Date and time

Friday, 8 March 2024
12pm to 2:30pm (AEDT)


Hyatt Regency, Grand Ballroom
161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000, 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.


Our speaker -

Jessica Hall -  Deputy Secretary at Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Jessica Hall serves as the Deputy Secretary for the Infrastructure Group within the Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications, and the Arts. Within this role, Ms. Hall assumes the responsibility of offering counsel on areas such as the Commonwealth Infrastructure Projects, Land Transport Infrastructure, Road and Vehicle Safety as well as Olympic, Paralympic & Sports Infrastructure. Preceding this position, Ms. Hall held a number of senior positions within the infrastructure, science, and education portfolios, amassing over 15 years of involvement in addressing economic and social policy matters within the Australian Public Service. Notably, she has pursued an Executive program in infrastructure financing at Harvard Kennedy School, and she has attained Master's degrees in both International Law and Asian Studies.


Our panel - 

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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


Rebecca Baker

Event Manager