Board of Advice

The purpose of the Board of Advice is to support the continued development and utilisation of the Institute as a centre of excellence adding value to the community. The academic and commercial membership of the committee gives a broad network for the sharing of expertise and experience. Particular contributions from members include: high-level advice on issues identified by the committee and Institute staff for inclusion in the teaching and research programs and assistance with integration of the faculty and student activities, within the community of stakeholders.

ITLS Board of Advice Meeting - November 2012

November 2012 Meeting: The Boardroom, Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney

From left to right: Peter Koning, Professor Suresh Cuganesan (Guest), Mike Owen, Paul Forward, John King, Gillian Akers, Professor David Hensher, Mark Rainbird, Dr Alastair Stone, Professor Michael Bell (Guest), Claudine Moutou, Phil Potterton, Wendy Adam, Stephen Rowe, Scott Lennon and Darryl Mellish

Members


Alastair Stone

Dr Alastair Stone (Chair)

Managing Director, Pacific Infrastructure Corporation

Alastair has over thirty years experience in banking, economics and engineering. He has successfully initiated, implemented and participated in major projects and infrastructure deals. He has also advised various international and domestic agencies and governments; including the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Jakarta Municipal Government, Shanghai Municipal Government, and several Australian State Governments, on private sector participation policies and strategies. His career has covered all facets of urban affairs including senior positions with the World Bank, Lend Lease and Merill Lynch. Alastair teaches in the area of joint ventures in public infrastructure projects.

David Hensher

Professor David Hensher

Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

David Hensher is Professor of Management, and Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS): The Australian Key Centre of Teaching and Research in Transport Management in The Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Sydney. David is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), Recipient of the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal for lifelong contribution to transportation, member of Singapore Land Transport Authority International Advisory Panel (Chaired by Minister of Transport), Past President of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research and a Vice-Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the World Conference of Transport Research. David is the Executive Chair and Co-Founder of The International Conference in Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (the Thredbo Series).

Wendy Adam

Wendy Adam

National Traffic and Transport Planning Executive, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Wendy manages a practice of 75 planners and engineers in Australia and New Zealand who have contributed on projects such as Melbourne's EastLink, Lane Cove Tunnel, Brisbane's Airport Link, the Pacific Highway upgrade, CBD Metro and Auckland CBD Rail Loop Study. She is a transport planner with a BA in multi-disciplinary policy analysis from Michigan State University and an MCP from Harvard University. Before PB, she worked at State Transit, the Department of Transport, Gold Coast City Council, RTA and Planning Workshop.

Gillian Akers

Gillian Akers

Akers Consulting

Gillian Akers' has over twenty-eight years experience in traffic and transportation, road design, urban development, and general civil engineering. She has extensive experience in public sector management, demand forecasting and investment advice, the collection and provision of travel and demographic information and related models, broad knowledge and experience of transport planning models, economic, social and environmental evaluation techniques and policy issues. She has participated in several state government and national working groups and has been frequently consulted on strategic transport planning matters by both public and private sector infrastructure investors.

Warren Bennett

Warren Bennett

Executive Director, Board of Airline Representatives of Australia

Warren Bennett is an Economist with over twenty five years experience in government and industry associations. Work has focused on economic analysis, strategic planning and formulation of economic and social policies for corporate and government decision makers. Early career was in the Australian Government public service as a research economist and project officer with the Trade Practices Commission and the Bureau of Industry Economics. Left the public service to join the Treasurer's Department of CSR Limited. Subsequently employed for over six years as Principal Economist for the Australian Coal Association, seven years as Deputy Director of the Australian Petroleum Exploration Association and three years as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Nursing Homes and Extended Care Association. Joined Board of Airline Representatives of Australia in October 1997.

