Melinda Jane Pavey (née Shaw; born 1969) is the New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight since January 2017 in the Berejiklian-Barilaro government.
She has been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly since 2015, representing the seat of Oxley for The Nationals. Prior to this, she was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council between 2002 and 2015. At the time of becoming an MLC, she was the party's youngest New South Wales MP at the age of 33.
Mrs Pavey initially worked as a radio journalist with 2UW in Sydney, and in 1988 took up a position as a media officer for Matt Singleton, the then-NSW Minister for Administrative Services. Over the next decade, she worked for a number of MPs, including Deputy Premier Wal Murray (1990–1993), Minister for Consumer Affairs Wendy Machin (1993–1994) and National Party leader Ian Armstrong (1994–1997).
In her Parliamentary career, she has had numerous roles, including serving on the Parliamentary Committee on Children and Young People and the Health Care Complaints Commission. She has been the Shadow spokesperson for Emergency Services and the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health.
In December 2014, she was preselected by the Nationals as the party's candidate for the lower house seat of Oxley at the 2015 state election.
Mrs Pavey was sworn in as the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight on 30 January, 2017.
Tom is the Deputy Program Director for Metro Product and Integration at the Sydney Metro Delivery office. In this role, Tom is responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of product, technical, customer and precinct outcomes.
Tom has over 25 years’ experience in strategic urban, transport and infrastructure planning and delivery at the state and local government level. This work has involved the coordination of the private and public sectors in the development of land and the provision of urban services and infrastructure.
Prior to joining Sydney Metro, Tom was the Deputy Director General of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
Tim Poole has over 20 years of experience with the leadership and management of major infrastructure projects in Australia and overseas. He led Stage 1 of Gold Coast Light Rail on behalf of 3 levels of Government for the planning, business case and procurement phases, closing Australia’s first public transport PPP in 2011. Since then he has been involved in several urban renewal and transport projects in Sydney. He has been Project Director for the Parramatta Light Rail Project since March 2016 and was recently appointed by NSW Government as Program Director, responsible for a single comprehensive program for the urban transformation and transport projects within the Greater Parramatta to Olympic Peninsular Priority Growth Area.
Mr Simon Thomas is the Programme Director for the Inland Rail Programme at the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). In this role Mr Thomas is responsible for leading the project team and overseeing the delivery of the Programme’s construction elements.
Mr Thomas has over 28 years of major infrastructure project experience and has successfully delivered projects on time, to budget for major contractors and consultants within UK, Asia, Middle East & Australia. His previous roles include Project Director of Aurizon’s $904m Wiggins Island Rail Project, which is one of Australia’s largest rail infrastructure projects linking the new Coal Export Terminal in Gladstone with over 70km of new rail infrastructure.
During his time at Aurizon, in 2014 Mr Thomas was awarded Project Director High Commendation by the Australian Institute of Project Management for his work on the project.
Terry has more than 36 years’ experience in project management in the engineering and construction sectors, including natural resources, power transmission, rail transport, road and rail tunnelling and communication.
He has been involved in electrical and mechanical design and supply, installing and commissioning many of Australia’s road and rail tunnels, primarily with Alstom Australia and UGL Limited.
Terry has worked on major projects including Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Eastern Distributor, Epping to Chatswood rail, M5 East, and Lane Cove Tunnel, as well as tunnels in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of NSW, is a member of the Institute of Engineers and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kate is a lawyer by background and has a diverse range of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. Kate specialises in and enjoys leading large, multidisciplinary teams.
Kate started her career as a commercial lawyer at a law firm before moving in-house to the Port of Melbourne Corporation as in-house counsel. Kate then moved into a commercial role at Aurecon where she was the Victorian Advisory leader for three years before moving to Sydney as Aurecon’s NSW Advisory leader.
Kate is currently the Project Director, Future Transport at Transport for NSW and in this role is responsible for helping deliver the Future Transport Strategy, the long term 40 year vision for transport in NSW.
In 2014, Kate was awarded the Victorian National Association of Women In Construction Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Business Woman, and in 2016 was named in the Australian Financial Review’s Deloitte list of Australia’s 50 Outstanding LGBTI Executives.
Kate is involved in various philanthropic work and is the Co-Chair for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Marg Prendergast has been appointed to lead the Sydney Coordination office to oversee the planning and operations of traffic, transport and communications during the transformation of Sydney with various major transport projects and property redevelopments. Marg also manages the Transport Management Centre (TMC) and transport security.
