Women in Rail Lunch

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Venue: RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Time: 12.00 to 2.30pm 

Following the success of the Women in Rail luncheon for International Women’s Day in 2017, the ARA will be hosting another lunch in Melbourne on 15 March 2018.  

The purpose of the event is to promote the value of a gender balanced Australasian rail workforce, acknowledge the challenges that as an industry we need to overcome and foster a culture of appropriately championing women in rail.

The event seeks to align with the 2018 International Women’s Day theme 'Press for Progress'.


Gold Sponsor:


Speakers will include:

Sue McCarrey, CEO, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Rene Lalande, CEO, Transdev Australasia and 2017 Male Champion of Change

Anna Squire, Asia Pacific Rail Leader and Global Rail Executive, Arup 

Anne Koopman, Head of Quality and Lean Manufacturing Australia, Bombardier Transportation

Bob Herbert AM, ARA Chairman on the results of the ARA member gender diversity survey

Loulou Hammad, Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier Transportation.


Cost (incl GST):

  • ARA Members $100 per person, $1,000 for a table of 10
  • Non-Members $125 per person, $1,250 for a table of 10


Registration: This event is nearing capacity with very limited places available, please contact

Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here for sponsorship opportunities

Further information: Contact Janet Cameron, ARA Events Manager,, 02 6270 4527