Chandra Bhat

Professor Chandra Bhat

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Dr Chandra R. Bhat is the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in transportation systems analysis and transportation planning methods.  Bhat's works are widely referenced in the economics, marketing, geography, statistics, and transportation fields.  Bhat received the 2004 Walter L. Huber Award and the 2005 James Laurie Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in recognition of his contributions to "innovative methods in transportation systems analysis and modeling."  He also received the 2006 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching from the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin, and the 2006-2007 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the UT Graduate School.  A paper co-authored with two of his doctoral students received the 2007 Pyke Johnson Award from the Transportation Research Board for the best paper in the area of planning and environment.  Bhat was also named as the recipient of the 2008 Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award, and was selected as a 2008-2009 Jefferson Science Fellow by the United States Department of State and the National Academies. Bhat is the co-chair of the TRB committee on Transportation Education and Training. He has chaired the TRB committee on Transportation Demand Forecasting and been the president of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR).

Updated: 17 December 2009

Axel Borsch-Supan

Professor Axel Boersch-Supan

Director, Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging, University of Mannheim, Germany

Professor Axel Boersch-Supan is Director of the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Professor for Macroeconomics and Public Policy at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He received his PhD in economics from the MIT and taught at Harvard and Dortmund before joining Mannheim. He chairs the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry and the pension reform unit of the German Social Security Reform Commission. He is research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), runs the program project on behavioral economics at Mannheim, coordinates the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe and is member of the German Academy of Sciences.

Ken Button

Professor Ken Button

Director, Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics Centre, George Mason University, USA

Dr Kenneth Button is Director of the Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics Center. He is Professor of Transportation at George Mason University's School of Public Policy, where he teaches transportation economics, transportation logistics, international transportation, and managerial economics. Dr Button is a prolific author whose books include Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control, The Future of International Air Transport Policy, and Transport and Public Policy, and he has written more than 200 scholarly articles on economic and transportation topics. He edits Transportation Research: Transportation and Environment. Dr. Button has served as Special Advisor to the House of Commons Transport Committee and as a full time advisor to the OECD. He received his PhD in Economics from Loughborough University, the United Kingdom.

Updated: 4 November 2009

Paul Cousins

Professor Paul Cousins

Professor of Operations Management and CIPS Professor of Supply Chain Management, Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK

Paul is Professor of Operations Management at Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, and also Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Group. His career to date has spanned a range of business sectors from industry (Westland Helicopters & Sikorsky Aircraft), consulting (A.T.Kearney) to academia (University of Bath, The University of Melbourne, Australia and Queens University Belfast). It has led him to work in Europe, USA, andAustralia. He has obtained over 1.5m in research grants and has conducted research and consultancy work for numerous firms across a range of industrial sectors at national and international level. He has published in a wide range of journals, including the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, British Journal of Management and the International Journal of Production and Operations Management. He has also co-authored several books and research reports.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Doug Dean

Doug Dean

Managing Director, Veolia Environmental Services

Doug Dean is Managing Director of Veolia Environmental Services. He is responsible for overall strategic direction and performance of Veolia. Respected longest serving CEO in Australia's waste management and industrial services sectors. Previously senior executive with a major Australian transport group for 10 years. Accounting background with one of Australia's top business service firms. Committee member on key industry groups. Director of companies operating in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and South Africa in the areas of waste management, transport and water supply.

Paul Forward

Paul Forward

Principal, Evans and Peck

Paul Forward is the Principal of Evans and Peck Management Consultants. He holds graduate qualifications in economics and town planning. He commenced his career as a lecturer in economics at the University of NSW, lecturing in micro-economic policy, urban and regional economics and public policy. In 1980 Paul joined the NSW Public Sector where he held senior management positions in the Department of Industrial Development and at the Sydney Water Board. In 1989 he joined Coopers and Lybrand Consultants as an Associate Director, and conducted consulting assignments in strategic planning and marketing for public and private sector clients. In 1992 he was appointed Director, Corporate Planning at the Water Board. Paul joined the RTA in February 1995 as Director Road Network Infrastructure. From December 1999 until late 2005 he was the Chief Executive of the Roads And Traffic Authority, NSW. In 2006 Paul took up his current position as Principal of Evans and Peck. Paul is a past Chairman of Austroads. He is a non-executive Director of Delta Electricity and Chairperson of the Biosciences Research Centre Joint Venture at La Trobe University. Paul is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Jim Glasson