Marg has qualifications in economics and town planning with over 30 years’ experience in transport including; data analysis, transport planning, safety, project management and the delivery of capital programs, operational initiatives and events.
Marg was Operations Planning Manager for the Olympic Roads and Transport Authority for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and managed the City precinct during Games time.
Marg has spent the last decade focused on safety initiatives and was the General Manager of the NSW Centre for Road Safety.
Dafydd leads the Consulting business in the Asia Pacific Region for global Expert Advisory and Consulting firm HKA, one of the world’s leading providers of advisory, consulting and expert services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.
Dafydd is a strategic advisor to senior executives at all levels of Government particularly in the transport, infrastructure and energy sectors.
In 20-year career that has spanned public and private sectors in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, Dafydd is recognised across the sector as an innovator, having been responsible for pioneering new practices in major project and program development and delivery.
Dafydd specialises in major and mega project development, and in developing the capacity and capability of major infrastructure businesses. He has advised on some of the most significant infrastructure developments in Australia and the United Kingdom including Sydney Metro and Thameslink. He has also led the reform and transformation of a large number of government organisations.
Dafydd has contributed to a number of publications including ‘Factors Behind Successful Creative Project Based Teams’; Inside the Innovation Matrix; and numerous others.
At present, Dafydd is working to establish a Hyperloop system in Australia. Hyperloop is the first new form of transport in over 100 years, which will have a profound and positive transformational effect on how we think about time and distance, and on how we live, work and travel.
David Hensher is Professor of Management, and Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at The University of Sydney. Educated in UK, Kenya and Australia, David is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, Recipient of the 2009 International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his long-standing and exceptional contribution to IATBR as well as to the wider travel behaviour community; Recipient of the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal for lifelong contribution to transportation. David is also the recipient of the Smart 2013 Premier Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management, the 2014 Institute of Transportation Engineers (Australia and New Zealand) Transport Profession Award, and the 2016 Award for Outstanding Research as part of the inaugural University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. Honorary Fellow of Singapore Land Transport Authority, and a Past President of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research. He has published extensively (over 600 papers) in the leading international transport journals and key journals in economics as well as 16 books. He has over 40,000 citations of his contributions in Google scholar. David has advised numerous government and industry agencies in many countries (notably Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and The Netherlands), appointment to Infrastructure Australia’s reference panel on public transport, and is called upon regularly by the media for commentary. David is a member of the Board of Advice of ITLS (Africa) at the University of Johannesburg.
Paul Bloxham is Chief Economist for HSBC in Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. He is also a key member of the HSBC Global Research team, working with 500 analysts across 87 markets to help formulate HSBC's unique global view of the world's economy. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul spent 12 years as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia where he held a range of different roles in the economics department, including heading up the overseas economies and financial conditions sections. Paul has published a number of papers, including on household finances, asset prices, monetary policy and global commodity price trends. Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television and a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to the Australian newspapers. Paul is an adjunct professor at Curtin University and a member of the Australian National University’s shadow reserve bank board. Paul holds a master’s degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.
Andrew was appointed as Project Director, Sydney Light Rail in August 2015.
A flagship project within the NSW Government’s strategic plan, the CBD and South East Light Rail will modernise Sydney’s public transport system, improve the reliability of CBD travel, revitalise the city centre, and create new urban environments along its alignment.
Over the last year Andrew has worked with the delivery contractor, the community, businesses and major stakeholders. Construction is underway along more than 50 per cent of the project corridor.
Prior to Transport for NSW, Andrew worked in senior executive roles in the private sector in Europe, the United States and Australia in engineering, infrastructure, resources, energy, and defence industries.
Leena is accountable for overseeing the capital redevelopment projects for WSLHD including the Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals Stage 2 works and Westmead Stage 1.
She represents WSLHD on all strategic capital projects with government departments and private organisations.
Simon Morgan is Director - Government & Communications with the Australian Logistics Council (ALC).
ALC is the peak national body representing the major and national companies participating in the Australian logistics industry, with a focus on national supply chain efficiency and safety.
Throughout 2017, ALC’s key focus is on the development of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, which was announced by the Prime Minister as part of his Annual Infrastructure Statement in November 2016.
ALC is committed to working with the freight logistics sector to ensure the Strategy is relevant to the needs of industry.
Prior to joining ALC, Simon was a political and policy advisor to a number of Federal MPs and Ministers, and was previously National Policy Advisor for the Facility Management Association of Australia.
