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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Annual Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

04/12/2020 12:00 to 04/12/2020 14:30

Venue: The W (Great Room)

There will be no bigger event on RA’s Brisbane calendar in 2020 than our Annual Lunch!

This event always sells out quickly - and will do so even more rapidly this year, as there is maximum capacity for the event due to QLD Government COVID guidelines and requirements, which will be strictly observed.

You don’t want to miss out on our biggest networking lunch in Brisbane this year! This year will look a little different as we are limiting seat capacity to ensure all our members are able to attend and be represented.  This is a pre release of advance seats to some of our RA members.  Bookings will open to the remainder of the RA members next week.

Date:      Friday 4 December

Time:     12 noon pre-lunch drinks for a 12.30pm prompt sit down; 2.30pm close

Where:   The W (Great Room), 81 N Quay, Brisbane

Diet:       Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements


Members Seat -  $209 (inc GST) *Limit to maximum of 4 seats

This year will look a little different as we are limiting seat capacity to ensure all our members are able to attend and be represented. 

Released to RA members only at this stage.

Corporate tables are unavailable and bookings are limited to a maximum of 4 seats per company). 

Please find our Event and Booking guide here.

Contact - Director Events - Rachael Rooney for event booking queries



Neil Scales, Director General – Department Transport and Main Roads 

Neil leads an organisation with an operating budget of $6.2 billion, a capital budget of $2.9 billion and managed assets worth $66.9 billion.

He joined the Queensland Public Service in March 2012 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransLink, where he was responsible for the public transport network across the State. He was appointed Director-General of TMR in March 2013.

Neil is Chair of Austroads and sits on the boards of Roads Australia, the Australian Road Research Board, Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Tourism and Transport Forum, the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation, and Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland.

In September 2014, Neil became Government Champion for the Woorabinda Indigenous community. From 2015–2017, Neil was the Queensland Public Sector’s CEO Champion against domestic and family violence. In 2017, Neil won the Australia’s CEO Challenge Race, a fundraising initiative that raises money and awareness for domestic and family violence prevention.

Neil became Acting CEO for Queensland Rail in October 2016, returning to his Director-General role at TMR in April 2017.

In 2019, Neil successfully completed the Vincent Fairfax ethical leadership course.


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