Chief Executive Officer, ComfortDelGro Cabcharge

Jim was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of ComfortDelGro Cabcharge in June 2009.  Prior to his recent appointment, Jim was Director General of the Ministry of Transport from February 2006 to May 2009, having acted in the position from November 2005.  From March 2005 to November 2005 Jim was Deputy Director General and Executive Director Policy & Strategic Co-ordination Group at the Ministry of Transport with responsibility for the leadership and direction of the Ministry's policy functions and Ministerial support unit. Between May 2004 and February 2005, Jim acted in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Port Kembla Port Corporation, where he was responsible to the Board of Directors and Portfolio and Shareholder Ministers for the management of Port Kembla Port Corporation. Between April 2001 and May 2004 Jim held senior positions as Manager Freight  Logistics and Aviation Policy at the NSW Ministry of Transport and Director Ports and Freight in the NSW Department of Transport, responsible for developing strategic policy for NSW Major Ports, and their associated freight supply chains.  During this period he was also responsible for policy development in relation to transport security and intrastate aviation. During the period 1997 to 2001 Jim held the position of Rail Manager for the Olympic Roads and Transport Authority, with responsibility for oversighting the delivery of rail services during the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, together with responsibility for overall co-ordination of transport services for the 17 Test Events at Homebush leading up to the Olympics, commencing with the 1998 Royal Easter Show. Between 1993 and 1997 Jim held senior project management positions involved in the development and implementation of transport services to support the redevelopment of the Homebush Bay precinct in Sydney.  Project management responsibilities included strategic transport planning, rail infrastructure delivery, and operational transport planning and management. Prior to this Jim spent 18 years with BHP Engineering, working on infrastructure to support major industrial and resource operations in NSW and Queensland.

Updated: 24 November 2009

Phil Goodwin

Professor Phil Goodwin

Professor of Transport Policy, Centre for Transport and Society, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, UK

Phil joined CTS in January 2005 as Professor of Transport Policy, after a career at University College London (student mostly 1962-1969 ; research associate 1969-1974); at the Greater London Council (transport planner, 1974-1979); head of the Transport Studies Unit at Oxford University (1979-1995) and UCL again (Professor of Transport Policy, 1996-2004). From 1994 to 2004 he was Director of TSU as the ESRC's designated research centre in the field of transport. He is associated with the precepts of the 'New Realism' in transport policy, developed in a programme initiated by the Rees Jeffreys Road fund 1989-1991, and with the move from equilibrium to dynamic methods of travel demand analysis. He has been active in advisory work for public, private, voluntary and overseas agencies in the field of transport, notably as chair of the panel of advisers helping the Deputy Prime Minister write the 1998 White Paper on transport, and previously as a long term member of the Standing Advisory Committee of Trunk Road Assessment, and co-author of its reports on environmental appraisal (1992), induced traffic (1994) and economic impacts (1999). He was a non-executive director of Dover Harbour from 1989 to 2005, and chair of its remuneration committee. He was founding editor of the journal Transport Policy, and is editor-in-chief of the international journal Transportation Research, Policy and Practice.

Nicholas Hann

Nicholas Hann

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Macquarie Bank, Australia / Canada

Nicholas Hann is Managing Director, Infrastructure, Macquarie Bank. Nicholas joined Macquarie Bank in Sydney in January 1998, with 10 years of international infrastructure finance experience. In 2002 Nicholas relocated to Vancouver to head Macquaries infrastructure team in Western Canada. As a senior executive of Macquarie Bank, Nicholas has been involved in all aspects of Macquaries infrastructure and public private partnership businesses. His expertise covers the social infrastructure, energy, water, urban planning, rail, tollroad, port and airport sectors with a recent focus on transportation. Nicholas also has extensive experience in the structuring and financing of major infrastructure projects which span a wide range of countries in both public and private se sector roles.

