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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Emerging Leaders Webinar - Building your Profile

10/12/2020 14:30 to 10/12/2020 15:30

Venue: via Zoom Link

Roads Australia's Emerging Leaders Program is a national program of networking, thought leadership and mentoring events for the next generation of industry's leaders - specifically those with 10-or-less years' experience, or under the age of 35.

This webinar will take a closer look at the impacts COVID has had on the development and engagement of emerging professionals, without the usual access and exposure they have to senior leaders while in the office. With a theme of Building Your Profile: Re-engaging and developing your emerging talent post COVID, we will discuss how leaders can foster young talent while working remotely, and how emerging leaders can continue build their own profile in the new environment. 

We will be joined by two senior leaders in industry, Scott Nield, General Manager Transportation - AustraliaStantec and Julia Ward, CEO, Ward Civil & Environmental Engineering, who will share their passion and tips for building the leadership capability of their future leaders.  

As a participant, you'll have the opportunity to engage with our presenters and submit questions during the session.


Date:     Thursday 10 December, 2020

Time:     2.30pm-3.30pm



RA Member - Free

RA Non-member - $50 (inc GST)

We regret to inform that on this occasion, we will not be able to accept registrations from recruitment companies

Contact - Director Events - Rachael Rooney for event bookings





Scott Nield, General Manager Transportation - Australia, Stantec

Scott is a chartered Civil Engineer and Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years of Project Management, Engineering Management and design experience in the UK, Malaysia, India and Australia. He has multi sector experience and has worked on a wide range of projects; including transportation (rail and highways), advanced water treatment plants (RO), hydro power, water/wastewater treatment plants, odour control, flood alleviation schemes, large scale irrigation projects, hydro power pipelines, bridge refurbishment and high rise building construction.

Scott is currently the General Manager of Stantec’s Australian Transportation business and has a passion around building high performing teams and empowering individuals to reach their full potential.



Julia Ward, CEO, Ward Civil & Environmental Engineering

Julia is the daughter of the late Peter Ward, who founded the business back in 1973.  In her role as CEO, Julia overseas all

elements of the business and drives a culture that focuses on maintaining positive long-term relationships with clients, employees, suppliers, subcontractors, and other valued partners.  She is ultimately responsible for the successful delivery of projects, encompassing the Ward safety culture, careful project planning, proactive stakeholder relations, and sound risk management.  Julia has been a key member of the Ward executive and leadership team since 2014 in her capacity as CFO and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since her late father’s passing in 2008.

Prior to joining Ward in an executive capacity, Julia spent 9 years in investment banking, having worked in Mergers & Acquisitions and general corporate advisory at Deutsche Bank, Investec Bank and Moelis & Company.  During her time as an investment banker, Julia advised publicly-listed companies on deals in excess of $12 billion, encompassing buy-side, sell-side, equity capital and debt restructuring mandates.

Julia holds a B.Com LLB (Hons I) from the University of Sydney and is an admitted Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.



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