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Australasian Railway Association Future Leaders Program Starts in Melbourne

The first workshop for the 2018 Australasian Railway Association Future Leaders Program has commenced in Melbourne. The programme brings together young talents working in rail from across Australia and New Zealand to develop their leadership skills and cultivate networks under the mentorship of senior figures in the industry. All 37 participants, one per member organisation, were selected by a rigorous application progress.

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The programme comprises three residential workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, along with five networking events. The participants must also complete group projects which will be presented at AusRAIL 2018.

Danny Broad, CEO of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), said:

“37 young stars from right across our industry have come together to develop their leadership abilities, establish valuable networks and ultimately, complete projects that address challenges facing rail. They have been put into diverse project teams and are being challenged to look for ways to incrementally improve our industry so rail can deliver the tidal wave of infrastructure investment heading our way whilst innovating and adapting to the changing transport landscape.”

The 2018 ARA Future Leaders are:

Stanley Weng
Campbell Loudon
Jason Fooks
Casey Milburn
Matthew Barker
Knorr-Bremse Australia
Joshua Steed
Elias Kassas
George Bechara
Laing O’Rouke
Odette Gan
Sydney Trains
Charlotte Moss
Bombardier Transportation
Simon Duke
McConnell Dowell
Vanessa Sullivan
Nicholas Tribonias
Coleman Rail
Chantelle Singleton
Metro Trains Melbourne
James Porteous
Taylor Rail Australia
Ian Forbes
Commonwealth Steel Company
Nick Demakis
NSW Trainlink
Mu Qi
Ryan Cush
CPB Contractors
Daniel Price
Pacific National
Teneil Harrison
Sushmitha Babu
David Bardos
Port of Melbourne
Shelly Fraser
Transport Canberra
Liam O’Shanessy
Yang Lit Phay
Ryan Kumar
UGL Unipart
Clinton Smalley
Institute of Railway Technology
Nicola Belcher
Public Transport Victoria
Cristin Williams
Daniel Richter
Justine Scarff
Queensland Rail
Matthew Spano
Irfan Hameed
John Holland
Bradley Hocking
Shoal Engineering
Benjamin Buckle
Yarra Trams
Melanie Bowden
RCR Infrastructure

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