Date and time

Wednesday, 22 September 2021
4:30pm to 5:30pm


via Zoom
Sydney, NSW 2000
This event has already taken place.

Improving fuel efficiency and encouraging the shift toward zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) powered by clean fuel technology is undoubtedly a desirable policy objective. At the same time, it has profound implications for the way transport infrastructure in Australia is paid for, as revenues from traditional sources such as fuel taxes and vehicle registration decline.
As more Australians make the switch to ZEVs and embrace alternative forms of transport – including rideshare and on-demand services – policy makers are confronted with the challenge of sustaining a revenue base sufficient to maintain and build the transport infrastructure our communities rely on. 
Now is the right time to consider how technology can help address this challenge, how systems can integrate with existing and emerging transport technology and what a nationally consistent, demand-based transport network pricing regime could look like in Australia.

Moderated by Michael Bushby, President, Roads Australia, we will hear from experts including:

  • Håkon Volldal, President and CEO, Q-Free - presentation 

  • Mandi Mees, Head of Program and Partnerships at the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Deputy Chair, Transport Reform Policy Stream, Roads Australia - presentation

  • Jonathan Spear, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Victoria - presentation

Date: Wednesday 22 September

Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm (AEST)

 ZOOM The Zoom link will be sent to you when you have booked on this event.  An email will be sent with the link on Monday 20 September.


This event is complimentary to RA members

RA Non members - $150 (inc GST)

For booking queries, please contact


This event is proudly sponsored by Q-Free.


Michael Bushby, President - Roads Australia 

Michael is the RA President and a Strategic Advisor to WSP in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a Board Director and past Chairman of NZ transport technology and services company EROAD. Between 1998 and 2011, he held various senior roles at the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) - including that of Chief Executive for the last two and a half years, managing a $5.3 billion budget and a team of 8,000. Michael was nominated for (and elected) President of Roads Australia at the 2019 AGM. This is his third term on the RA Board, having previously represented the RTA (2009-11) and Ventia (2014-16).


Hakon Volldal, CEO - Q-Free 

Håkon Volldal, a Norwegian citizen, has held the position as President & CEO in Q-Free since August 2016. Prior to joining Q-Free, Volldal spent more than 12 years with Tomra Systems ASA where he held several senior positions such as Director M&A, VP Investor Relations, SVP Business Development, and finally Executive Vice President and Head of business area Collection Solutions. Volldal has also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. 

Jonathan Spear, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Victoria 

Dr. Jonathan Spear is Infrastructure Victoria’s Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. He leads Infrastructure Victoria’s work on the 30-year infrastructure strategy, research program and providing independent advice to the Victorian Government. In addition, Jonathan is General Counsel and responsible for Infrastructure Victoria’s project management functions. Before joining Infrastructure Victoria, Jonathan held senior leadership, policy, strategy and legal roles with the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Department of Justice, Victoria Police and Slater & Gordon Lawyers.

Mandi Mees, Head of Program and Partnerships, National Transport Commission 

Mandi Mees is the Head of Program and Partnerships at the National Transport Commission (NTC) and is the Deputy Chair of Roads Australia’s Transport Reform Policy Stream.

Mandi has extensive experience in stakeholder and public engagement, leading the development of national policy reform with governments and industry to improve safety and productivity in land transport. As a part of her role at the NTC, Mandi supports the complex heavy vehicle national reform underway - which includes driver fatigue and driver health.

Prior to working at the NTC, Mandi was Executive Director of Policy at Roads Australia, and led the strategic development and implementation of Roads Australia’s national policy program working in partnership with leaders across all tiers of government, construction, engineering, the transport industry and their supply chains.

Mandi served as Deputy Mayor of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council until 2020, a local government organisation in Victoria.



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.    

Please note:  Anyone registering for and/or attending an RA event does so on the condition and understanding that his or her name, company/organisation and title will be provided to other attendees. Registration and/or attendance also implies consent to be photographed at the event, and for those photographs to be used in various media for the purposes of promotion and publicity. Attendees’ names, organisations and/or titles may also be included in accompanying captions. 

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap