Jose moved to Australia in 2017 when Acciona acquired an 80% stake in the Geotech Group and has served as a Director for the company and Managing Director of Acciona Construction Australia for the past three years.
He is Deputy Chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, and a member of the Monash Industry Council of Advisors and the Business Council of Australia.
Sergio is Chief Operating Officer of Downer Australian Operations, having held previous roles of Divisional Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of other Downer businesses over the last decade.
Sergio’s career at Downer commenced with the acquisition of RPC Roads Pty Ltd in 2003 where he had been General Manager. Prior to working for RPC Roads, he held senior management positions with CSR Emoleum.
Sergio is a leader focused on safety, delivery, relationships and thought leadership and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Certificate in Mechanical Design.
Board Member - Aneetha de Silva
Aneetha is Managing Director – Government at Aurecon. She is an infrastructure professional with over 20 years’ leadership experience in the private and public sectors developing, procuring, delivering and managing large-scale infrastructure assets and services. She has led commercial, legal, project finance, planning, environmental and sustainability, governance, risk, community and stakeholder relations functions.
Aneetha is a respected authority with specialist expertise in public sector procurement and privately financed public infrastructure, and has advised national governments and shaped the public agenda in Australia and the Asia Pacific. She holds a Bachelor and Masters of Law from the University of Melbourne, attended the Infrastructure Executive Education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Board Member - Clare Gardiner-Barnes
Clare is Head of Strategy, Planning and Innovation at Infrastructure NSW. Prior to this she was Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning at Transport for NSW, a role she was appointed to in August 2015, and before that Chief Executive at the Department of Transport in the Northern Territory. She has held senior positions across a number of areas of government, including Chief Executive at the Department of Children and Families in the Northern Territory and in the policy area of the Department of Education and Training in Queensland.
Board Member - Corey Hannett
Corey is the Director-General of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA), the government authority charged with overseeing Victoria's major transport projects currently in planning and under construction. A number of project teams come under the umbrella of the MTIA - the Level Crossing Removal Project, North East Link Project, West Gate Tunnel Project, Major Road Projects Victoria and Rail Projects Victoria. Prior to his current role, Corey was Coordinator-General of the Major Transport Infrastructure Program (from July 2014), and before that CEO of the Regional Rail Link Authority (from 2009 to 2014).
Board Member - Andrew Head
Andrew is currently seconded from Transurban as Chief Executive Officer of WestConnex. He joined Transurban in 2003, and as an Executive Committee member for the past 10 years has contributed to numerous major acquisitions and project developments, including WestConnex, NorthConnex, the Lane Cove Tunnel, Hills M2 and Sydney Roads Group (Eastern Distributor, M4 and M5 South West), and their subsequent transitions.
During his career at Transurban, Andrew has held a number of key board positions, including Director and Chair of the Eastern Distributor, M5 Motorway, Westlink M7 and NorthConnex. Before joining Transurban, he worked in a variety of senior roles across both the government and private sector.
Board Member - Craig Laslett
Craig is Executive Chair of the Australan Constructors Association and a former Executive Director with Lendlease. He has significant experience in engineering and construction, having spent more than 30 years with the CIMIC (previously Leighton) Group. During that time he led complex and diversified businesses, including four years as Managing Director of Leighton Contractors. Craig has led iconic Australian engineering projects such as Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and Brisbane’s Inner City Bypass.
In addition to Roads Australia, Craig sits on the boards of Engineers Australia (The College of Leadership and Management). He is a passionate supporter of reducing the barriers to employment of Indigenous and disadvantaged youth and a Board member of CareerTrackers – one of Lendlease’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) partners.
Board Member - Neil Scales OBE
Neil is Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland. He joined the Queensland Public Sector in March 2011 as CEO of TransLink, where he was responsible for leadership of the public transport network across Queensland. Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was the Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England.
Along with almost 40 years experience in the transport industry, Neil holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in engineering, an MBA and is a Fellow of three major UK engineering institutions.
Board Member - Rodd Staples
Rodd is Secretary of Transport for NSW. As the State's most senior transport bureaucrat, Rodd leads more than 25,000 people in the planning, management and delivery of transport infrastructure and services for all transport modes. Prior to taking over the reins of TfNSW in November 2017, he was Program Director for the Sydney Metro.
An engineer who grew up in Sydney’s south, Rodd has worked in transport and infrastructure planning for two decades – across Australia and in both the public and private sectors.
CHAIR - Aneetha de Silva, MD - Government, Aurecon
DEPUTY CHAIR - Steve Cooley, Director - Asset Management & Optimisation, AECOM
CHAIR - Scott Olsen, Regional GM - NSW/ACT, John Holland Group
DEPUTY CHAIR - Kay Salvair-Smith, Partner, MinterEllison Consulting
CHAIR - Rodd Staples, Secretary, Transport for NSW
DEPUTY CHAIR (ROADWORKER SAFETY) - Jeff Doyle, CEO, Altus Traffic
CHAIR - Marko Misko, Partner, HWL Ebsworth
DEPUTY CHAIR - Jay Stricker, Industry Director - Transportation, AECOM
CHAIR - Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Head of Strategy, Planning and Innovation, Infrastructure NSW
DEPUTY CHAIR - Becky Wood, MD - Transportation ANZ, Aurecon