Brian Hastings

Regional Director, Interfleet Technology 

Brian Hastings is a highly skilled rail professional with over 30 years experience in the international rail industry. Brian is a successful business manager and has been Regional Director for Interfleet Technology in Australia since 2001.  With considerable project management experience Brian has a proven record of delivering to clients across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and Europe.  Brian has been employed in the Australian industry in passenger and freight sectors with StateRail, Clyde, Goninan, the Sydney Light Rail/Monorail and as a Principal Consultant for Interfleet Technology. 

Updated: 6 May 2011 

Trevor Heaver

Professor Trevor Heaver, Emeritus

Centre for Transportation Studies, Operations and Logistics Division, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor Trevor Heaver has wide experience in transport economics and logistics studies. Head of these teaching and research programmes for many years at the University of British Columbia, he developed particular interests in railway economics and policy (rail is to Canada what shipping is to Australia) and in international shipping and logistics. His international orientation is reflected in terms as Chairman, World Conference on Transport Research, President, International Association of Maritime Economists and election as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Since taking early retirement, he has undertaken teaching and research assignments in Australia, South Africa and Europe.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Michael Kilgariff

Michael Kilgariff
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Logistics Council

Michael Kilgariff is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC). ALC is the peak national body for Australia?s transport and logistics freight industry. The aim of ALC is to positively influence government policy decisions to ensure that Australia enjoys a safe, secure, reliable, sustainable and competitive transport and logistics freight industry.The transport and logistics industry is a critical part of the Australian economy, generating 14.5% of Australia?s GDP and providing more than 1 million jobs across 165,000 companies. ALC estimates that every 1% increase in efficiency will save Australia around $1.5 billion. The necessity to drive efficiencies in the transport and logistics supply chain is critically imperative given recent Treasury estimates that Australia's population will increase to 35 million by 2050.  Australia's freight task has more than doubled over the last 20 years and is expected to almost double again by 2020. Michael Kilgariff holds a degree in Economics from the Australian National University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. Michael has a diverse background and leadership experience in industry, industry associations and government, at the national and state/territory level. He also has experience in dealing with public policy issues across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.This background has given Michael a highly developed understanding of how industry and government interact and how key public policy issues can be successfully developed and progressed.

Updated: 23 February 2010

John King

John King

Managing Director, Aviation and Tourism Management Pty Ltd

John King is Managing Director of Aviation and Tourism Management Pty Ltd, has had extensive experience as a consultant in Asia and the Pacific, having worked in Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, India, throughout the Pacific and the Caribbean as well as Australia. He is an expert in Aviation issues in the South Pacific and is the co-author of two major reports on South Pacific airline issues. He also extended his sphere of interest by participating in a World Bank mission to Ethiopia and the Caribbean. John King has a degree in law from Australian National University and has studied Business Administration and Political Science at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Masters Degree in Transport Management from the University of Sydney. He is a member of the adjunct staff of the Institute of Transport Studies at University of Sydney and in 1999 taught a Masters level course in Aviation and Tourism Management. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Transport and a Fellow of Royal Geographic Society.

Scott Lennon

Scott Lennon

Partner - Economics, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Scott leads the PwC Economic Group in Sydney which has strong skills in economic assessments, social and economic cost benefit analysis, regulatory impact statements, cost effectiveness and benchmarking evaluations, economic impact assessments and demand analysis.

Since joining PwC in 1999, Scott has specialised in providing advice to infrastructure and government clients with a focus on the impacts of pricing on demand, project investment appraisals using triple bottom line basis and developing regulatory frameworks for 3rd party access to monopoly assets.

Having worked for a number of years at an economic regulator, and for a rail company, he brings an extensive knowledge of both the commercial and policy issues related to infrastructure businesses. He advises a range of clients across the rail, roads, ports, bus and airports sectors. Scott has also completed a significant range of infrastructure advisory projects across the Asia-Pacific Region.

