Peter Sammut is the Chief Executive Officer of the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel Authority which is the government body responsible for the management and delivery of the West Gate Tunnel Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project.
The Authority is also responsible for the recently completed delivery of Stage 1 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade and the Webb Dock access improvement projects.
Before leading the West Gate Tunnel Authority, Peter was the CEO of Capital Projects within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Peter has over 35 years’ experience in managing some of Victoria’s most significant and complex infrastructure projects, in both PPP and state delivery models and across multiple sectors.
The last 18 years have been on PPP projects, including the $3.5 billion Victorian Desalination Project, one of the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plants and recipient of over 20 international and national awards and the $2.5 billion EastLink PPP Project, also the recipient of numerous awards and Victoria’s largest ever urban road project at that time.
Now on the West Gate Tunnel project since mid-2016, Peter has previously pioneered initiatives now in use on many major projects such as performance based Environment Effects Statements, particularly suited to PPP projects.
David Clements is the Program Director for Major Projects in Victoria for Transurban.
David currently oversees the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel Project for Transurban. Other projects under his remit include the $1 billion CityLink Tulla Widening Project, completed in late 2017, and the $400 million Monash Freeway Upgrade, due for completion in mid 2018.
He has over 15 years’ experience in the infrastructure and construction industry and has gathered experience on a diverse range of projects including high rise buildings, processing plants and large scale transport infrastructure projects in both green and brown field environments.
David spent seven years working in Asia on building and civil construction engineering projects prior to moving back to Australia in 2003. Prior to joining Transurban, David was the General Manager of Southern Way, the Project Company responsible for the finance, design, construction, delivery and operation of the 27km long Peninsula Link Freeway in Melbourne. He was also the Project Director of one of the two consortiums to be shortlisted for the final stages of the $5 billion East West Link Project bid in Melbourne. David has had extensive exposure to a broad range of project delivery models including managing contractor, design and construct, EPC, alliances and public private partnerships.
David joined Transurban in October 2014.
Anne commenced work with the Office of the Coordinator-General in July 2015 to oversee the safe delivery of the Major Transport Infrastructure Program. She provides strategic safety support to the Coordinator-General, Mr Corey Hannett. The Coordinator-General has the responsibility, on behalf of the Victorian Government, to deliver the Major Transport Infrastructure Program which currently estimated to be $38 billion.
Anne is well supported in her role, working closely with 5 Safety Directors who have responsibility for safety within each of the Administrative Offices; Level Crossing Removal Authority, Rail Projects Victoria, Westgate Tunnel Authority, North East Link Authority and the Major Road Projects Authority, as well as various senior leaders from within the Program and the broader Victorian Government.
Anne has held leadership safety roles in construction and petrochemical for more than 20 years in both government and private enterprise and clearly enjoys a challenge!
Stuart Moseley has more than 30 years of experience in urban management and project delivery, and has held senior positions in three State Governments, the private sector and local government.
He is a former Chief Executive of the Adelaide City Council, a former National Vice-President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, a Registered Planner and Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Immediately prior to taking the helm at the VPA in June 2017, Stuart oversaw the delivery of a new planning system for Queensland a new regional plan for South East Queensland.
In his VPA role he has driven the repositioning of the Authority as a broad-based State-wide growth planning agency and is now working to deliver the organisation’s largest-ever project portfolio.
Adele is Director of Strategy and planning at Infrastructure Victoria and brings more than a decade of infrastructure planning experience to the team. In 2016, she led the development of Victoria's first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy. Previous roles include Project Director of the Metro Tunnel Project through its planning and development phases. Adele holds Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) and Arts from Monash University.
With over 20 years’ experience as a Project Manager, Jill has worked on largescale infrastructure projects, including Melbourne Metro Early Works, Melbourne Water Capital Delivery, South Road Superway and Network Integration and Ancillary Works (NIAW) and Barwon Water Alliance.
On all projects Jill can add value at executive level on: technical and strategic planning skills, risk management, finance and cost management, safety, quality, environmental targets, time targets.
She has a strong background in building positive working r elationships with clients and stakeholders and a proven record of accomplishment collaboratively managing projects from design through to delivery and completion. A big strategic thinker, Jill will always challenge the ‘right’ answer for the outcome.
In addition to her construction delivery skills she has an established history in the UK in managing statutory planning and property acquisition and business development.
