National Traffic & Transport Conference, Adelaide, 30 July - 2 August 2019

Speakers


This year we have an world class line-up of international and local keynote speakers from across our industry joining us in Perth.

Keynote Speakers

Paul Steely White

Paul Steely White

Executive Director, Transport Alternatives

Paul Steely White is the Executive Director of Transport Alternatives NYC’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking and public transportation

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Paul Steely White is Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking and public transportation.

Before joining Transportation Alternatives in April 2004, he served as Africa Regional Director for the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a non-profit group based in New York City. In 2011, Mr. White was selected to receive the Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal, which recognizes those whose creative uses of the urban environment build a more diverse, dynamic, and equitable city.

In 2015, Paul was recognized by the New York Academy of Medicine for his work to make New York City streets safer and healthier.

He relishes his weekends, largely spent frolicking on the Brooklyn waterfront with his wife Zoe, eight-year-old daughter Anna Jane and his two-year-old twins, Ivy and Ray.

Tim Armitage

Tim Armitage

Director, Arup

Tim Armitage, from Arup in London is the Director of the UK AutoDrive project which is leading the charge into introducing driverless vehicles across the UK.

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Tim Armitage is an Associate Director in Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research Group, where he leads on Future Transport Systems.  Tim’s work embraces all forms of mobility and he is an expert in the development and in-service introduction of innovative solutions.

Tim’s projects have delivered strategic consulting advice to the public and private sector, including the design and delivery of projects involving highly innovative technologies and systems.

Tim is Project Director for UK Autodrive – an ambitious three-year project trialling the use of connected and self-driving vehicles in two UK cities.  In addition to this, Tim is leading programmes which include assessing the feasibility of high-speed autonomous busses in an urban environment, and developing strategic options for the adoption of autonomous systems at a major airport.

Rick Donnelly

Rick Donnelly

Vice President and Technical Fellow, WSP

Rick Donnelly is a Vice President and Technical Fellow with WSP and has over 30 years of experience in travel modelling and simulation.

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Rick Donnelly is a vice president and technical fellow at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, with 30 years of experience in travel modeling and simulation. He has focused in recent years on activity-based modeling of person and freight flows at the urban and statewide levels, as well as agent-based simulation of defense logistics systems. Rick is presently leading the design of a bilevel integrated economic-transport model for the province of Ontario (Canada), as well as high-speed rail forecasts of the Texas Department of Transportation. He has also actively involved in developing data-driven forecasting frameworks, based on the fusion of big data, stated preference surveys, and discrete event simulations.

Over the past decade, Rick has also led the design of statewide travel forecasting models in Arizona, Maryland, and North Carolina. During that time he also convened an internationally prominent peer review panel to advise the California High-Speed Rail Authority on ridership forecasting, after considerable controversy over the forecasts and models used to build them came under withering public scrutiny. He has also spent considerable time defending the forecasts in court, as well as serving as an expert advisor in litigation related to failed tolling projects in New South Wales. His experience in these legal realms has altered his ideas about how travel forecasting should be carried out.

Rick has a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Melbourne. In addition to his work at WSP he is also a visiting scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and co-chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Travel Forecasting Resources (ABD45). He is also a member of the Association for European Transport’s freight and logistics committee, and highly interested in the impacts of artificial intelligence and increasing automation on society, and implications for transport planning.

Nicole Lockwood

Nicole Lockwood

Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce

Nicole Lockwood is the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce leading the long term freight and logistics planning for WA.

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Nicole is the Principal of Lockwood Advisory, providing strategic advice to government and the private sector in the areas of integrated planning, infrastructure and digital enablement.

She is a board member of Water Corporation, Infrastructure Australia, Tourism WA and the Internet of Things Alliance Australia.  She is the Chair of the Freight and Logistics Council and MNG Surveying and the Deputy Chair of Leadership WA.  For the last year she has been a member of the Expert Panel to lead the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities and is the Chair of the Westport Taskforce.  Previously she was a Director at KPMG leading the Government team in Management Consulting.  She resided in the Pilbara for 7 years until 2012 holding numerous governance roles including Shire President of the Shire of Roebourne.  Nicole is a lawyer having working in public and private practice.

 Caspar Baum

Caspar Baum

Director Aviation of Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Mr Caspar Baum is the Director Aviation of Surbana Jurong Private Limited, a 100% Temasek owned Singapore GLC.

