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From the RA Fellows Council

Dec 2018

This year we welcomed another 31 Fellows to take our overall cohort to 140, a number that is increasingly gaining recognition from the RA Board and wider industry as being unquestionably the future of what we are and what we want to be.

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Message from the Council 
Dear Fellows
Thank you for yet another fun and highly successful year in the RA Fellowship and Young Professional Series.  This year we welcomed another 31 Fellows to take our overall cohort to 140, a number that is increasingly gaining recognition from the RA Board and wider industry as being unquestionably the future of what we are and what we want to be.  And when operating in parallel with over 1500 young professionals of our industry who are engaged and active, you have collectively created a very bright future for Roads Australia and the industry which we represent.
So with the platform of 140 Fellows and over 1500 Young Professionals, we should celebrate the collective success of our events, our projects, our effort and most importantly our impact.  But amongst the direct and indirect cohort there are some individuals that must be highlighted…
A key contributor to this success has been outgoing RA CEO Ian Webb.  Without Ian none of us would have the platform we have now to play a major role in the future of RA and our industry.  On behalf of the Fellowship and Young Professionals I extend our thanks and appreciation of the opportunity, guidance and fun we were offered by Ian.  
To our outgoing Fellowship Council, Michael Workman, Simon Berry, Alex Yee and Young Professional Elouise Robinson - thank you for turning the Fellowship into what it is today and for creating the Young Professionals Network.  To our new Council, Kate Borg, Jill Boag, Brendan Hoyle and Natalie Lockwood, we are looking forward to your energy and ideas and can’t wait to tackle the years ahead with you on board.
A huge congratulations to Teresa Tran, the 2018 winner of the Young professionals PPP award, who’s CV at such a young age made us all sit back in our seats and personally had me very grateful I snuck into the Fellowship as early as I did as I have no doubt I wouldn’t get through again if that’s the calibre of future applicants.  I can’t wait for your guidance and leadership on the Fellowship Council!
So please enjoy whatever break you might be having over the coming period and look back proudly on the success you’ve created in 2018, knowing that with the cohort we have, an even greater 2019 is well within sight.
Ross Campbell, 
Fellowship Council Chair 

2019 Fellows and Annual Dinner

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The 2019 Melbourne Annual Fellows Dinner was a huge success, congratulating the 2018 Fellows on a successful year, and welcoming the incoming cohort for 2019. Fellows and Mentors came together to enjoy presentations from the 2018 Fellows and an inspiring session from Aurecon's Global Director, Design to Innovate, Maureen Thurston. 

To see a list of 2019 Fellows or access the reources, please go to the Fellows page on our website. 

Welcome to our new council members 

The Annual Dinner also saw the announcement of our incoming Council members who will help shape the next two years of Fellowship. To get in touch with the Council, please contact Hannah.  

Jill Boag, Project Director, CPB 


Kate Borg, Major Projects Executive, WSP

Brendan Hoyle A/Director (Strategy, Innovation and Performance) Governance Branch from Department of Transport and Main Roads


Natalie Lockwood, Network Program Manager, Austroads

Congrats to our project winners

This year saw Team Victoria take home the trophy with their investigation of customer behaviours that drive congestion in Melbourne. Click here to see their final report. 

Young Professionals Segment 

Successful last YP Networking event 
The final YP event for 2018 saw an incredible turn out at Diesel in Melbourne on Wednesday 5 December. Thanks to Claire Quinlan, Arup and Peter Ryan, WBHO for inspiring our guests with some lessons on how Melbourne's growth, and how changing transport patterns will affect the way in which our future leaders plan and build going forward. 

Young Professionals Gala Dinner - November 
Our Young Professionals Annual Gala Dinner was held in Sydney on 7 November attracting over 250 of the industry's best and brightest. We are so pleased to announce Teresa Tran, WSP as this year's winner, who will undertake a 12 month industry exposure experience with Roads Australia to assist her on her leadership journey. Teresa will actively contribute to RA's Fellowship and YP programs. Congratulations also to Anna Mackay, Bechtel and Rezarta Rushitaj, AECOM who are two exceptionally talented runners up. 

Teresa Tran from WSP was our 2018 Young Professionals PPP Award winner, pictured here with RMS CEO, Ken Kanofski, and Ross Campbell our Fellows Council Chair.

New appointments

Congratulations to our newest Fellows Council member Jill Boag, former John Holland -who has recently taken a new role as Project Director at CPB. 

Congratulations Elena Macaulay, former Lendlease who has recently taken a role at Ventia as Contracts Manager, Victoria. 

Reminder to 2019 Fellows

Golden Ticket
To all 2019 Fellows – don’t forget you can attend any regular Industry Lunch or Young Professionals event in 2019 at no charge.

Please email Rachael to book your desired events and keep you eye on the website for any upcoming. 

See all our new 2019 Fellows and resources here. 

Keen to contribute to the Newsletter?
If you or your company have some news or recent publications you would like to include in our newsletter, please send them through to Hannah. We would love to showcase the work and achievements of our Fellows!

Look out for 2019 Events 
RA delivers 100 events nationally each year. Please keep an eye on our website to see what we have coming up near you - and reach out if you would like to attend, discuss speaking opportunities, or find out more about sponsorship. 

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Merry Christmas from the team at Roads Australia.
Thank you for all of your support this year and we look forward to an even better 2019! 

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