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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Industry Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

06/03/2020 12:00 to 06/03/2020 14:30

Venue: Customs House

For our first Brisbane industry lunch of the year, we're delighted to welcome TMR D-G Neil Scales back to the RA rostrum.

Among other things, Neil will be talking about ethical leadership and decision-making in the workplace.


Date:      Friday 6 March

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

Where:   Customs House (Long Room), 399 Queen Street, Brisbane

Diet:       Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements



Members Seat - $209 (inc GST)

Non Members Seat - $271.70 (inc GST) 

Member Corporate Tables (10 Seats) - $2090 (inc GST) 

Non Member Corporate Tables (10 Seats) - $2717 (inc GST) 

Roads Australia offers 5 free seats to members on maternity/paternity leave for every Industry Lunch or Forum on a first-in, best dressed basis. Please email directly to secure one of these complimentary seats.






Neil Scales - Director-General, Department of 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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