Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies and its Board of Advice
Managing Director, Pacific Infrastructure Corporation
Alastair has more than 30 years' experience in banking, economics and engineering. His career has covered all facets of urban affairs including senior positions with the World Bank, Lend Lease and Merill Lynch. Alastair teaches in the Foundations lecture series on public infrastructure services.
Gillian has more than 35 years' experience in traffic and transport, road design, urban development and civil engineering. She has participated in several state and national working groups and is often consulted on strategic transport planning matters by both public and private sector infrastructure investors.
Principal, Leading Edge Management Consulting
Todd is the Principal of Leading Edge Consulting, a Sydney based practice that specialises in business transformation and operations improvement. Todd had previously worked in senior leadership roles within the Qantas Group for over 20 years and leverages this experience to help businesses unlock value and to be their best. He also brings a high energy, people centered approach to his work and focuses on developing leadership and relationships to driven genuine and sustainable change.
Retired Chair, NSW Section, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia
Glen's 40-year career spans passenger transport, rail freight, logistics, supply chain management and business management. He retired from Queensland Rail as chief executive after previously being the chair of Queensland Rail.
Deputy Secretary, Customer Strategy and Technology
Joost joined Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in March 2020 as Deputy Secretary Customer Strategy and Technology. Prior to this, he was the General Manager Enterprise Transformation at Services Australia. He is a former Partner, Managing Director and Senior Advisor in the Sydney office of Boston Consulting Group where he was a member of BCG’s global Public Sector and Technology Advantage Practices, and the global IT in government topic leader. Joost’s career has been built around his ability to set strategy, define technology-driven reform and deliver customer-centric solutions. These are the skills he brings to his role at TfNSW where he is responsible for leveraging data and insights, new technologies, innovative solutions and partnerships to provide improved, integrated customer-centred solutions and develop long-term strategies, plans and policies for the Transport Cluster.
Principal Manager, Research
Transport for NSW
Sherri Fields is Principal Manager, Research in the Emerging Technologies branch in the Customer Strategy and Technology Division at TfNSW. Sherri launched the TfNSW Research Hub in 2018 to foster collaboration and information sharing between TfNSW, the tertiary sector, industry and other government agencies interested in transport research. She leads a team of highly skilled, multidisciplinary researchers that set the Strategic Research Directions for TfNSW, identify research gaps and tackle complex problems across technology, sustainability, placemaking or mobility, all which benefit customers and communities. Recent Research partnerships have included BITRE, Cisco, Google, iMove, Public Service Commission and other state government agencies. Sherri is also an Industry Advisory Board Member of the UTS Faculties of Transdisciplinary Innovation and Engineering & Information Technology.
Alicja has a strong academic background in aviation and experience in the industry gained internationally. She holds First Class Bachelor of Science in Air Transport and Logistics Management, Bachelor of Engineering in Aviation Management and Master of Science with specialisation in Transport and Environmental Economics. Diverse assignments within the industry, ranging from an airport to a UN Agency, allowed her to develop a unique approach to the sector and ability to tackle issues from different angles. Alicja is a PhD researcher at ITLS interested in airline strategy, performance management systems and sustainability.
Chief Operating Officer, Qantas Freight
Prior to Qantas, Kelsey was a Director at KPMG and a Corporate Lawyer at what is now Norton Rose Fulbright. She has advised a range of government and transport entities, covering air, road and rail, with a highlight being work on the separation of Queensland Rail and creation of Aurizon, Australia's largest rail freight operator. Kelsey is also a mum of two kids, keen traveller, and she has a passion for driving inclusion.
Gareth was born in the UK and educated in the UK , USA and Australia. He has spent his most of his career in the retail industry and is now a well-known speaker, commentator, author and advisor with a particular interest in the disruptive effects of technology on the retail supply chain. His new book, “Retail Innovation Reframed” looks at process driven innovation in the retail industry. Gareth is a PhD candidate at ITLS researching consumer motivation to collaborate in last mile logistics.
Michael Kaine, TWU National Secretary
Michael has been fighting for the rights of transport workers for over 20 years from the TWU NSW branch legal team right through to national leadership. Michael drives the union’s national campaigns, bringing together workers from all sectors of road transport and aviation to fight for safe rates of pay and conditions and to lift standards in transport. A leading figure in the union movement, Michael has also led the charge to kick banks out of super as well as daringly taking on multinational giants in the gig economy such as Uber and Amazon to protect Australia’s hard-earned workers’ rights.
Director and Professor of Practice at Monash Institute of Transport Studies
Michael Kennedy OAM is Director and Professor of Practice at Monash Institute of Transport Studies in the Department of Civil Engineering. In an environment of rapid technological, social, economic and environmental change and rapid growth in the transport and mobility sector, Michael’s focus is on ensuring that Monash ITS education and research programs respond to evolving challenges and opportunities. Michael has a well-earned reputation as an innovator, developing an entirely new intermodal transport system including new ships, terminal systems, road vehicles and containers, all designed to cater for the needs of the market.
Chief Executive, Roads Australia
Michael has worked closely with industry and government to promote public policies beneficial to national productivity and efficiency. Industry association Roads Australia has 150+ members including major contractors and consultants, motoring clubs, service providers and other industry groups.
School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney
David teaches at the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney, where he leads the Network Design Lab and the Transport Engineering group. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota in the United States.
Adjunct Professor at RMIT, Chair of Inver Engineering
Andrew is a business leader and engineer with 38 years' experience in the rail industry. He began his career at British Railways as an engineering graduate and spent 10 years in vehicle design, project engineering and maintenance. He has been chief executive of Metro Trains Melbourne since 2009.
