Manufacturers and Suppliers

Rail Industry Group (RIG)

The objectives of the RIG are to develop, investigate and provide policy advice to the ARA on various issues relevant to rail manufacturers and suppliers, as well as to develop a work plan and deliver a range of actions to achieve a favourable environment for the rail manufacturing and supplier sectors to prosper.


RIG Terms of Reference

RIG’s purpose is to:

  1. Advise and align with ARA on issues
    i.    Critique/review of policy and initiatives
    ii.   Propose policy and activities for ARA implementation
    iii.  Feedback to ARA on working groups and support
          needed from broader ARA community
    iv.  Formal feedback to ARA Board, through the ARA and RIG
          Chair, at all ARA Board meetings.
  2. Develop and periodically revise RIG Strategy
    i.    establish Working Groups where necessary to undertake
          initiatives to support the RIG Strategy.
    ii.   ensure appropriate resources are available for the work
          programs and projects
    iii.  monitor overall progress and alignment of its work programs
  3. Engage rail industry members to participate and support ARA’s objectives
  4. Through RIG, use sites, employee base and community position to engage the public and further support ARA objectives.

RIG’s Terms of Reference is available here.


RIG’s Strategic Plan

RIG’s Vision is to ‘Advocate and support full, fair and reasonable opportunity for local capability to ensure a sustainable and competitive rail industry supply chain, that enables international opportunities.’

RIG has four key areas of focus:

  1. Streamline Industry Procurement
  2. Develop Consistent National Rail Standards
  3. Support New Technology Creation
  4. Attract and Retain Talent

RIG’s Strategic Plan is available here.


Advocating for Procurement Efficiencies

RIG has developed the ARA's Tendering Framework – A Best Practice Guide to Rolling Stock and Signalling Tendering for the Australian Rail Industry , which highlights 21 recommendations where efficiencies can be achieved for both suppliers and purchasers. The ARA together with industry will continue to liaise with operators and state transport departments on the benefits of implementing these changes. For a summary of the framework's recommendations, view our fact sheet.


RIG members

Current members of the RIG are as follows:

  • Michael Miller, Downer ( Chair)
  • Michael McLellan, Knorr Bremse (Deputy Chair)
  • Charles Page, Siemens
  • Jim Kira, Nova Systems
  • Mark Coxon, Alstom
  • Harry Hanegraff, Sabre
  • Lindsay Reid, Comsteel
  • Danny Dolzadelli, Wabtech
  • Michele Golda, Ansaldo
  • Claire Pierce, GE Transportation
  • Roy Spurway, Thales
  • Stuart Inglis, UGL
  • Todd Garvey, Bombardier
  • Dale Coleman, TTG
  • James McLeod, OEM
  • Shaun Wilson, Shoal Engineering
  • Dean Helm, UGL Unipart
  • Daniel Mociak, KH1
  • Pedro Pellon, CAF
RIG Contact

For more information on RIG activities please contact Natalie Currey via or on 02 6270 4512.