He was sworn in as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure in the Baird Government in 2015. In March 2019 Premier Gladys Berejiklian expanded his portfolio to include Transport and Roads. Andrew was also named Leader of the House.
As Minister, Andrew is overseeing a record $52.9 billion spend on public transport and roads over the next four years, on top of the $58.3 billion the NSW Liberals & Nationals has already spent on public transport since winning Government in 2011.
The state’s transport and infrastructure revolution is well underway with the opening of mega projects Newcastle Light Rail in 2018 and Northwest Metro in May this year. Sydney Light Rail, NorthConnex and WestConnex are also just around the corner, and progress is well underway on Metro City and Southwest, which will include the first rail tunnel under Sydney Harbour.
Transport of the future is a key interest of Andrews and he is excited about combining technology, innovation and transport. He believes customer experience should be at the centre of all transport, and overseeing both Roads and Transport portfolios means he has an unprecedented opportunity to design and build an integrated network of roads and public transport. This, combined with evolving transport technologies including contactless payments, autonomous and electric vehicles and on-demand transport will provide more reliable, comfortable and efficient options for customers now and into the future.
From Bathurst in Central West NSW, Paul recognises that improved transport and road infrastructure are key to unlocking opportunity and increasing connectivity for communities and businesses in regional areas.
A former school teacher and mayor, Paul was first elected to Parliament as the Member for Bathurst in 2011. One of the key drivers behind his entry to State politics was the need for a daily return rail service between Bathurst and Sydney – a service delivered in 2012 and now known as the Bathurst Bullet.
Paul has been a Minister in the NSW Government since 2014, overseeing key policy reform in local government, Crown lands, forestry and racing. In 2019, he became the Deputy Leader of the NSW Nationals.
He and his wife Joanne live in Bathurst with their three children Rhayne, Keely and Scout.
Transportation Authority (CCTA).
Randy was appointed by the CCTA Board on April 16, 2010. In his
role as Executive Director, he administers the one-half percent
sales tax program. He created GoMentum Station the largest
secure autonomous/connected vehicle proving grounds in the
US. He continues to work with Silicon Valley companies to provide
innovative solutions to congestion relief.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Randy was appointed
by Governor Schwarzenegger in August 2009 as Director of the
California Department of Transportation. He was in charge of the
operation of the California state transportation system, including
more than 50,000 lane miles of state highway, intercity passenger
rail, and more than 250 general aviation airports.
Randy earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where
he currently serves on the School of Engineering’s Dean’s Advisory
Council. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Engineering
from California State University, Fresno.
Habib is a recognized authority on emerging advanced transportation technologies with expertise in technology facilitation, congestion management, safety, advanced mobility solutions, smart cities, mobility-as-a service and program management. He has pioneered several innovative transportation projects over the past 25 years throughout the United States. Early in his career, he conducted the first precursor system analysis for the automated highways and he was a Program Manager for the Automated Highway System (AHS) Program, from 1992-1998.
He is heavily involved in specification development and procurement activities as well as strategic projects and innovation. He is passionate about safety and asking ‘is there a safer way to do this’, or is ‘there a better way to do this’?
He is the inventor (US Patent Pending) of Australia's first Forward Moving Aggregate Spreader (FMAS). Stuart sits on the Leadership team of Boral’s Engineering Network as the Asphalt Subject Matter Expert (SME).
He holds a Bachelor of Business in Management from Victoria University and is a trained ICAM incident investigator. He also holds a commercial pilots licence with a passion for flying light aircraft and helicopters.
Matt was previously a Senior Policy Associate with the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy in Melbourne. He returned to Australia in 2013, having worked in science policy and research in the United States as Associate Director with the Institute on Science for Global Policy, a Washington DC based science policy think tank, and as a research fellow at the US National Institutes of Health.
Matt holds a doctorate in cell biology and immunology from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, an Honours degrees in biochemistry from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003, and is a graduate of the reserve officer commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK.
After being awarded a PhD from the University of Canterbury (NZ), Kyle began his career as an academic in Yorkshire (UK), where he was involved with collaborative research projects in the UK, parts of Europe, and the USA. Prior to his role at Seeing Machines, he was a Principal Human Factors Consultant in New Zealand, where he worked with New Zealand’s largest rail provider and transport operations centres to support the introduction of new technology. Kyle is passionate about designing technology and systems that support users’ safety and enjoyment.
Riemann also leads GM’s on-demand mobility services brand, Maven, in Australia which successfully launched in early 2017 and is growing across the country. He is passionate about bringing new mobility solutions to market to help consumers get around more effectively and efficiently.
