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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy in Transport Forum (Sydney)

02/10/2019 09:00 to 02/10/2019 12:30

Venue: Hyde Park (DH)

At this event we'll explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the emerging uptake of electric vehicles, including:

  • implementation of the appropriate infrastructure to enable their effective use,
  • how to shift and reduce energy demands from imported fuel to electricity, and
  • what pump hydro can offer in terms of providing renewable, stored energy to the Sydney network.

Expert government and industry insights will be provided by Peter Colacino, Executive Director of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia; Paul Broad, CEO of Snowy Hydro; and Marco Assorati, Executive Director Asia Pacific, Salini Impregilo.



Date:        Wednesday 2 October 2019

Time:        9am - 12.30pm (including light lunch)

Where:     Hyde Park (DH), Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Diet:         Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements




Non RA Members Seat - $100 (inc GST)





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

Clare Gardiner-Barnes is the Head of Strategy, Planning and Innovation at Infrastructure NSW. In her role Clare is responsible for the 20 year State Infrastructure Strategy, development of 5 year Infrastructure plans, provides independent advice to government on strategic infrastructure issues and opportunities.

As a board member of the NSW Telco Authority and Roads Australia, Clare is committed to working with industry and across government to support the adoption of new infrastructure technology. Before taking on infrastructure leadership roles Clare worked in in various executive positions in education and was the Chief Executive of the Department of Children and Families in the Northern Territory. Clare is an advocate for women in leadership and workforce flexibility.


Paul Broad, Managing Director and CEO,Snowy Hydro

Mr Broad was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 20 June 2013. Before being appointed as a director, Mr Broad was Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure NSW,  AAPT, PowerTel, Energy Australia Sydney Water and Hunter Water.

In addition, Mr Broad was formerly Chairman of the Hunter Development Corporation and a non-executive director of Iinett Ltd.



Peter Colacino, Executive Director, Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia

Peter Colacino leads Infrastructure Australia's Policy and Research team and is tasked with identifying the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the delivery of infrastructure for Australia's growing cities and regions. The team has recently delivered Australia's second national Infrastructure Audit as well as deep dive policy examining future mobility, sequencing infrastructure delivery and population growth.

Peter brings his experience working both in positions across the public and private sectors on some of Australia's largest infrastructure projects, including Northconnex,Transport for Newcastle and Gold Coast Light Rail. He has also been a champion for generational change in transport services, including the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicle technology, electric vehicle adoption and new models of transport service provision.


Marco Assorati, Executive Director Asia Pacific, Salini Impregilo

Marco is a qualified civil engineer (specialised in hydraulics and civil structures) with over 20 years’ experience.

He commenced with Salini Impregilo as the Technical and Project Manager of the Garafiri Dam Hydroelectric Project in Guinea in 1998. Since then he has held a wide variety of roles, ranging from Contracts Manager, Project Director, Company Director and General Operations Manager managing concurrent multi-million dollar projects in Nigeria and Ethiopia, to General Operation Manager in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia and - most recently from 2015 - D&C metro, bridges, tunnelling and stations across Australia.

Last October Marco was appointed as Executive Director Asia Pacific in charge of business development in the entire region.



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