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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Young Professionals Event (Perth)

29/11/2018 15:30 to 29/11/2018 17:30

Venue: Arup, Level 14 Exchange Tower 2, The Esplanade

Roads Australia's Young Professionals program is a fantastic and popular vehicle for our industry's youngest and brightest to network and learn from the best.

At this event, we'll hear from John Galvin, Alliance Manager for Clough, and John Anderson, EGM WA and South East Asia for John Holland, as they share lessons and insights from their respective lifetimes spent in construction. 

Both Johns are well versed in what it takes to successfully deliver large-scale infrastructure projects - from the obvious (delivering on-time and on-budget) to the less clear cut (effective stakeholder engagement, building trust on and off site, managing corporate reputation and collaboration in contracts).

They'll discuss how the industry has changed, the challenges facing today’s Young Professionals, and what it takes to become an effective leader. There'll also an opportunity to submit anonymous questions, including ‘what you wish you could ask your boss'.

Please note:  While we welcome attendance from all members, our YP network is targeted at the under-35 age bracket.

Date:    Thursday 29 November

Time:     3.30pm-5.30pm *refreshments provided 

Where:  Arup, Level 14 Exchange Tower 2, The Esplanade Perth

Diet:       Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements



Member/ Non-Member Attendance $49.50 (inc GST)

We regret to inform that on this occasion we are not able to accept registrations from recruitment companies.



This national series of events is proudly supported by Arup



John Anderson, Executive General Manager, John Holland

John is the Executive General Manager for John Holland’s Western Australia and South East Asia business regions and has more than 20 years’ engineering experience gained through his work in Vietnam, Indochina, Sudan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Indonesia. His engineering experience includes civil and building construction, marine construction, environmental protection, structural-steel work, traffic management, viaduct construction, land/marine-foundation works, and planning and overall site coordination.






John Galvin BE (Civil), MBA, GMP (Harvard Business School), FIEAust, EngExec, MAICD

John Galvin currently holds the role of Alliance Manager for Clough. John through his career has moved from the delivery of large scale multidiscipline projects into senior corporate and operational positions. This has encompassed a broad range of senior roles including the leadership of operational business units, senior corporate service roles and the leadership of a Project Management consulting business in New Zealand. As part of these roles he has sat on a number of different boards, including Allliance boards on large infrastructure projects.

In his career John has developed and implemented corporate strategies related to Diversity, both gender and indigenous. John is a strong advocate with regard to Gender Diversity. In early 2017 this was recognised when he was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award. John chairs CME’s Gender Diversity Reference Committee and sits on a UWA’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Inclusion and Diversity Committee.




Bookings are to be confirmed and paid in full 48 hours prior to the event.  Bookings received 48 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed unless a confirmation has been received by the Events Director. Cancellations should be notified in writing by email.  Cancellations received prior to one week before the event will receive a full refund less 25%.   No refund will be applicable for cancellations received after one week prior to the event although substitute delegates are welcomed.    

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