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Our Board

The current members of the Roads Australia Board are:

  • President - Michael Bushby, Strategic Advisor, WSP
  • Vice President - Aneetha de Silva, Managing Director – Government Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon
  • Vice President - Scott Olsen, CEO, Fredon
  • Treasurer - Andrew Head, Chief Executive Officer, WestConnex
  • Marko Misko, Partner, HWL Ebsworth
  • Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Head of Strategy, Planning and Innovation, Infrastructure NSW
  • Neil Scales OBE, Director-General, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Jose Angel Andres Lopez, Executive General Manager, Acciona Construction Australia
  • Scott Charlton, Chief Executive Officer, Transurban
  • Sergio Cinerari, Chief Operating Officer, Downer Australian Operations
  • Corey Hannett, Director-General, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority
  • Gillian Miles, CEO and Commissioner, National Transport Commission
  • Juan Santamaria, Executive Chairman and CEO, CIMIC Group Limited
  • Rodd Staples
  • Immediate Past President -  David Stuart-Watt, Director, Australia / Client Director Transport ANZ, WSP

 

Board Profiles

President - Michael Bushby

Michael is a Strategic Advisor to WSP in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a Board Director and past Chairman of NZ transport technology and services company EROAD. Between 1998 and 2011, he held various senior roles at the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) - including that of Chief Executive for the last two and a half years, managing a $5.3 billion budget and a team of 8,000. Michael was nominated for (and elected) President of Roads Australia at the 2019 AGM. This is his third term on the RA Board, having previously represented the RTA (2009-11) and Ventia (2014-16).

 

Vice President - 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.

Vice President - Scott Olsen

Scott is CEO of multi-disciplinary engineering firm Fredon, having left his role as Regional GM (NSW/ACT) with John Holland Group at the end of May 2019. Scott has significant project delivery and business management experience from leadership roles over a 20-year career with some of Australia’s leading engineering, building and rail infrastructure companies.

Formerly a Board Member of NSW Civil Contractors Federation as well as a current Board member of Roads Australia, Scott has a real passion for the construction industry.

 

Immediate Past President - David Stuart-Watt

David is the Director, Australia / Client Director Transport ANZ with WSP. Prior to joining WSP David was Director of Licensing, Registration and Freight with the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, as well as a Director of ARRB Group, Transport Certification Australia and the former Tow Truck Authority of NSW.

David has held senior executive roles for the past 14 years and has over 30 years' experience in infrastructure, regulation, traffic and transport. He holds bachelor and master degrees in Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, FIEA and MAICD.

David has also represented Roads Australia on the Board of the International Road Federation Geneva, the global industry body for the roads sector. As IRF Geneva Vice-Chairman, he has been instrumental in evolving RA’s partnership model with governments and expanding IRF’s horizons globally.

 

Board Member - Jose Angel Andres Lopez

Jose is Executive General Manager at Acciona Construction Australia. Graduating as a Civil Engineer from the University of Madrid, Jose began his career at Acciona working on the Madrid Metro, followed by his involvement in Acciona's acquisition and development of Mostostal Warszawa, active in the Industrial, Infrastructures and Building sectors. Jose served in its Board from 2007 and became Vice President of the Group in 2011.professional life at Acciona

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.


Board Member - Scott Charlton

Scott is the Chief Executive Officer at Transurban, having joined the organisation in 2012 from Lend Lease, where he was Group Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Scott held several senior appointments across a range of infrastructure and financial institutions, including as CFO of Leighton Holdings (2007-2009) and as a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank (1995-2003). 

He is Deputy Chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, and a member of the Monash Industry Council of Advisors and the Business Council of Australia.

 

Board Member - Sergio Cinerari

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 - 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).

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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 - Gillian Miles

Gillian is CEO and Commissioner at the National Transport Commission and has over three decades of experience across the public sector, particularly in  the transport and community-focussed services. She has previously been Head of Transport for Victoria, where she led a significant reform of the state’s transport system that put users’ interests at the forefront of Victoria’s approach to designing and delivering integrated transport solutions. 


Gillian has held several other senior leadership roles within Victoria’s public sector, and is a former Head of Strategy and Performance for the Transport Accident Commission.


Board Member - Marko Misko

Marko is a Partner with law firm HWL Ebsworth specialising in the areas of construction and infrastructure, energy and resources, health and transport. He is one of Australia’s pre-eminent government, infrastructure and project lawyers, with nearly 30 years' experience acting for both the public and private sectors across the full spectrum of infrastructure sectors. His focus is on collaborative approaches to project delivery models and risk allocation.

In addition to his Board role at Roads Australia, Marko sits on the boards of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and the Australasian BIM Advisory Board.

 

Board Member - Juan Santamaria

Juan is Executive Chairman and CEO of CIMIC Group Limited and has extensive international experience in the delivery of large and complex construction, services and PPP projects and has been responsible for projects and businesses in Australia, Europe, North America, Latin America and South Africa. 


Before commencing as CIMIC Group’s CEO in February 2020, he was Managing Director of CPB Contractors (CIMIC Group’s construction business), with responsibility for CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia and Broad across their international operations. Prior to that, Juan held roles as the Managing Director of UGL (CIMIC Group’s services business) and Executive General Manager Public Private Partnerships and Construction West at CPB Contractors.

 

 

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

An engineer who grew up in Sydney’s south, Rodd has significant experience in transport and infrastructure issues and was Secretary of Transport for NSW for over three years. 

As the State's most senior transport bureaucrat, Rodd led 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 and has held senior roles in both the public and private sectors.

 

 

Policy Streams

Customer Experience

CHAIR - Sergio Cinerari, Chief Operating Officer, Downer Australian Operations

DEPUTY CHAIR - Chris Jackson, General Manager - Customer Experience, Transurban

Capacity 

CHAIR - Scott Olsen, CEO, Fredon

DEPUTY CHAIR - Kay Salvair-Smith, Partner, MinterEllison Consulting

Safety 

CHAIR - Juan Santamaria, Executive Chairman and CEO, CIMIC Group Limited

DEPUTY CHAIR (ROADWORKER SAFETY) - Jeff Doyle, CEO, Altus Traffic

Sustainability 

CHAIR - Marko Misko, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

DEPUTY CHAIR - Jay Stricker, Industry Director - Transportation, AECOM

Transport Reform

CHAIR - Aneetha de Silva, MD - Government, Aurecon

DEPUTY CHAIR - Mandi Mees, Executive Leader Safety, National Transport Commission


Diversity & Inclusion Committee

CHAIR - Clare Gardiner-Barnes - Head of Strategy, Planning and Innovation, Infrastructure NSW

DEPUTY CHAIR - Katriina Tahka - CEO, A Human Agency




Policy Streams