Jane Fitzgerald is Executive Director of the New South Wales Division of the Property Council of Australia, leading the advocacy agenda at a time of enormous investment and change in the sector. Prior to her appointment, Jane was a senior executive with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and, amongst other roles, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. Previously, Jane was the Deputy Director-General of the NSW Ministry for Police and chief of staff to two ministers in the NSW Government. Jane has a law degree and an arts degree majoring in politics from the University of NSW. She is also a moderator with the Cranlana Programme, an independent organisation with a broad objective to cultivate wisdom in leadership.
Wendy was appointed as the NSW Federation of Housing Association’s CEO in March 2015. The Federation is the peak body for the not for profit housing industry in the State. In this role she represents the Federation in public and with external agencies and participates in a range of advisory, regulatory and consultative bodies.
Wendy has broad experience in senior managerial roles and as a non-executive director in a wide range of housing provider organisations – public and NFP, regulatory bodies, and specialist consultancies in the UK. Immediately before taking up the role with the Federation she worked at the NSW Regulator, in shaping and administering the National Regulatory System.
Wendy has degrees from both Oxford and Sydney Universities; graduating from the latter with an Executive Masters in Public Administration taught through the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. She is also is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing in the UK.
In response to the unprecedented population growth in NSW, the NSW Government is injecting over $4.2 billion into new and upgraded school infrastructure over the next four years – the largest in NSW education history. This includes over 1500 new classrooms in the next two years. In August 2017Anthony Manning was appointed as the Chief Executive of the new delivery-focused Schools Infrastructure NSW unit formed specifically to implement the School Assets Strategic Plan.
Prior to his current appointment, Anthony started with Health Infrastructure in 2008, when it was just beginning to reform the delivery of a similar long-term social infrastructure program in health.
Anthony played a key role in Health Infrastructure’s executive team, responsible for growing this highly successful enterprise from delivering $200 million of capital health projects per year in 2008 to more than $1 billion per year currently.
The HI delivery model, including Anthony’s innovative outsource procurement concept for the Northern Beaches Hospital (NBH); governance processes, procurement and stakeholder engagement strategies is already being followed by other NSW and Australian public sector delivery agencies. Largely contingent upon positive engagement with the consultant and construction market, his approach has reformed the way public health infrastructure and services can be delivered for the government and people of NSW.
Before emigrating from England to Australia in 2008, Anthony’s previous experience with Turner & Townsend, included project delivery for the Department of Health (UK), and Project Director for relocating the European headquarters of KPMG to Canary Wharf. The KPMG project included scoping the 40,000m2 facility, establishing new methods of working to enable greater business integration and an innovative strategy for incorporating property agents within the core team to ensure a successful acquisition costing GBP260 million and fit-out project of GBP80 million were completed.
Matt is an experienced strategic and environmental planner with over 25 years of experience in Australia and around the world. Matt brings a unique understanding of how to leverage the connections between economics, infrastructure, environmental and social condition, and then reflect this in a comprehensive and enduring planning solution. Matt currently leads Aurecon’s 300 strong global Environmental and Planning team.
Glenn Geers is Principal Technology Leader, ITS at ARRB; Australia's largest, independent transport research organisation. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales; and is a member of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and Association of Computing Machinery. Glenn holds honours degrees in electrical engineering and theoretical physics and received his PhD in the field of computational electromagnetism. He is on the editorial board of GeoInformatica. From 1994 to 2005 Glenn worked on biometrics, image processing and distributed systems at CSIRO and in private industry. In 2005 Glenn joined National ICT Australia (NICTA) as Systems Engineering Manager, Intelligent Transport Systems. From 2010 to 2015 he held the role of Technology Director, Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics at NICTA. During the same period he was a Director of ITS Australia.
Andrew Chapman is one Australian UAV's directors, and oversees their operations in NSW. Andrew has a background in aviation, technology, digital imagery and computer graphics. A leader in the new drone industry, he has previously founded a successful drone company while living in Canada and also served as a member of the Board at Unmanned Systems Canada, the national industry body. Andrew has strong skills in project management, digital image processing, technology and aviation. He holds pilot licenses in Australia and Canada, and has been flying remotely piloted aircraft of various forms since age 7. He has a strong vision for the future of the industry and is incredibly driven and excited by all the possibilities and efficiencies that this new technology can bring to various industries and special projects.
