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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Fellows Multi State Luncheon - Graeme Newton (Hosted in Brisbane)

10/04/2019 12:00 to 10/04/2019 13:30

Venue: KBR Offices Nationally


The RA Fellows are delighted to host Graeme Newton, CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, as he shares lessons from his time in senior leadership roles spanning 25 years in infrastructure and most recently overseeing the $5.4b Cross River Rail Project. 

Our multi-state lunches are open to all Fellows, past and present. While this event is being hosted in Brisbane, each state holds its own lunch, and we engage with other states via video-conference. All Fellows have the opportunity to hear from the speaker and ask questions, while engaging with Fellows in their home states. As this is a multi-state event - please note below the time of the event in your location.  

The RA Fellowship chapter aims to build leadership capacity in three areas: 

1.      Personal leadership.

2.      Organisational leadership.

3.      Industry leadership

This lunch focuses on our organisational leadership pillar. We have identified some key topics of interest to Fellows, however please think of some questions you may wish to ask on the day.



KBR Offices 

Brisbane (HOST) - 12.00pm- 1.30pm (Lunch, Tea & Coffee)

Address: Level 11, 199 Grey Street, South Brisbane


Sydney- 12.00pm- 1.30pm (Lunch, Tea & Coffee)

Address: Level 13, 201 Kent Street, Sydney


Melbourne - 12.00pm- 1.30pm (Lunch, Tea & Coffee)

Address: Level 3, 441 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne


Perth - 10.00am- 11.30am (Morning Tea)

Address: Level 16, 300 Murray Street, Perth


Adelaide - 11.30am- 1.00pm (Morning Tea)

Address: 186 Greenhill Road, Parkside


Canberra - 12.30pm-2.00pm

Dial in details will be provided.



The Fellowship Program is proudly sponsored by the John Holland Group and hosted by KBR.



Graeme Newton has more than 25 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector. In the past 15 years he has led large-scale, high profile and complex infrastructure projects within the private and public sector, with a strategic and delivery-oriented approach as a senior executive leading billions of dollars’ worth of projects.

His vast experience and expertise in the industry has seen him awarded with the National Award for Excellence and the QUT Outstanding Alumni Award. Graeme was appointed by the Premier of Queensland in 2011 as the first CEO of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Over the years, Graeme has worked in a range of different infrastructure leadership roles including the role of Director-General for the Department of Infrastructure and Planning where he was a key decision maker for Queensland, leading major infrastructure, investments, planning and project delivery. He was also appointed as Coordinator-General under the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld) and has most recently worked for Deloitte Australia as Lead Partner for the Queensland Government with a national focus on the delivery of large, complex and high-profile infrastructure and major capital projects.

n his current role as CEO of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Graeme is leading the delivery of the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project, which will transform SEQ's public transport network once complete. This role involves extensive engagement and strategic policy advise for a range of interstate, Queensland and local government departments. Graeme’s key strengths are in strategy, transformation and building high performing teams.     


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