Date and time

Thursday, 16 November 2023
12pm to 2:30pm (AEDT)


Doltone House Hyde Park | Manhattan Room
3/181 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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Join us in a discussion about the future of transport across Sydney with Trudi Mares, Deputy Secretary, Greater Sydney at Transport for New South Wales.

Trudi is a highly skilled public servant with experience across a broad range of sectors. In her current role, Trudi is supporting the planning and delivery of integrated transport systems alongside a strong interest in community-focused decision making.

With a passion for place making and planning accessible infrastructure, this is a valuable opportunity to hear directly from Trudi about Sydney’s transport systems and discuss TfNSW’s efforts to bolster long-term resilience against the impacts of extreme weather and climate change. Trudi will also discuss how TfNSW is embedding sustainable principles across its full suite of operations as we transition to a net zero transport system.

These lunches are complimentary for RA members to attend and are an opportunity for an open discussion with senior industry leaders. Registration is no guarantee of a place and we will advise in due course if your expression of interest is successful.

Our Speaker:
 Trudi Mares - Deputy Secretary, Greater Sydney, Transport for NSW

Trudi Mares is the Deputy Secretary, Greater Sydney at Transport for NSW and is leading the division that is putting customers and communities at the forefront of everything they do, as they redefine integrated transport choices to improve the lives of people in Greater Sydney.

Trudi’s focus is on fostering equity for communities across Greater Sydney through enhanced planning of public transport, infrastructure and places. She is passionate about ensuring customers across Greater Sydney, no matter where they live, have access to great jobs, housing, health care and social connections within 30 minutes from home.

Trudi is also a Board Director for the Public Transport Association Australia New Zealand.

Having held executive roles and led teams across the NSW Public Service at NSW Police, Roads and Maritime Services, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Corrective Services and Attorney Generals and Justice, Trudi has a passion for authentic leadership, customer and people experience and digital transformation.

Her background spans business management, policy, finance, people and culture and shared and corporate services as well as operations. Trudi holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

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Dress code: Business attire

Dietaries: Please inform of any dietary requirements 2 weeks prior to the event

Please Note: RA Leaders' lunches are for RA members only.
Registering your interest is no guarantee of place.  You will be advised in due course if your request is successful.  All enquiries should be directed to

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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