Department for Transport UK
Steve is currently Head of Local Roads, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways Branch within the UK’s Department for Transport’s Local Transport Directorate. Steve has been Head of the Branch since 2010. Steve has spent his career in the Civil Service and recently was awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours for his services to local highways maintenance, resilience and innovation.
Southern Downs Regional Council
Commenced with Queensland Department of Main Roads in 1985 and worked with them for 28 years in all facets of engineering within District operations.
For the last 5 years I have been the Maintenance Engineering Coordinator for Southern Downs Regional Council.
- 22 years as an Registered Professional Engineer Queensland,
- Being a mentor and coach for junior engineers
- 2016/17 submitted and awarded 15 out of 15 Black Spot Projects for Southern Downs Regional Council.
- Main Roads District Representative to Black Spot and Safer Roads Sooner State Technical Committee for 4 years,
- Winner 2007 Roads Alliance Excellence Awards
- Leadership Excellence Winner 2005 Roads Alliance Excellence Awards – “Innovation in joint purchasing and/or resource sharing”
- Merit Award 2006 Main Roads Excellence Awards Business – Innovation and Improvement
- Winner 2006 Australian Safer Communities Award – Pre disaster Winner 2006 Queensland Safer Communities Awards – Pre disaster Winner 2005 Queensland Road Safety Awards – State Government Initiatives
- Winner Geoff Wilmoth Award 2004 and again 2017 – Best Paper IPWEAQ Conference
- Personal Interests include: Grain feeding cattle, gardening, fishing, Sci-Fi movies, being in the great outdoors, and last but not least spending quality time with my family.
Waikato Road Asset Technical Accord
Since mid-2016 Dawn Inglis has been leading a collaboration in strategic asset management (roads) in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. The collaboration was formed between ten local councils and is focussed on supporting the building of better systems and processes leading to enhanced decision making. This includes benchmarking outcomes across the councils, implementing good practice data management, and procuring consistent condition and demand data. Dawn is also supporting the work of the Road Efficiency Group in NZ.
Prior to this Dawn has been involved in local authority road and transport management for all of her career.
City of Liverpool
Dr. Khan is a Civil Engineer; APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Engineer; International Professional Engineer (Aus); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng.) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, UK. He obtained a PhD in Civil Engineering, where he had a significant contribution on pavement management including the effect of flooding. He has over 22 years’ of experiences as a Pavement Management and Strategic Asset Management Expert, Highway Engineer and Transport Specialist while working in the South-East Asia, Southern Africa, Middle-East and Australia regions. He was the Professional Engineer of the Year, Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia in 2016.
City of Adelaide
Ben Clark is an Asset Management professional with experience in both local government and the private sector. He is currently working at the City of Tea Tree Gully in helping the organisation to grow and further enhance Asset Management. He is passionate about local government and how better asset management can help to benefit the community, he has been a part of the ongoing implementation of mobile solutions and predictive modelling for staff in helping to maintain assets.
City of Mitcham
Russell is the Principal Engineer at the City of Mitcham in South Australia, and has over 15 years experience in Local Government working in a number of areas such as stormwater, roads, traffic, asset management, and construction. He has a passion for innovation and improving the way Councils deliver projects instead of sticking with ‘how we’ve always done it’. When he’s not in the office doing engineering he loves stopping pucks on the ice hockey rink, and trying to find tasty new places to eat around the world while travelling with his family.
Byron Shire Council
Blyth has been with local government for 19 years. She first began in Parks and Gardens for Tweed Shire Council. During her 10 years there she began a Spatial Science (GIS) degree while working full time and established asset management systems for the department.
She moved to Byron Shire Council in 2010 as the sole infrastructure asset officer in the role of a GIS Assets. Since 2014 she has been the Asset Management Coordinator with a small team of 3 staff focusing on Transport Assets over the last few years. Blyth has a keen interest in asset management process improvement and technical innovation.
She is close to completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Professional Honours in Infrastructure Asset Management) through the University of Tasmania.
Blyth says she has been privileged with the opportunities local government has provided her.
NZ Transport Agency
Andrew joined the NZ Transport Agency in 2005 as planning and investment manager. More recently his role is focussed on leading the Road Efficiency Group, a sector wide programme developing and implementing tools and philosophy to drive more effective and more customer focussed transport system management. REG is a partnership between the national state highway and investment authority, Regionaland local roading authorities. The REG programme is underpinned by the one network road classification.
Andrew previously worked in the local government sector and has a vast range of experience in asset and network management, including leading safety and CBD revitalisation programmes. During his time at Hamilton City Council, Andrew was an early adopter of safety management system thinking, and the need to consider all road users when managing a transport system.
Andrew will speak on the work of the Road Efficiency Group, leading change and the role we all have a part to play in, supporting change in how the transport system operates and the promise we make to our customers.
Prior to taking up his current position, Graham was the Senior Pavements Manager for RMS and responsible for the RMS Pavements Unit for a period of two years. Graham has over 35 years of experience in the fields of geotechnical and pavement investigations, pavement design, road construction, pavement maintenance and pavement construction materials
Warrnambool City Council
John is an Asset Management professional with extensive experience in Local Governments in the South West of Victoria, John has worked for Warrnambool City Council for the last 9 years and has a passion for asset management systems, process improvement and encouraging regional collaboration.
Clarence Valley Council
Commenced career in State Government before moving to local government in 1990. Starting in the Clarence Valley area in 1994 as Director of Engineering at Ulmarra Shire Council and has remained in the area through 2 Council amalgamations. Currently Manager Civil Services responsible for maintenance and construction of road and transport related assets.
Roads & Maritime Services
James is a Civil Engineer and has a Masters of Technology in pavements. He has worked with the RMS for the past 25 years in the fields of construction, asset management, road design and pavement design and is currently the Pavement Manager for flexible pavements in the RMS Engineering Service Group.
Intelligent Concrete, LLC
Dr. Jon Belkowitz is the Director of Research and Development at Intelligent Concrete, LLC, specializing in Concrete Research, Development and Education with a focus on Nanotechnology.
Before Intelligent Concrete, LLC, he served in the United States Air Force from 1996 to 2006 specializing in Civil Engineering. His tour of duty introduced Dr. Belkowitz to a wide variety of concrete types and uses which were dependent upon the engineering practices of different host nation forces, developing nations, and disaster repair initiatives. Jon has worked in private testing laboratories on structural engineering proposals and materials development projects to include the application of nanotechnology in concrete. Dr. Belkowitz has
worked as a consultant on projects in the United States, India, Turkey, Africa, Italy, and Germany. Jon received his Masters of Material Science from University of Denver and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty of Nanotechnology in Concrete at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken , New Jersey.
Trevor joined Colas Australia in 2016 as the Group Technical and Marketing Manager having held a similar role with Colas in Southern Africa from 1995 to 2005. Prior to re-joining Colas he held positions as National Technology Manager for Boral Asphalt, Executive Director of Southern African Bitumen Association and Bitumen Technical Services Manager for Mobil Oil South Africa. He has over 30 years’ experience in the development, manufacture and construction of bituminous materials. Currently serves on the Austroads Asphalt, Binders and Bitumen Surfacing’s working groups and AAPA’s National Technology Leadership Committee and Asphalt sub-committee. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering and Bachelors Degree of Commerce.