Board

The Board of the Australasian Railway Association shapes the priorities and sets the policy directions of the organisation. Board Members – drawn from the most senior levels of industry - draw on their expertise and industry leadership to ensure a focus on the reforms, policies and projects that will build a better Australia. 

At the Annual General Meeting on 22 November 2016, members of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) elected a new Board to lead the organisation. The new ARA Board has eight General Directors and four Industry Sector Directors.

 

General Directors of ARA’s Board are:

 

  • Bob Herbert AM, Independent Board Chairman, ARA
  • Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer, ARA

     

  • Alan Beacham, Executive General Manager Rail & Defence – UGL Limited

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  • Howard Collins OBE, Chief Executive – Sydney Trains

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  • John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director – Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

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  • Andrew Lezala, Managing Director – Metro Trains Australia

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  • Karl Mociak, Executive General Manager, Group Strategy & International New Business – John Holland

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  • Paul Larsen, Chief Executive Officer – Arc Infrastructure

   

  • Rene Lalande, Chief Executive Officer – Transdev Australasia

    

  • Peter Reidy, Chief Executive Officer – KiwiRail

     

  • Nick Easy, Chief Executive Officer – Queensland Rail

     

 

 

Industry Sector Directors are:

  • Representing the Passenger Transport Group:  Emma Thomas, Director General – Transport Canberra and City Services

     

  • Representing the Freight Transport Group:  Damien White, Chief Executive Officer – TasRail

 

  • Representing the Rail Industry Group:  Michael Miller, Chief Executive Officer – Downer Rail

  • Representing the Rail Contractors Group:  Julian Sharp, Project Director  - CPB Contractors (AGM – LXRP Caulfield to Dandenong)