In addition, DiDi Labs provides technology and product development support for DiDi’s international operations in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Dr. Gong has been a founder and senior executive in several leading security companies. Among them are Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, McAfee and Cyphort. He is also a trusted entrepreneur advisor and angel investor. Dr. Gong has 19 awarded patents and has published academic articles in over 40 technical publications in security and networking.
About Didi Chuxing
Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation options for 550 million users, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Car Rental and Sharing and food delivery. Tens of millions of drivers who find flexible work opportunities on the DiDi platform provide 10 billion passenger trips a year.
DiDi is committed to collaborating with policymakers, the taxi industry and communities to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges with smart transportation innovations. The company is working with a growing alliance of car industry players to build out a next-generation auto-solutions and operations platform.
DiDi partners with Grab, Lyft, Ola, 99 and Bolt (Taxify) in a global ride-hailing network that reaches over 80% of the world’s population. Currently, DiDi provides ride-hailing services in Brazil under the 99 brand, operates DiDi-branded mobility services in Australia, Mexico, Chile and Colombia, and provides taxi-hailing service in Japan through a joint venture. By continuously improving user experience and creating social value, DiDi strives to build a safe, open, and sustainable mobile transportation ecosystem.
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As a qualified Industrial Designer (RMIT) Julian took a position with Holden Design in Australia as a Senior Studio Engineer, for Holden Commodore production programs, VY through to VE.
In 2005, Julian was Manager for Holden Advanced Design and architecture. He was responsible for developing proposals and applications off the Global Holden RWD platform (Zeta).
He led numerous Design programs and concept cars. He represented Holden Design in the proposal to use the Australia Holden Rear Wheel Drive platform for global scale. This program would be the largest ever undertaken by GMH; as a result the Chevrolet Camaro was the highest selling ‘muscle car’ and most profitable car program for GM in the modern era.
Julian was keen to explore new opportunities becoming Senior Manager, GM Advanced Design. Key portfolio opportunities were formulated ranging from new mobility solutions through to an electric supercar, years ahead of an imminent launch by a start-up company called Tesla.
Julian took on two international Executive placements at GM HQ in Detroit; Director of Advanced Concept Portfolio Planning and subsequently Director of Innovation. GM was looking for a fresh approach, knowing markets were consolidating and new opportunities needed to be conceived.
Julian led engagements with many companies outside the traditional Automotive framework, including Google and Polaris.
Julian was head hunted in 2014 to be Chief Operating Officer for a Silicon Valley Start-up called MetroBee, providing ride sharing in cities. This later became the basis for an Australian Start-up called AEV Robotics, of which he is a founder and CEO. AEV has designed, engineered and manufactured Autonomous Electric Vehicles for over 3 years quietly in Melbourne East until a recent global launch that attracted great interest…
Steve has worked in many fields at Suncorp across Strategy, Innovation and Underwriting roles and is uniquely qualified to talk about emerging vehicle technology.
Paul was the principal designer of advanced 3G receivers at Southern Poro Communications before co-founding Cohda Wireless to capitalise on new techniques he developed with his team at the University of South Australia.
From the beginning, Paul has led the creation of all of Cohda’s IP and has built an impressive patent portfolio. He continues to create innovative IP at the head of Cohda’s Research team.
As founder and CEO of Hover UAV an internationally recognised drone consultancy and system management company. Jackie herself has invented products now considered standard equipment to improve the safety of life.
Jackie’s strength lies in creating strong dialogue and procedures with regulators on a local, national and international level to ultimately implement revolutionary drone system integration to everyday life.
Jackie has been recognised in both the UAS and business worlds. She was made a 2018 honoree as a woman to watch in the UAS industry for conservation, and finalist For Australian Association of Unmanned Systems 2019 leader and humanitarian company of the year.
Peter brings his experience working both in positions across the public and private sectors on some of Australia's largest infrastructure projects, including Northconnex, Transport for Newcastle and Gold Coast Light Rail. He has also been a champion for generational change in transport services, including the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicle technology, electric vehicle adoption and new models of transport service provision.
development of the Autonomous Systems required to adapt Monash Motorsport’s electric vehicle into a Formula Student Driverless regulation compliant vehicle. In 2019, Aryaman led the manufacturing and testing effort of the vehicle as the Chief Engineer of M19-D, Monash Motorsport’s first Driverless Vehicle.
After working at Bouygues Telecom, Nicolas specialized in mobility by working during five years as Head of Marketing at Coyote Systems, the leading provider of community-based driving assistant systems. Before joining NAVYA, he launched Drop don’t park which provides an innovative on-demand parking and concierge service for urban drivers.
He has received numerous awards for his research contributions which have delivered impact to the automotive industry both nationally and internationally. He has been recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018 list.
