Date and time

Tuesday, 27 February 2024
12pm to 2:30pm (AEDT)


Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
110 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
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Creating a culture of diversity in Australia's transport industry

To share the importance of establishing a more inclusive sector, RA will be holding a series of lunches around the country to support 2024 International Women's Day.

RA is committed to building a transport sector that attracts, engages and retains women as part of a diverse workforce, while shaping the transport networks of the future.

The pathway to a more representative industry is a shared one. Our IWD lunches are an event open for all genders and careers. Collectively, we can make a difference and we hope to see a diverse audience at all our lunches, committing to a culture of inclusion.


As part of RA's International Women's Day lunch series, we are pleased to welcome Katie Cooper, CEO at Metro Tasmania as our guest speaker in Hobart, who will then join other industry leaders for a panel discussion.

Our speaker:

Katie Cooper 
Chief Executive Officer
Metro Tasmania

Katie is the CEO of Metro Tasmania, which is the largest Tasmanian owned public transport operator.  Prior to joining Metro Tasmania, Katie held senior positions with Melbourne Airport, Stansted Airport, Northern Territory Airports and Air New Zealand.  Over the course of Katie’s career, she has worked across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and has an MBA. 

Katie is a Director with the Public Transport Association – Australia and New Zealand (PTAANZ). She is also the inaugural Chair of Tasmanian Chapter of Chief Executive Women.

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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


Felicity Lampert

Executive - Programs & Events

Rebecca Baker

Event Manager