Chris Johnson is the CEO of Urban Taskforce Australia, an organisation that represents the property industry. In this role Chris has produced research papers on the structure of local government in NSW and publications on the future of our cities. He worked closely with local government as Executive Director in the NSW Department of Planning in developing the Housing Code, plans for regional cities and urban renewal generally. Before this he was NSW Government Architect for 10 years, a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee, the Heritage Council of NSW and many government committees. Chris has written or edited over a dozen books on urban planning, architecture and cities. He has been adjunct professor at 3 Sydney universities and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.
Amanda Chadwick is the Executive Director, Office of Housing Coordination at Department of Planning and Environment. The Office of Housing Coordination was established to ensure the delivery of the Government’s housing policies.
Until recently, Amanda was the Administrator of the newly City of Parramatta Council. Amanda is an economist and lawyer who has worked in various executive roles across the NSW Government for nearly 20 years.
Craig Butler is Penrith City Council’s Assistant General Manager. His formal qualification is a Bachelor of Applied Science – Environmental Health which equips him with understanding of the relationships between the environment and human settlement and their impacts upon each other. He is responsible for the city’s key regional and strategic challenges and opportunities. His responsibilities include planning, strategy, government relations, communications and marketing, partnerships and advocacy – all directed toward creating a future Penrith that is more productive, more resilient and more liveable.
Anand Thomas is the Program Director for the Newcastle Transport Program in Transport for NSW. He is an engineer and has a Masters in Engineering Construction and Management. He has successfully delivered numerous rail infrastructure projects. Anand also enjoyed the time he spent in the Olympic Co-ordination Authority where he managed the construction of the Beach Volleyball venue. Anand loves to travel and enjoys the drive to Newcastle a couple of times each week.
Greg Dyer became Chief Executive Officer with Parramatta City Council in February 2014.
Greg graduated with degrees in economics and law from the University of Sydney, before qualifying as a chartered accountant with KPMG.
Devoting 10 years to the firm, he then moved to a senior finance position with Australian Consolidated Press and later to Murdoch Magazines as the Finance Director. He then took the CFO role at publicly listed APN News and Media, taking responsibility for Australia’s largest extensive outdoor advertising portfolio in Australia and New Zealand.
Subsequent roles in the property sector included country head (CFO) of Mulpha Australia Ltd, a Malaysian-based property company acquiring, developing and managing a range of property and lifestyle investments including Sanctuary Cove in Queensland, the Norwest Business Park, hotels and integrated residential and commercial developments.
Consolidating this experience, Greg moved on to become Finance Director with Top 50 ASX-listed property company Mirvac Group, before his current position at Parramatta.
Michael has served as Service Manager Transport Planning with City of Parramatta Council since October 2016. He has 14 years of experience in transport planning and traffic engineering. Before moving to Parramatta, he worked in consulting and programmed active travel projects for Roads ACT in Canberra. He began his career in local government in the US, where he worked with residents and the road authority to design Local Area Traffic Management Plans, and worked with developers on required travel plans. His qualifications include a master's degree in Urban Planning from University of Virginia and a master's degree in Transport Engineering from Virginia Tech in the United States. Michael is the immediate past President of the ACT division of the Planning Institute of Australia.
Leander has been in the software industry for the last 5 years, he began in the industry helping customers transition to BIM through Revit, but seeing the huge potential in construction software he made the move to Plangrid where he helps customers in the field every day become more efficient and grow their businesses.
Sebastian Smyth is the Executive Manager, City Access and Transport at the City of Sydney. In this role, he focusses on delivering the Green, Global and Connected outcomes of the City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 Strategy.
Given the massive investment in transport, Sebastian also spends much of his time working with NSW Government teams to help them better understand in detail the people and places that will be served (and impacted by) major projects.
Prior to working at the City, Sebastian played a major part in the planning of the CBD and South East Light Rail and developed the Sydney City Centre Access Strategy – the integrated transport plan to prepare Sydney for the arrival of light rail.
Camilla is the Executive Director Motorways for Roads and Maritime, responsible for managing the future development and current operations of Sydney's Motorway network, including tolling services. This includes the management of dozens of contractual arrangements across the full range of planning, investigation, design, construction and operation of Motorways and tolling services.
Camilla is a civil engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the development, delivery, structuring and financing of transport and other large infrastructure projects. During this time she developed extensive experience in in leading Public Private Partnerships in Australia and internationally including the Transmission Gully PPP in New Zealand and the New Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide.
Before she joined Roads and Maritime in August this year, Camilla was the Project Director, Head of Development at Pacific Partnerships, a division of CIMIC, where she lead the development of some the largest Public Private Partnerships in Australia.
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