Alan McKinnon

Professor Alan McKinnon

Director of the Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Professor Alan McKinnon is Director of the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He has been researching and teaching in transport and logistics for almost thirty years and has published widely on these subjects. Alan has undertaken research and consultancy studies for numerous public and private sector organisations and been an adviser to several UK government departments, UK parliamentary committees, the European Commission and European Conference of Ministers of Transport. In 2003 he was awarded the Sir Robert Lawrence Award, the highest distinction of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for making a major contribution to transport and logistics over a sustained period.

Darryl Mellish

Darryl Mellish

Executive Director, Bus and Coach Association NSW

Darryl Mellish has been the Executive Director of the Bus and Coach Association (NSW) [BusNSW] since mid 1999. Before joining the Bus Industry he held Company Director positions in the pharmaceutical industry (12 years) and as a Business Development Manager for CSIRO (16 years). His management and business skills have included the formation of new companies, mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and shareholder relations. Darryl has Commerce training and many years administrative and management experience, heading finance and operations departments before becoming a Director. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries. Since joining the Bus Industry he has been particularly committed to forming quality partnerships, looking at ways of developing sustainable land transport systems, marketing and education programs and building relationships with key stakeholders. The BCA represents 700 members employing 15,000 people and 6,500 vehicles. Darryl Mellish is the NSW Bus Industry leader and industry spokesman for Bus Reform in NSW; he is a Advisory Board Member to  the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies.

Updated: 24 November 2009

Juan de Dios Ortzar

Professor Juan de Dios Ortuzar

Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Professor Juan de Dios Ort??zar has over 35 years experience as an academic and advisor on transport modelling and social project evaluation. He has fostered the development of discrete choice models and its application to determining willingness-to-pay for reducing transport externalities. He has written more that 90 papers in archival journals and is co-author of Modelling Transport, a major book published by Wiley reflecting the state of the art. He has two other books in Spanish and is editor of three books dealing with travel demand modelling. Finally he is Area Editor of Transport Reviews and member of the Editorial Board of the journals Transportation, Transportation Research B, Transport Policy, International Planning Studies, Journal of Choice Modelling, Transportation Letters, Ingenier??a de Transportes and Transportes.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Tae Oum

Professor Tae Oum

UPS Foundation Chair in Transport and Logistics, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor Tae Oum is the UPS Foundation Chair in Transport and Logistics at Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently a visiting professor at Faculty of Economics, Tokyo University. He is also the president of the Air Transport Research Society, and the past President of the American Economics Associations Transportation and Public Utilities Group. Editor, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Co-editor of Ashgate Aviation Series (UK), and serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Air Transport Management, Transport Policy: The Official Journal of the WCTR Society, Transportation Research E, Maritime Economics and Logistics, Journal of Air Transportation, and International Journal of Transportation and Trade. He was the Acting chairman of the International Scientific Committee for the 9th Triennial WCTR Conference (2001), and has been a member of the Steering Committee of the World Conference on Transportation Research Society since 1995.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Mike Owen

Mike Owen

President, Logistics Association of Australia Ltd

Mike Owen has nearly 30 years involvement in senior inventory, procurement, logistics, supply chain, sales, marketing and executive management roles, complimented by consulting, project management and contracting exposure. He has held line and functional management roles in international and domestic logistics, as well as the brewing, gases, steel, and printing industries. For the past seven years, Mike has operated his own consultancy (Supply Chain Synergy P/L), including a JV Partnership providing Executive Recruitment services to the supply chain and aligned industries. Mike currently holds the position of National Business Development Manager ? AirRoad Group. Mike has completed studies in materials management, logistics and supply chain, quality management techniques and strategic marketing. He was integral in creating the inaugural LAA/apics Supply Chain Mentoring Program and has been continually involved as a mentor, convenor, trainer and facilitator. Also, Mike was the inaugural Chairman of the Western Sydney Transport and Logistics Careers Task Force and was an active member of the Australian Logistics Council Capable People Working Group. Mike is also a Director of JFKM Pty Ltd and Smart Conferences Pty Ltd. 