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Based in Singapore Caspar is a senior airport developer with extensive experience in the aviation industry, encompassing a range of projects from new build airport facilities, optimising existing facilities and operations as well as preparing airports for special events such as the Olympic Games. Educated as a professional architect his focus is on airport Terminal facilities and Aprons including master planning, sizing, facility space programs, processing and performance requirements. He also operates passenger Terminals for special events and Peak operation. He furthermore has been involved in major airport transactions over the last decade such as Athens International Airport, Sydney International Airport and the privatization of the Portuguese Airports of the ANA Group.

Caspar is Director for Aviation with Surbana Jurong Pte in Singapore. He has a leading position for the SJ scope of the extensive Changi East expansion programme such as the 3rd runway, the Terminal 5 building as well as the interconnecting tunnels between today’s Changi West and the future Changi East.

He before held the position as Head of Aviation Asia Pacific for EC Harris / Arcadis for 5 years. Key projects during that period were Beijing’s New International Airport at Daxing, Hong Kong International Airport and KLIA. Furthermore Caspar and his team had extensive involvement in strategic Business Aviation projects such as HKBAC in Hong Kong, Subang KL, Macau, Seletar Singapore and Metrojet’s 10 year business plan.

Before Caspar was Head of Innovation and Development at Athens Int’l Airport. Furthermore, his international consulting team of Athens Int’l Airport advised on major airport projects such as Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, T3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport and Dubai Int’l Airport.

Caspar was a member of the Executive team responsible for the planning and operation of Athens International Airport during the Olympic Games in 2004 and the coordinator for the airport arrival and departure processes of Beijing Capital International Airport for the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008.

Mark Davey

Mark Davey

Incoming Executive General Manager of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA)

Mark Davey is a highly qualified aviation executive, with 30 years’ experience. He has recently been promoted to Executive General Manager of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

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Mark Davey is a highly qualified aviation executive, with 30 years’ experience. In 1988, Mark commenced his career as a Pilot and Check Captain at QantasLink before being promoted to the role of Chief Pilot and Manager of Flying Operations in 2000. Mark’s strong leadership capability was recognised when he became Chief Operating Officer at Network Aviation Australia (Network), providing FIFO services to the resources industry in Western Australia, where he was instrumental in formulating and implementing Network’s business strategy and managing a successful fleet expansion program. Having a strong operational focus, Mark became Head of Flight Operations at Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) in 2014, where he strengthened VARA’s operational performance and team member engagement rating year to year. Mark’s extensive experience in the aviation industry and his in-depth understanding of the charter business model was recently recognised with his promotion to the role of Executive General Manager of VARA. He will commence in this role in May 2018.

John Carey, MLA

John Carey, MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

In his professional career, John has worked as a journalist in print, radio and TV, as well as a parliamentary adviser to previous WA Premiers, Dr Geoff Gallop and Alan Carpenter.

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In his professional career, John has worked as a journalist in print, radio and TV, as well as a parliamentary adviser to previous WA Premiers, Dr Geoff Gallop and Alan Carpenter.  John then worked as a lobbyist for the Pew Environment Group to successfully advocate for the creation of a Great Kimberley Marine Park. Elected as the Mayor of the City of Vincent in 2013 and again in 2015, he championed a significant reform program of Vincent –  ensuring the council become a leader in transparency and accountability standards in the local government sector, cutting red tape and driving vibrant town centres and main streets.

Now as the Member for Perth from 2017, he is Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and the Minister for Transport and Planning. In his first year as the Member of Perth, he organised the Perth City Summit, attended by 350 residents, small businesses and property owners to drive new ideas to renew perth City and make it better place to live, work and play.

A/ Professor Douglas Tomkin

A/ Professor Douglas Tomkin

Business Director, Designing Out Crime Research Centre (DOC), University of Technology Sydney

Over the past ten years Douglas has been engaged with the Terrorism Protection Unit, NSW Police Force on numerous projects including safeguarding the Sydney Opera House, protection of Sydney transport hubs and other places of mass gathering with an emphasis on special event management.

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Over the past ten years Douglas has been engaged with the Terrorism Protection Unit, NSW Police Force on numerous projects including safeguarding the Sydney Opera House, protection of Sydney transport hubs and other places of mass gathering with an emphasis on special event management. In addition to these projects Douglas collaborates with Corrections NSW and Courts on a variety of projects involving design. Prior to joining DOC Douglas was Head of School Design at UTS, CEO Hong Kong Design Innovation, and research fellow at the Royal College of Art in London.

Conference Contact: Zoe Wilks – 2018 National Conference Convenor

+61 421 324 720 | zoe.wilks@arup.com

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