Date and time

Tuesday, 24 August 2021
1pm to 2pm


via Zoom Link
This event has already taken place.

Join us for our Emerging Leaders webinar as we hear from the expect panel on their experience working on and delivering large scale projects, particularly around key challenges and highlights.

The Emerging Leaders Program is a national series of networking, thought leadership and mentoring activities for under 35’s. 

Roads Australia is committed to fostering young talent as part of our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy, and to ensure we are building a capable talent pool to deliver on the future pipeline. 
Date:    Tuesday 24 August 2021

Time:   1.00pm - 2.00pm

Where: Zoom

Diet:     Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements


RA Member Attendance FREE

RA Non Member Attendance $80 (inc GST)

Please note: While our EL target audience is the under 35's and therefore anyone who falls within this age bracket is welcome to attend, it will have the most benefit for those who are just starting out in their careers (0-10 years experience). 

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

Contacts: Rachael Rooney (Event queries) or Daniel Mellow (Booking queries)

Please find our event and booking guide here. 


This event is proudly sponsored by FSC Group.



Lachlan Smith - Managing Director, FSC Group

Lachlan is the Managing Director and one of the founding members of FSC Group, a group of businesses that provide Construction Engineering, Design and Environmental Consulting Services to the Transport Infrastructure Sector.

A qualified engineer, Lachlan began his career working on major projects with companies such as Fulton Hogan and Thiess, before at 27 starting FSC with two of his colleagues. Since it’s inception 6 years ago, he has been pivotal in building FSC from a crazy idea into a place that people love to work and a rapidly growing business that provides a unique combination of engineering services to major infrastructure projects across Australia.

Lachlan’s experience both working as an engineer and an entrepreneur in Infrastructure gives him a unique perspective on our industry, how it works and how to build a great career within it.

Danny Benjamin - Delivery Director at Major Road Projects Victoria

Danny has his Nana to thank for embarking on a career in civil engineering which has now evolved into the role of Delivery Director at Major Road Projects Victoria. Heeding Nan’s advice, who suggested he become an engineer because of his mathematics skills, Danny completed an engineer degree with Monash University and went on to work across both the private and public sector.

His experience includes working with engineering consultancies such as SKM, Halcrow (in the UK) and GHD, construction companies such as Thiess and in Government roles with Victoria Police and now MRPV.

Although Danny has designed various things as an engineer (some of which are still standing and usable) he quickly realised that his skills lay more in helping infrastructure businesses to plan and deliver more effectively.

Danny is most proud of giving Victoria Police a new headquarters and more recently developing and implementing MRPV’s new collaborative delivery approach – a game changer for the way in which infrastructure projects are procured and delivered.

Zoe Toogood - Engineering Manager MTP, Rail Projects Victoria

Zoe is a highly regarded Leader with 20+ years experience delivering Transport Infrastructure projects. As a Chartered Professional Engineer and Certified Practicing Project Manager, she has held senior leadership roles on multi-billion-dollar road and rail infrastructure projects. 

She is a proficient and personable leader, passionate about empowering teams to achieve outstanding project outcomes.  She is commercially savvy, an excellent communicator and well networked.  She is well known for her ability to deliver.

Zoe is currently working on the Metro Tunnel Project (MTP), an $11bn investment delivering 9 km of twin tunnels and 5 underground stations under the Melbourne CBD together with various surface upgrade works, to connect the Sunbury and Pakenham lines to relieve congestion in the City Loop.  Zoe’s role is to lead a team of Subject Matter Experts charged with solving complex technical issues, and to support the engineering teams across the three main Packages by driving collaboration, stakeholder engagement, process improvements, and enhanced project reporting.  




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.    

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