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The RTAA issued a members survey encouraging members and non-members within the industry to have their input on the future direction of the Association.  Prizes were offered to the most innovative and practical survey responses.

Winners of the RTAA member survey are:

  • Corporate Member Winner - Arc Infrastructure
  • Personal Member - Brooke Shaw - Roy Hill
  • Non-Member - Caroline Andersson



RTAA will be leading an industry sharing knowledge event “Four Corners” night where 4 esteemed speakers across industry who will share their knowledge onChanges & Continuous Improvements in the Rail Industry. The audience will then split into 4 groups for smaller group Q&A’s with each speaker. The night will conclude with plenty of time for Networking.


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Becky Wood, Aurecon - They are Lovely Machines..... but it's all about the people.
Becky Wood, Global Service Leader, Aurecon is responsible for direction and delivery of major projects particularly in Australia,NZ & across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. These include Auckland City Rail Link, Mauritius Metro Express light rail, Melbourne Metro, and several Sydney Metro projects. She will be discussing how;

  • Geography matters;
  • Beyond the machine and towards business transformation;
  • things can (and do) go wrong... but HOW we handle challenges is what matters;
  • What's next.. some horizon scanning

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Greg Cooper, Systems Engineer, Shoal Engineering
Greg is a professional Systems Engineer with qualifications and experience in transport and nuclear systems engineering, in capability definition, assurance
planning, systems and safety design and integration. He currently works at Shoal, a specialist systems engineering house.

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Yemi Penn, Engineer, management consultant, business Strategist and executive coach - Changing and techniques in managing stakeholders

As a mindset and transformational coach, Yemi is dedicated to the awakening of the corporate world where she designs and delivers programs that get
leaders acknowledging and working on their blind spots, bringing about happier and efficient teams.

Yemi will look back at how stakeholder management has been done in the last couple of decades, examining the 'shift' that sees masculine and feminine energy playing bigger roles when managing stakeholders, looking at values alignment and thepositive impact that this can have on the overall project.


Kieran Navin, Managing Director of Riddell View Pty Ltd - Automation, mechanisation and what it means to be a "worker"

Kieran has worked in or around the UK and Australian railways for the past 13 years. Kieran's varied roles have centred around mechanisation and automation of work including track work, signalling and condition monitoring.  As such he is experiencing first hand how changes in technology are forcing changes in what it means to "work".

Hosted with



Monday, 2 September - 5.30pm for a 6pm Start

Engineers Australia
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

RTAA/RTSA/IRSE  Members - Free

Non-members - $60

Non-members Young Professionals - $30







 The following RTAA Technical Stream speakers have been confirmed to present at AusRail Plus, at ICC Sydney, 3 - 5 Sydney 2019. Further details can be found on

Carlos Valente, Rail Asset Integrity Leader, Queensland Rail
Advancements in squats management: A Queensland Rail experience

Plinio Roberto Souza Vilela, R&D Coordinator, CFlex MPC
Simulated anneling to optimise track maintenance scheduling in railroad operations

Dr Richard Stock, Milling Technology Manager, LINMAG Rail Milling Service
Strategic rail reprofiling for squat mitigation

Jonathan Barnes, Network Rail Engineer Sydney Trains
Progress in non-destructive testing of manganese steel crossings

Tony Makowsky, Regional Manager – Australasia Field Service and Customer Support, LB Foster Rail Technologies
Wayside top of rail friction control: An embedded track solution in a high density tram network

Matthew Kwong, Engineer, Track, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer
Wayside top of rail friction control: An embedded track solution in a high density tram network

Uwe Ossberger, Research and Development Engineer, voestalpine VAE GmbH
Operational limits driving 42t axle loads on heavy haul turnouts

Craig Fletcher, Director and Principal Consultant, Ergonomie Australia
Worksite protection in an urban rail environment; Are the humans in the system beyond capacity to manage the safety risk?

Bruce Butt, Sydney Trains
Worksite protection in an urban rail environment; Are the humans in the system beyond capacity to manage the safety risk?

Paul Lindemulder, Director Research & Development, Holland
The development of manganese steel laser additive welding as a means of special trackwork repair

Jarod Wakefield, Senior Project Engineer, John Holland
Viaduct Track Construction