Updated: 5 May 2011 

Phil Potterton

Phil Potterton

Canberra Manager, Strategy and Economics, GHD

Phil directs the Canberra office of transport and infrastructure economic consulting firm, GHD. With 30 years experience in the public sector,  Phil was Executive Director of the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, the research and analysis unit in the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, for over five years until September 2009. Phil joined the bureau in 2001 as Deputy Executive Director, Transport Research following two years with the Northern Territory Treasury, where he developed a new policy and legislative framework for  government owned businesses.From 1993 to 2000, Phil held senior management positions in program evaluation and policy in Canberra in the Department of Employment, Education and Training and successor agencies. Phil's earlier career was with the Department of Finance, where he authored the Australian Government's first Handbook of Cost-Benefit Analysis, AusAid and predecessors of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. Phil holds masters degrees in public policy and international relations.

Updated: 17 December 2009

John Pucher

Professor John Pucher

Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, USA

Since earning a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978, Pucher has conducted research on a wide range of topics in transport economics and finance, including numerous projects for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Canadian government, and various European ministries of transport. For almost three decades, he has examined differences in travel behavior, transport systems, and transport policies in Europe, Canada, and the USA. Over the past twelve years, Pucher's research has focused on walking and bicycling. His international comparative analysis has included Australia, Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and several other European countries. The main objective is to determine what American, Canadian, and Australian cities could learn from each other and from European cities to improve the safety, convenience, and feasibility of these non-motorized modes. He has published 25 articles and book chapters on walking and cycling and given over 60 featured talks, keynote addresses, and conference talks on this subject.  From 2008 to 2010, he is directing a major research project for the U.S. Department of Transportation examining bicycling trends and policies in large American cities. Pucher has been increasingly interested in the public health implications of urban transport. In particular, he has emphasized the need for Americans to increase their walking and cycling for daily transportation as the best way to ensure adequate levels of physical exercise and enhance overall public health. From 2005 to 2006, Pucher spent his sabbatical as a visiting professor at the University of Sydney's Institute of Transport Studies directing a research project that examined differences between Canada, Australia, and the USA in their travel behavior, transport systems and policies, and the impacts of transport on public health. Now that he is back at Rutgers, Pucher is working with Australian, Canadian, and European colleagues to pursue this increasingly important research on public health impacts of transport.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Stephen Rowe

Stephen Rowe

Director, Busways Group

Stephen Rowe is Director and part owner of the Busways Group of companies. Stephen joined Busways in 1984 and, with his brother Richard, is instrumental in shaping the Groups direction and growth. Prior to 1984 he worked in quality assurance and research in the food industry. Stephen completed the Masters of Transport Management at The University of Sydney in 1993. He has been actively involved on the Bus and Coach Associations Executive and Industrial Sub Committees for many years and is Metropolitan Chairperson/Vice President on the BCA Board. He is also currently involved in the Bus Industry Reform process.

Llew Russell

Llew Russell

Chief Executive, Shipping Australia Ltd

Llew Russell is the Chief Executive Officer of Shipping Australia Ltd, a company which represents forty member shipping lines and shipping agencies, which carry a substantial proportion of Australia's international trade being around 80% of Australia's container and car trade and over 50% of the break-bulk and bulk trade. In addition there are a similar number of corporate associate members. Llew has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport and a member of a number of relevant professional Associations. He was awarded the honour of a Member of the Order of Australia on Australia Day, 2009.  He is a past President of the State Chamber of Commerce (NSW), past Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Sea Freight Council of NSW 1999-2004, a Director of Sydney Pilot Service Pty Ltd, a Director of Tradegate, a Director of the Australian Mariners' Welfare Society, an active member of the Australian Logistics Council and a member of the Maritime Industry Security Consultative Forum.