Martin is an infrastructure finance specialist with more than 25 years' experience who has closed high-profile public-private partnerships in transport, health and education. He retired from PwC as a senior partner after leading the infrastructure advisory practice in Sydney since 2001. He now leads Lidunian Partners, and has a portfolio of consulting and non-executive director roles.
Supply Chain Director, APAC
Anisa is also a board member and director of the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores. She is a supply chain management and strategy professional with extensive experience supporting organisations by delivering improvements throughout the supply chain.
Professor and Chair in Transport and Supply Chain Management, Deputy Director, ITLS
Professor Rico Merkert is Chair in Transport and Supply Chain Management and Deputy Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney. Equipped with a PhD in Transport Economics he has taught and researched at a number of high profile institutions such as Cranfield University or Haas Business School, University of California Berkeley and is Visiting Professor at the University Johannesburg, South Africa. Rico is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transport Management, Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management and an appointed member of three U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing Committees.
General Manager, Supply Planning, Telstra
Carlee is a supply chain professional with more than 20 years’ experience in fast-moving consumer goods, both locally and internationally. She specialises in supplier management, supply planning, production, logistics, customer management, sales and operations planning to retail.
Principal of Transportation Associates
Peter is a leader in infrastructure and transportation consulting based in Sydney. He specialises in the strategic development, planning and concept design of transport and infrastructure projects, drawing on his skills in engineering, environmental planning and project economics. He formed Transportation Associates after holding senior roles in WorleyParsons and having been a Director of TMG International and Arup Australia and an Associate Director of Macdonald Wagner. Peter has advised on projects such as Western Sydney Airport, Very High-Speed Trains, Inland Rail, airport rail links, autonomous freight vehicles and highways, minerals railways and port development. Peter is also a member of the Committee for Civil Engineering at Sydney University and was influential in the commencement of an undergraduate program in Transport, which has strong links to ITLS, within the School of Civil Engineering at Sydney University.
CEO, Polis Partners
Rob is a Director in the PwC economics and policy team. He has extensive experience in cost-benefit analysis, option analysis, forecasting, policy formulation, economic growth strategies and business case development, as well as transport infrastructure and urban renewal.
BusNSW Executive Director
Matt is the Executive Director of BusNSW which incorporates the Bus & Coach Association (NSW), Bus and Coach Industrial Association (NSW), and Bus and Coach Co-operative Society NSW. He is a senior executive with experience in managing contracts, people, fleet, marketing and events.
Head of Assurance, Infrastructure NSW
Marina Van Der Walt is the Head of Assurance at Infrastructure NSW. Marina joined the agency in 2017.
With over $200 billion in infrastructure to deliver in NSW over the next four years, Marina leads the Investor Assurance team to ensure major capital projects are delivered in a timely and cost-efficient way through the implementation of the NSW Infrastructure Investor Assurance Framework. Her team is also responsible for ensuring the NSW Government’s ~$400 billion asset portfolio remains adaptable to changing service need and resilient to shocks and stresses, through implementation of Asset Management Assurance.
As an executive leader who has worked in the finance and public administration for more than 20 years, Marina has expertise in the strategic management of mega infrastructure portfolios, including the planning, commissioning, procurement and execution of tailored commercial arrangements for large infrastructure and service projects across sectors, in Australia and Africa.
Director, Research and Development, IAG
Cecilia leads IAG’s Research and Development function with responsibility for collaborating with university and research partners to deliver insights into the nexus between emerging technology and human need in mobility, shelter and work.
Director, Center for Transportation Research and Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin
Chandra teaches courses in transportation systems analysis and transportation planning.
Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, Germany, and Professor for the Economics of Aging, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Axel has been a consultant to several governments, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank, among others.
Director, Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics Centre, George Mason University, Virginia, United States
Ken teaches transport economics, logistics, international transportation and managerial economics.
Head of School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, UK
Prior to his current role, Paul was Professor of Operations Management at Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. He was also Deputy Director of the School and Director of Research for four years.
Centre for Transportation Studies, Operations and Logistics Division, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
Trevor was head of the transport economics and logistics programs at UBC for many years. His recent research focuses on economic and sustainability issues in international shipping and logistics.
Chair Professor of Civil and Transporation Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
William is an Honorary Professor at the Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney and President of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies. He is a Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advanced Transportation.
University of West England, Bristol
Glenn is the Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at UWE Bristol and a founding director (2003-2010) of the university’s Centre for Transport and Society.
Head of Logistics, Logistics University, Hamburg
Alan was also a founder and director of the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where he is now an emeritus professor. In 2003 he received the Sir Robert Lawrence Award, the highest distinction of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Institute in Complex Engineering Systems (ISCI), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Juan has more than 40 years' experience as an academic and adviser on transport modelling and social projects. He has fostered development of discrete choice models and their application to determining willingness-to-pay in transport.
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
Oum specialises in economics, strategy and policy analysis in transport and logistics and public utility sectors.
Executive Director, International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Wayne is also the Frederick W Beazley Professor of Economics, Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management and Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University.
Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
Eiichi's research centres on city logistics and urban freight transport modelling focusing on stochastic and dynamic vehicle routing and scheduling with time windows, multi-agent simulation considering behaviour of stakeholders who are involved in urban freight transport.
Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Vice President, US National Economic Research Associates
Kenneth teaches econometrics, regulation and industrial organisation. He has received numerous awards for teaching and research, including the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics.
Professor of Transport Policy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Bert ia also a scientific director of TRAIL research school. His interests are in long-term developments in transport in the areas of accessibility, land-use transport interaction, evaluation of large infrastructure projects, environment, safety, policy analyses and ethics.
Director, ITLS-Africa, Head of Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Johannesburg
Jackie's academic specialties include public transport and aviation studies, as well as transport economics and logistics.