2022 Conference Speakers


Opening Address
Tony Hopkins – Chair of BIC and Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Division of ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC)

Keynote Address The Hon Catherine King MP - Federal Member for Ballarat and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Mobility for Life Download Presentation
Andrew Bata – Head of UITP North America Regional Office, UITP, International Associated of Public Transport

The Australian Bus Scene Panel – Operational Imperatives

Nicholas Yap – Chief Executive Officer, ComfortDelGro Australia
Darren Webster – Chief Executive Officer, Kangaroo Bus Lines
Mark Dunlop – Managing Director, Sydney Northern Beaches, Keolis Downer
Matt Campbell – General Manager, Kinetic
John King – Managing Director, Premier Transport Group
Mark McKenzie – Managing Director of Queensland, Transdev Australasia
Len Kidd – General Manager, RiverCity Ferries
Geoffrey Beck – Divisional Manager, Transport for Brisbane

What is the ‘new normal’ for Australia’s transport network  Download Presentation
Terry Rawnsley – Director, Planning & Infrastructure, Economics, KPMG Australia

Creating a ‘customer experience’ culture in your organisation – Download Presentation
Yvette Mihelic – Director Customer Experience Rail and Transport, John Holland

On Demand – where are we now since the early trials in 2017? Where it has worked, not worked and why

On Demand transport services driving mobility behaviours Download Presentation
Segolene Deeley – Director, Future Mobility & Corporate Affairs,  Keolis Downer

The Queensland Government experience with On Demand implementation Download Presentation
Andy Meyer – Acting Executive Director Service Planning and Infrastructure, TransLink, Department of Transport and Main Roads

On Demand and MaaS solutions for regional areas

Towards a blueprint for MaaS in regional and rural areas Download Presentation
Professor John Nelson – Chair in Public Transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School

Demand responsive services for ‘low density’ regional areas – does it work? Download Presentation
Andrew Amos, Business Manager – Moree Cavanagh Bus and Coach

On Demand and MaaS Panel

Future implications for bus and coach operations from the "Skills and Jobs Summit"

Upskilling your bus business for a resilient workforce Download Presentation
Klausch Schmidt – Director of IRC Operations, Australian Industry Standards

Staying ahead of the ‘new now’ of Insecure Work Download Presentation
Tim Capelin – Partner, Piper Alderman

Preparing for the future of enterprise bargaining Download Presentation
Melissa Hogan – Industrial Relations Manager Rail and Transit Systems, Downer Group

Skills and Job Summit Panel

Bus Driver Resilience

Improving driver resilience and management capability to enhance wellbeing and community safety Download Presentation
Jason Lee – Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, Transit Systems

Creating efficiencies by factoring individual persona and lifestyle preferences
Russ Yell – Regional Director, ANZ, Optibus

Driver Resilience Panel with Steven Bradbury

Keynote Address - Neil Scales, Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads

Creating a connected transport network  Download Presentation

Safety - It's everyone's business

Driver safety – safety sustainability, changing workplace culture and driver behaviour- Download Presentation
David Swords – Risk Consultant, Drive Risk

BusSA – School safety education program Download Presentation
Andrea Overall – Executive Officer, BusSA

Part 1 What’s in the pipeline – National Regulation and Reform

An update on Heavy Vehicle National Law and Safe Systems review of the Australian Road Rules Download Presentation
Aaron de Rozario – Executive Leaders, National Transport Commission

An update from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Download Presentation
Sal Petrocitto – Chief Executive Officer, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator – Presented by Ray Hassall 

Keynote Address - The Hon. Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Keynote Address - Senator the Hon. Carol Brown, Senator for Tasmania and Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Part 2 What’s in the pipeline – National Regulation and Reform

The reform of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport – where is it heading? –Download Presentation
Madonna – National Policy Manager, Bus Industry Confederation

An update on Heavy Vehicle Road Reform Download Presentation
Edwina Barton – Assistant Director, Road Market Reform, Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

An update on the National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot Download Presentation
Matthew Rendle – Assistant Director National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts,Transport Market Reform and Technology, Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Keynote Address - Senator the Hon Tim Ayres, Federal Assistant Minister for Trade and for Manufacturing

Keynote Address - Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Zero Emission Buses (ZEB) - Critical Thinking in the real world

Why a ZEB is not diesel! –Download Presentation
Stephen Lucas – Chair of BIC’s Zero Emission Committee and Chair Warrnambool Bus Lines

The shape and form of bus contracts – Download Presentation
Maria Capati – Partner, Piper Alderman

Training for jobs of the future for electric and hydrogen vehicles – Download Presentation
Paul Mascord – Director Fleet Services, Transport Canberra

Zero Emission Buses (ZEB) - Panel

What can Australia learn from the rest of the world - The mistakes and successes of ZEB implementation

International lessons learned with ZEB –Download Presentation
Mike Nugent – Head of Hitachi Europe’s ZeroCarbon business, Hitachi (Electric)

An International prespective of mixed depot use –Download Presentation
Mark Peters, General Manager Fleet, Innovation & Business Intelligence – Transit Systems

What can Australia learn from the rest of the world - Panel

Fireside Chat - Department heads and senior officials of transport on government plans for public transport

Department of Infrastructure and Transport SA – Jon Whelan, Chief Executive
Department of Transport and Main Roads of Queensland – Peter Milward, General Manager, Passenger Transport, Integration
Department of Transport Victoria – Stuart Johns, Executive Director, Modal Planning
Public Transport Authority of WA – Martin White, Executive Director Transperth System, Regional and School Bus Services
Transport for NSW Howard Collins OBE, Chief Operations Officer, Greater Passenger Transport, Integration