RTAA AGM & COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS OPEN
Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Rail Track Association Australia
Venue: AusRAIL 2018, Swan Room, map attached
Date & Time: 7.30 - 9am, Tuesday 27 November 2018, starting with breakfast followed by the AGM.
You can self nominate or nominate for another member using the links below.
This is your chance to be part of the future of the RTAA!
This is an excellent opportunity for other members to become Office Bearers and provide vital input and contribute to the direction of the RTAA.
Over and above Office Bearers, there are a number of other areas in which you can assist the RTAA including,
- Diversity Director and Diversity Management Committee
- Field Day Director and Field Day Management Committee
- Young Professionals Director and Young Professional Management Committee
- Events Director and Events Management Committee
- Technical Review Director and Technical Review Management Committee.
To assist with your nomination we have created job descriptions for all Office Bearer positions and all Director positions. These can be found here. If you are considering being involved please nominate now!
If you are able to attend the AGM, you need to register by Wednesday 7 November 2018 to ensure adequate catering and fulfillment of security obligations.
RTAA PAPERS ADDED TO RAIL KNOWLEDGE BANK
The RTAA is pleased to partner with Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) to make our historical, technical papers available for all via the Rail Knowledge Bank.
You will now be able to find technical papers from all of our historical conferences from 1971 onwards. This contribution to the body of rail history is just one way the RTAA is promoting “grassroots railway knowledge” retention from past and current generations to future generations.
Find our historical papers here.
Rail Knowledge Bank provides a ‘go to’ place for major industry Australasian conference material such as the papers from AusRAIL, Light Rail and Rail Safety conferences and exhibitions. Rail Knowledge Bank is free, open access and full text searchable with no fees or subscription required. Developed and maintained by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) under the National Interest Services (NIS) program, the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) Rail Knowledge Bank is a managed online resource for the entire rail industry.
NEWS FROM PREMIER MEMBER: BOMBARDIER
Bombardier recently announced the appointment of senior rail industry leader, Paul Brown, as the new managing director for their operations in Australia (ad interim).
“This management change is made as Bombardier undertakes a number of positive transformation initiatives to strengthen its business in key rail ecosystems,” said Per Allmer, President, Western Europe, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Australia, Bombardier Transportation. He added, “We are delighted to bring Paul into this role, to reinforce our management team, accelerate our transformation, and increase our focus on satisfying our customers in Australia”.
As Managing Director, Paul will focus on the competitiveness of Bombardier’s operations in Australia. His priorities include strengthening stakeholder relations, delivering projects and services to the highest standards, as well as business development and securing new business in a highly competitive market.
This month Paul celebrates 35 years in the rail industry with Bombardier. As a proven senior leader experienced in commercial management, sales and project management, he has successfully delivered assignments in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition to the managing director for Australia role, Paul will also continue as project director for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock project.
Paul Brown succeeds Andrew Dudgeon, who has decided to pursue other career opportunities outside of the business. Bombardier wishes to thank Andrew for his service and for his efforts in developing our business.