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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Young Professionals Event (Brisbane)

11/03/2020 17:00 to 11/03/2020 19:00

Venue: Pacific Hotel

For our first Young Professionals event in Brisbane for 2020, we're pleased to be joined by Julie Mitchell, Deputy Director-General (Policy, Planning and Investment) at DTMR,  Colette Munro, Chief Digital Innovation Officer at AECOM and Hugh Morrison, Asia Pacific Engineering Manager for Bechtel.

Julie, Colette and Hugh will be talking about innovation and technology - including digital engineering - in the construction and transport space, and what it means for the next generation of young engineers and leaders coming through. 

This is another fantastic opportunity for the 'under 35s' to pick up some important lessons from industry leaders and catch-up with their peers.


Date:     Wednesday 11 March 2020

Time:     5pm- 7pm 

Where:  Pacific Hotel (Parklands Room), 345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill - Brisbane

Diet:       Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements

NB: Whilst we welcome attendance from all members, our YP network is primarily targeted at the under 35's of the industry.



RA Member - $70 (inc GST)

RA Member group booking - $490 (inc GST)  - register 7 get 1 free

RA Non-member-  $85 (inc GST)

RA Non-member group booking - $595 inc GST - register 7 get 1 free

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



This event is proudly sponsored by



Julie Mitchell, Deputy Director-General (Policy, Planning and Investment), Dept of Transport and Main Roads

Julie was appointed to her current role in March 2018. In it she sets the future direction of the transport system in Queensland, ensuring investment across the road, rail, public transport, active transport and freight networks is balanced as part of a single integrated transport network.

She defines and shapes key strategies, policies and plans for an integrated transport system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, while driving value for the community. 


Colette Munro, Chief Digital Innovation Officer at AECOM

Colette leads a deliberate strategy to digitise AECOM's design and engineering consulting business across the Asia Pacific, as well as leverage the new opportunities that digitising infrastructure brings. Her team uses a combination of agile and lean methodologies to develop, test and host digital solutions for clients and create new digitally enabled career paths for AECOM staff. 

Prior to joining AECOM, Colette led architecture and software development for the digital customer experience team at Schneider Electric, where she worked across Australia, the US, Europe and South Africa.



Hugh Morrison, Manager of Engineering Asia Pacific, Bechtel Infrastructure

Hugh has been involved in engineering and construction for over 30 years. He's held senior management roles in the delivery of public and private infrastructure projects including roads, tunnels, bridges, airfields, buildings, materials processing facilities, tailings and raw water dams, concrete foundations, wharves and jetties.

Hugh has a passion to see increased skills in the workplace and the transfer of knowledge though good mentoring.




Bookings are to be confirmed and paid in full 48 hours prior to the event.  Bookings received 48 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed unless a confirmation has been received by the Events Director. Cancellations should be notified in writing by email.  Cancellations received prior to one week before the event will receive a full refund less 25%.   No refund will be applicable for cancellations received after one week prior to the event although substitute delegates are welcomed.    

Please note:  Anyone registering for and/or attending an RA event does so on the condition and understanding that his or her name, company/organisation and title will be provided to other attendees. Registration and/or attendance also implies consent to be photographed at the event, and for those photographs to be used in various media for the purposes of promotion and publicity. Attendees’ names, organisations and/or titles may also be included in accompanying captions.