Date and time

Thursday, 17 March 2022
6pm to 10pm (AEDT)


ivy ballroom
Level 1/320 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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RA's Emerging Leaders Program supports and assists our industry's next generation of leaders by providing them with unique networking and learning opportunities as they build their careers. 

Our fifth annual Emerging Leaders Gala Dinner provides the opportunity to hear invaluable insights on leadership and team building from senior figures in our industry while networking with your industry peers.

You'll also have to chance to hear from our outgoing PPP Award winner Rezarta Rushitaj - who will share perspectives from her 12 month industry ambassador experience - and meet the latest recipient as we formally present the PPP Award to John Hallam. Read more.


Tessa Knox-Grant
Executive Director, Planning and Programs - Greater Sydney Division, Transport for New South Wales

Tessa Knox-Grant is Executive Director Planning and Programs in the Greater Sydney Division at Transport for NSW. Planning and Programs lead the planning, prioritisation and delivery of current and future investments across the network, through evidence based decision making, supporting the changes required to translate Future Transport 2056 strategic objectives into customer and community outcomes across Greater Sydney.

Before joining TfNSW, Tessa worked as a Transport Planner in the private sector in NSW, Queensland and internationally. Her focus is on strategic planning, and multi-modal integrated transport projects.

Early bird tickets available until 3 March

Ticket prices from $220, BOOK NOW

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Dietary requirements: Please inform us of any dietary requirements at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Dress code: Cocktail / After 5

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

This event will be held consistent with current COVID-19 state guidelines and requirements.

Please ensure you make your booking using the appropriate rate. Bookings from non-member companies that book at a member rate will be contacted and asked to rebook at the correct price. If you are unsure of your organisation's membership status with RA, please contact

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Refund policy

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