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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
Arup
Campbell Loudon
KiwiRail
Jason Fooks
Siemens
Casey Milburn
Aurecon
Matthew Barker
Knorr-Bremse Australia
Joshua Steed
SNC-Lavalin
Elias Kassas
BHP
George Bechara
Laing O’Rouke
Odette Gan
Sydney Trains
Charlotte Moss
Bombardier Transportation
Simon Duke
McConnell Dowell
Vanessa Sullivan
TasRail
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
Thales
Ryan Cush
CPB Contractors
Daniel Price
Pacific National
Teneil Harrison
Transdev
Sushmitha Babu
DPTI
David Bardos
Port of Melbourne
Shelly Fraser
Transport Canberra
Liam O’Shanessy
Downer
Yang Lit Phay
PTAWA
Ryan Kumar
UGL Unipart
Clinton Smalley
Institute of Railway Technology
Nicola Belcher
Public Transport Victoria
Cristin Williams
V/Line
Daniel Richter
Jacobs
Justine Scarff
Queensland Rail
Matthew Spano
VicTrack
Irfan Hameed
John Holland
Bradley Hocking
Shoal Engineering
Benjamin Buckle
Yarra Trams
Melanie Bowden
RCR Infrastructure

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