I volunteer with AITPM because I get to collaborate and work with a bunch of passionate industry professionals, who are also just lovely people in general. My experience on the committee has expanded my knowledge and connections in the industry. Also, I find it rewarding to help deliver events for my peers.
Alice Shi, Associate Director, Urbis
As a recently arrived expat, I wanted to feel more connected to the industry. Volunteering with AITPM has allowed me not merely to meet others in our industry, but to strengthen my relationship with them by actively working together. I also believe that entities such as the AITPM has a role to play in disseminating information (and educating people), as we do via technical sessions. It therefore gives me a sense that I am contributing to the general betterment of the industry, which in turns improves better outcomes for clients, and ultimately results in a better world for the current and future generations.
Berino Lorio, Team Leader - Transport Modelling, SMEC
Professionally, I have developed key industry contacts and being a committee member has helped grow my confidence and leadership skills. On a personal level being a committee member help me stay connected to the working world whilst I was on maternity leave.
Manesha Ravji, Associate Director, Urbis
Participating on the AITPM committee has been valuable to gain exposure within the industry and grow my network (which has been crucial for me being still relatively new to transport). It has also been fantastic for my professional development, in particular through learning about all the great things being achieved within the industry (failures included!). Continued learning is important and is something I'm passionate about - AITPM offers this to its membership.
Anita McCracken, Manager, Road Safety Policy at RAC
Expectations of Branch Committee Members
Being on a Branch Committee is a great opportunity to engage within the industry, build connections, grow your experience and to give back to your professional community, but it also involves a level of personal and professional commitment.
It is expected that successful nominees will attend and actively contribute to all monthly committee meetings (either in person or virtually) or will give reasonable notice if unable to attend.
Generally, it is also expected and encouraged that each committee member will be responsible for, or involved in, the organisation of at least one technical or networking event per year.
Committee members are also encouraged to engage in activities that promote the profile of AITPM and the transport community, including engaging with members and external stakeholders. This may include attending events (AITPM or external events), activities with stakeholders such as local universities, or workshops with government and/or other industry and professional bodies. Committee members may also be involved in seeking sponsorship for AITPM activities and in promoting memberships and subscriptions.
Volunteering with AITPM is intended to be positive and rewarding experience, and we support and encourage diverse and inclusive committees. Where any committee member has specific needs to support their access to and inclusion in any committee or AITPM activities, we encourage that member (or other members of the committee) to advise of that need so that we can support their successful inclusion and involvement with AITPM.
Committee members are expected to act in the best interests of AITPM, to declare and manage any real or perceived conflicts of interest, and to abide by the AITPM Volunteer Code of Conduct.