Updated: 24 November 2009

Tony Sheldon

Tony Sheldon

State Secretary of the NSW Branch of the Transport Workers Union

Tony Sheldon currently holds the position of National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union of Australia, a position he has held since May 2006 .  He has been with the TWU for almost 20 years holding positions from Industrial Officer to Organiser and Assistant State Secretary.   Most recently, he was State Secretary of the Transport Workers Union of NSW.   Tony has also spent time working within the transport industry, prior to which he worked as an industrial officer for the Queensland Branch of the Liquor Trades Union.   Tony is a member of the Administrative Committee of the Australian Labour Party and has served on numerous policy committees. He first joined the ALP at 15 years of age and has been a member ever since. He is a currently a member of the Workcover Advisory Council and the NSW Labour Council Executive. Tony is a graduate of the Harvard University Trade Union program, and has completed post-graduate studies in Industrial Law at the University of NSW.  Tony is married to Sarah and is the proud father of two children, Liam and Lily.

Updated: 17 December 2009

John Stanley

Professor John Stanley

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies and Bus Industry Confederation Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Land Transport

John joined ITLS in July 2008 as Adjunct Professor and Bus Industry Confederation Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Land Transport. Prior to recently taking on this role, he had nine years as Executive Director of Bus Association Victoria, after eight years as Deputy Chairman of the National Road Transport Commission. He is a member of the Committee for Melbourne's Urban Development Taskforce and is a board member of Vicurban, the Victoriaan Government's development agency, and of the Victorian Alpine Resorts Co-ordination Council. John is also Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Monash University Institute of Transport Studies. He was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to public transport and conservation.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Wayne Talley

Professor Wayne Talley

Executive Director, International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Dr Wayne K. Talley is Professor of Economics at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia U.S.A., where he is the Executive Director of the Maritime Institute and holds the designations of Eminent Scholar and the Frederick W. Beazley Professor of Economics. He is an internationally recognized transportation economist, having held visiting international academic positions at the University of Oxford (England), University of Sydney (Australia), City University London (United Kingdom), University of Antwerp (Belgium) and University of Wollongong (Australia) and visiting U.S. positions at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, Massachusetts), Transportation Systems Center, U.S. Department of Transportation (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Interstate Commerce Commission (Washington, D.C.) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Langley, Virginia). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics. His publications include over 150 academic papers and nine books. His 2009 book, Port Economics, is the first textbook in the area.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Kenneth Train

Professor Kenneth Train

Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Vice President, National Economic Research Associates, USA

Professor Kenneth Train teaches econometrics, regulation, and industrial organization at the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves as Vice President of National Economic Research Associates. Author of the books Discrete Choice with Simulation (2003), Optimal Regulation (1991), and Qualitative Choice Analysis (1986), he has also written over 60 articles on economic methods and issues. He chaired the Centre for Regulatory Policy from 1993 to 2000 and has testified as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings and court cases. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research, including most recently the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics.

Updated: 17 December 2009

Jacobus Walters

Professor Jackie Walters

Director, ITLS-Africa; Head of Department,Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Johannesburg

Professor Jackie Walters holds a Doctoral degree in Transport Economics from the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), now the University of Johannesburg (UJ). His academic speciality includes public transport and aviation studies, as well as transport economics and logistics.  Under his supervision 18 research based masters and 13 doctoral students obtained their degrees. In addition to being the Chair of the Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management at UJ, he is also the Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS-Africa), a research unit working in close collaboration with ITLS at the University of Sydney. In his academic career he has read papers at 84 conferences, published or co-published 36 articles, were involved in 22 conference proceedings publications and have undertaken 46 research projects. Recent research work focuses on the impact of policies on the development of the commuter bus industry, the public transport tendering system as well as general overviews of developments in public transport in SA. Other recent research involves air cargo trends at Oliver Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), an economic impact analysis of SA's three major international airports and the development of an econometric forecasting model for airfreight, passenger and air traffic movements until 2022. He has also been a specialist adviser to the Southern African Bus Operators Association since 1989.