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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 RTAA is proud to support and sponsor the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) Local Joint Meeting in Adelaide on Thursday, 5 September 2019.

Time:  5.45pm for a 6.00pm start
Venue:  Fedora's Restaurant, Hilton Hotel Adelaide

The Program includes Emily Spudic, Project Engineer, Siemens Mobility discussing the Gawler Line Upgrade and Stewart Haycock from ARTC Project Manager Operations Services discussing the Electronic Track Worker - Pathway to Safer Work Outcomes in the Rail Corridor.

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We received a strong contingent of nominations for this years 2019 Frank Franklyn Young Rail Specialist Award, with Simon Lehman of John Holland being announced as this years winner for his contribution to the Development of the Essential Services Distribution System (ESDS) for the Mernda Rail Extension Project (MREP's).  MREP’s ESDS is the first system to not only provide reliable power for the Signalling System but extend this reliability to other critical railway services at stations and along the corridor.  Congratulations Simon!

Congratulations also goes to Brooke Shaw of Roy Hill as runner up for her Application of Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRAs) to inherently improve the safety of rail personanel and community at Roy Hill and Cong Qiu who received a Highly Commended Award for his Railway Research and Engineering Projects Technican paper.