasis on coal and coke reactivity, high temperature & high-pressure reactions, coal combustion and gasification and their applications in metallurgical and low emissions power generation technologies. David established CSIRO’s high-pressure gasification research facilities at the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies which provides unique capabilities for advanced gasification, syngas processing, gas separation and hydrogen energy systems research and development.

David’s team has well-established collaborative links with the major energy research and technology institutions within Australia and extensive research links with international research organisations and technology development companies in Japan, China, Korea, Europe, USA, India and South Africa.

Nick Wellwood

Nick Wellwood

Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services, Burdekin Shire Council

Carl Bruhn

Carl Bruhn

Executive GM Planning and Infrastructure, Gold Coast Airport

Ken Deutscher

Ken Deutscher

Project Manager - Light Rail, Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Will MacDonald

Will MacDonald

Regional Manager – Northern, Seymour Whyte Group

Matthew Hamlet

Matthew Hamlet

Optimisation Lead Manager, BRIDJ

Ross Ullman

Ross Ullman

Project Director - Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion, Sunshine Coast Council Built Infrastructure Group

An experienced and qualified Senior Project Management Specialist involved in delivering numerous infrastructure
projects across Queensland.

  • Built on 40 years of hands-on experience in the engineering and construction industry, predominantly in major
    infrastructure development involving road and bridge construction. Has been involved at some stage, in every
    major road development project for the local TMR Regional Office over the last 20 years.
  • Held senior management roles within Transport and Main Roads before establishing his own civil engineering consultancy practice based here on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Experience in client side Contract Administration of major civil infrastructure contracts throughout Queensland with over 30 years in various roles including Superintendent, Superintendent’s Representative and Principal’s Representative.
  • Also worked on the contractor side providing Project Management and Contractual advice and services to a contractor involved in a Performance Incentivised Cost Reimbursable contract for restoration of flood damage in the Mackay area.
  • A recent highlight was the role of Contract Superintendent for all upgrade works on the DTMR Peak Downs Highway infrastructure associated with the $6.5 Billion BMA Caval Ridge Mine development. This work consisted of 7 separate contracts with three different contractingn organisations.
  • Appointed to the role of Project Director Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project on 1 August 2016 after having provided consultancy advice during the earlier part of year.

Andry Rakotonirainy

Andry Rakotonirainy

Deputy Director, Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland University of Technology

Professor Andry Rakotonirainy is the Deputy Director of CARRS-Q and leads the  Intelligent Transport System  (ITS) Human factor research program within CARRS-Q. He has 20 years of research and management experience in computer science and brings advanced expertise in road safety and ITS.

He has authored over 240 internationally refereed papers in prestigious conferences and journals. He is a member of the ARC College of Expert.   He has been awarded 10 Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Author of Decongestion, Transport Planner

Jeremy Christoforatos

Jeremy Christoforatos

Regional Sales Manager, PlanGrid

Jeremy graduated from Wollongong University with honours in Civil Engineering and Commerce in 2012. His involvement in the construction industry dates back to 2010 during the time of the Shanghai construction boom, while the city was preparing for the World Expo. Since then he has been in concrete and precast from a manufacturing and cost engineering standpoint, then transitioning to technology after realising the lack of coordination and communication on sites. Jeremy's near future goal is the help enable the construction industry to go digital.

Dr. Marc Miska

Dr. Marc Miska

Senior Lecturer – Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology

Maria James

Maria James

Trade & Business Development Executive, Port of Townsville Limited

Maria James has been part of the Port of Townsville Limited team for 10 years, and for the past four years has managed the trade development team.  Maria’s role focusses on identifying and capitalizing on trade development opportunities for the port across the mining, agriculture, fuel, automotive and renewable energy industries.

Beginning her career as a graduate economist with the Commonwealth Department of Defence, Maria spent nearly 20 years working in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America in Further Education and National/International Rugby administration before settling in Townsville.

A born and bred North Queenslander, Maria is passionate about the Northern Australia region and being part of its development. 

Maria holds a Bachelor of Economics (James Cook University), and an Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Canberra Institute of Technology).  She holds a number of volunteer positions, most notably Chair of the Pimlico State High School’s Independent School Council.

Speaker name to be confirmed

Speaker name to be confirmed

Project Manager, Port of Brisbane

 

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