The Office is responsible for working with a range of stakeholders across Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, as well as industry and research bodies in preparing for the deployment of advanced transport technologies, including highly automated vehicles.
During his career, Mr Pittar has held a range of positions within the department including the Major Infrastructure Projects Office and the North West Roads Branch. He has also held policy positions with the Australian Government, which have focused on agriculture, fisheries, mineral resources and science policy. Mr Pittar was posted to Australia’s Delegation to the OECD in Paris between 2005 and 2008 as its Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture).
AOS has developed its own technology base of AI software, focused on intelligent software agents, combining this with other AI technologies, such as machine learning and machine vision, and constraint programming, to address a wide range of applications.
Andrew is leading AOS’s development of off-road autonomous vehicle technology, including teams of autonomous vehicles, for the agricultural, mining and construction industries. The recent establishment of Lucas Field Autonomous Agriculture to develop the Kelpie vehicle into an autonomous weed spraying robot is the first step.
Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Cambridge University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Hons) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has over forty years of experience in various engineering roles in aerospace & defence, management consulting, robotic systems, agricultural technology, artificial intelligence software, and telecommunications.
Andrew is a board member of the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems and is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Unmanned Air Systems Specialist Group.
Charles is also appointed as an Australian Defence Force Liaison Officer (Army) and provides advice to the NSW State Government on Defence capability and policy as it affects emergency management in NSW.
Formerly he was a Member of the NSW Parliament Legislative Assembly between 2011 and 2015, and was appointed Chair of the NSW Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee.
Charles is a member of the South West Metropolitan District Emergency Management Committee and works with the emergency services and other public agencies to ensure that Sydney is prepared for major emergencies.
Charles has held a number of senior executive appointments in the public and private sectors, including agencies representing both the State and Commonwealth governments.
From 2001 to 2003 Charles lead the largest business unit of NRMA Motoring & Services. The team of over 650, comprising in-house resources and contracted service providers, had accountability for the delivery of the company's core motoring assistance services to its 2 million members.
Prior to this Charles worked in the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority. He commenced in October 1997 as a Senior Executive Service Officer with a dual role, as the NSW Transport Management Centre’s Project Director he was responsible for the building and commissioning of the new facility in time for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Charles was the head of the team that delivered the roads and traffic services during the Sydney Olympic Games. As its inaugural General Manager he was responsible for the development and delivery of a range of innovative road transport operations services across the NSW road network.
Charles has held a number of senior executive positions in the multi-national market research company Nielsen, most recently he was Director Operations for the Pacific region.
Between 1988 and 1992 Charles held various military appointments on continuous full-time service as a staff officer in Headquarters Australian Defence Force and Land Command. This involved the planning and implementation of command, control and communications systems within the Australian Defence Force.
In amongst his continuous full-time service with the Australian Regular Army, Charles has been an Army Reserve Signal Corp officer since 1978 having served in a range of appointments including Squadron Commander of a Royal Australian Signal Corp unit. He holds the Reserve Force Decoration (RFD) in recognition of his service.
In her role, Rebecca advocates for policy that promotes safe, affordable and sustainable mobility, both now and into the future. With the RACQ future mobility ecosystem, Rebecca plays a lead role delivering smart mobility solutions including the recently established RACQ Mobility Centre of Excellence.
Rebecca has worked in the transport and infrastructure policy sector for several years and has delivered a diverse range of research, transport, infrastructure, ITS and economics projects and policies that focus on improving transport system outcomes to benefit Queensland.
Marcus has previously led the national reform of ‘chain of responsibility’ legislation for heavy vehicles safety in Australia. Marcus joined the NTC from the private sector in 2011.
Brian established MacroPlan Australia (renamed MacroPlan Dimasi in 2012) in 1985 and has devoted the last 30 years to his loyal client base through the delivery of effective business and property strategy, precise forecasting of niche trends, successful facilitation of strategic outcomes and successful delivery of major projects / policies. Brian is a leader in demographic analysis and property trends and has extensive experience in forecasting demand for a wide range of sectors.
Prior to the Managing Director role at Volvo Car Australia, Nick headed up Volvo in the UK where he led a 60 per cent sales increase in the company before being named as CEO of Sweden’s Polestar (Volvo Car Group's electrified performance brand) in 2016. In this position, Nick oversaw the design, development and production of separately branded, high-performance electrified cars. As the Managing Director at Volvo Australia, Nick believes that people are our greatest asset when it comes to shaping the future of mobility, electrification and autonomous driving. However, pursuing a range of future-facing initiatives requires care and consideration in the way one thinks, invents and designs; It’s what we at Volvo call ‘Omtanke.’ It helps us see the world differently and how our actions impact the world and those around us.