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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Sustainability and Resilience Webinar

28/04/2020 12:00 to 28/04/2020 13:00

Venue: via Zoom

Australia's extraordinary summer of bushfires and current COVID-19 pandemic has focussed heightened attention on the sustainability and resilience of our integrated transport network.

Reflecting the extreme events of the past 6 months, there's now an even greater urgency to 'futureproof' our existing and new transport infrastructure to ensure it is reliable and safe in the best and worst of times.

In this policy webinar we'll be joined by a panel of experts to help us unpick the issues, identify the priorities and canvass the solutions.

In particular, the panellists will discuss the importance of sustainability and resilience agenda’s in a post-COVID-19 world as we all rush to try and fast-tack economic recovery.

Our keynote speaker is Romilly Madew, CEO, Infrastructure Australia, who will provide an update on IA's resilience agenda as well as the work she is doing with the CSIRO Disaster and Climate Resilience Expert Advisory panel.

Expert insights will be provided by Ainsley Simpson, CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA); Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Board Member, Roads Australia and Head of Strategy, Planning and Innovation, Infrastructure NSW; and Peter Colacino, Executive Director of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia with the session being facilitated by Marko Misko, Vice President, Roads Australia and Board Member and Finance Audit Risk Committee Chair, Roads Australia, Partner HWL Ebsworth.

We're also keen to hear the views of our webinar participants, so we'll be incorporating an interactive Q&A following the panel discussion.

This webinar will be the first of a number of collaborative activities Roads Australia and ISCA are planning as we explore the range of sustainability issues that will shape Australian infrastructure in the future.

Date:     Tuesday 28 April

Time:     12pm - 1pm AEST

ZOOM:  The Zoom link will be sent to you when you have registered your interest

Proudly in collaboration with ISCA




This event is complimentary to RA members, however limited to a maximum of 100 participants.

A limit of 2 participants per RA member company applies

$99 (inc GST) for non RA Members (email for interest.


Romilly Madew AO FTSE, CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Romilly Madew AO FTSE was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia, in early 2019 and is responsible for overseeing Infrastructure Australia’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.

Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Ms Madew was CEO of Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Ms Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019.

She is currently Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board (NSW), has previously held Board positions with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and Sydney Olympic Park Authority where she was also Chair of SOPAs Parkland Advisory Committee. She has sat on numerous Federal Government panels including the Cities Reference Group, National Sustainability Council, Climate Futures Independent Expert Group and the National Urban Policy Forum.

Romilly is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Technology, Honorary Fellow, Planning Institute of Australia and Life Fellow GBCA.

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.

Ainsley Simpson, CEO, ISCA

Ainsley joined ISCA in May 2016. Ainsley brings to ISCA an exceptional management, leadership and business experience underpinned by a strong science and sustainable resource management technical background. Ainsley is an experienced executive with a distinctive track record in professional services.

Ainsley was an executive at Pacific Environment, Strategic Environmental Focus and Coffey International. Now at ISCA, Ainsley works across the infrastructure industry to advance sustainable outcomes through the deployment and development of the IS rating scheme. Ainsley also oversees ISCA’s learning and development portfolio aimed at building marketing capability across industry.

Ainsley is committed to making a real impact in organisations that anchor in their core values, develop their people and support the advancement of women with leadership aspirations. Her proudest achievements are those that have come from collaborating with others.

Peter Colacino, Chief of 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. Recently his team completed the second Australian Infrastructure Audit presenting the most significant challenges and opportunities facing the infrastructure sector for the next 15 years.

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. More recently, as a member of the NRMA executive, Peter has been at the forefront of a generational change in transport services, championing the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicle technology, electric vehicle adoption and new models of transport service provision.

Marko Misko, Vice President, Roads Australia, Board Member and Finance Audit Risk Committee Chair, ISCA, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Marko is a partner of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, who specialises in structuring and negotiating major infrastructure projects, across the transport, defence, energy, health education, social housing and other industry sectors.

Marko is on the board of a number of industry peak bodies including Roads Australia and ISCA. Marko has a particular focus on improving infrastructure procurement, delivery and asset lifecycle through: greater collaborative contracting at every level of the supply chain; prioritising sustainability and resilience; and driving innovation and productivity.

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