Brendan brings over 35 years of corporate experience and a wealth of infrastructure expertise, including tenure as CEO of Queensland Motorways, where he oversaw the successful transition of the business from government to private ownership. Brendan was also the former Chief Operating Officer of Transurban Group.
Brendan serves on the Boards of the Australian Logistics Council and Ports Australia and is a member of the Victorian Government’s Ministerial Freight Reference Group.
Craig leads an amazing team of people who are striving to make the world better. Physical activity is vital for a long, happy life. So Bicycle Network makes it easier for everyone to ride a bike every day. The end game is to turn Australia into a nation of bike riders.
As the C.E.O Craig’s role is to provide direction, get the best out of the team and make sure everyone is on track. Craig says the title means nothing unless he inspires the team to do things they didn’t think they could.
Craig sums up how he feels about his job with this quote, ‘To love what you do and feel that it matters, how can anything else be more fun.’
He started working life with 9 years as a commercial lawyer. But he couldn’t help thinking, ‘There must be more to life than filling out a timesheet every 6 minutes?’ Then one day he hit the jackpot and had a case involving sports marketing.
This ignited a spark so he started a sponsorship consulting business. After 5 fun years he then went on to become the General Manager Commercial Operations for the Brisbane Broncos and Carlton Football Club.
In 2007 he joined the then Bicycle Victoria as GM Marketing and Membership and has been pedalling hard to get more people in the saddle ever since.
Prof Currie is a renowned international Public Transport research leader and policy advisor with over 30 years experience. He has published more research papers in leading international peer research journals in this field than any other researcher in the world. He is founder and Director of the Public Transport Research Group at Monash University which was identified as the 3rd top academic research group in the world in an European independent review of the field in 2015. In 2016 Professor Currie won both the best paper in the 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai and the best paper in the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transport Research Board in Washington DC, the largest transport conference in the world. Professor also won the TRB paper award in 2012 and is the only person to ever win it twice.
Professor Currie is founder of the ‘World Transit Research’ clearinghouse (www.worldtransitresearch.info) which has consolidated all research in this field into a single accessible source and is now used by over 8,000 towns and cities in over 170 countries worldwide.
Professor Currie has worked for some of the worlds leading Public Transport Operators including London Transport, and he has managed numerous Public Transport research and development projects internationally. Prof Curries experience spans Project Management, Demand Forecasting, Planning Methods in Public Transport, Regulatory Reviews, Efficiency and Performance Benchmarking, Training, Market Research, Investment Appraisal and Financial and Economic Analysis. Graham is also a specialist advisor to international agencies on planning transport special events and has worked on all the summer Olympic Games since 1996 and the Hajj pilgrimage in Mekka. Graham is also employed by international consultants Strategy& PwC as a specialist in public transport but is also employed at Monash University as one of the worlds first Professors in Public Transport. In this role he aims to develop knowledge and training for the public transport profession on a national and international basis.
Nic has had a varied and distinguished career. He is a Dad. And to relax he is building a home in the Victorian high country with his friends and kids.
Nic left the UK 20 years ago after founding and leading a homelessness organisations that was recognised globally for its innovation and for which Nic was awarded an MBE.
On arriving in Australia he was asked to lead the Brotherhood of St Lawrence as its CEO, and for this work was awarded a Centenary medal. He is recognised by the World Economic Forum as a world leading social entrepreneur, and is an award‐winning author for his writing on social enterprise.
Since 2005 Nic has founded and led 2 organisations focused on Co2 reduction, energy security and affordable energy. The organisations delivered some of the worlds largest energy efficiency campaigns, changed the way UN carbon credits are generated globally and cut global CO2 emissions by tens of millions of tones.
As a Melbourne City Councillor, he Chairs the Transport Portfolio and also Chairs the Aboriginal City Portfolio.
An engineer by trade, Brendan Pauwels has worked in the Victorian infrastructure industry for more than 20 years, the last four as a Project Director. During this time, he has managed a variety of transport projects ranging from complex tram stop upgrades to new freeway construction and level crossing removals. Since joining the Major Road Projects Authority, Brendan has led the delivery of projects in central and south east Melbourne including the high profile Streamlining Hoddle Street project and the complex EES compilation for the Mordialloc Freeway.
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