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 Board 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.

Board of Advice quarterly meeting, April 2018

Board of Advice quarterly meeting held in April 2018, attended by:
Dr Alastair Stone, Managing Director, Pacific Infrastructure Corporation, Professor David Hensher, Director and Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), Mr Andrew Lezala, CEO, Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd, Ms Anisa Makalic, General Manager, Retail Supply Chain Caltex, Ms Carlee McGowan, General Manager, Supply Planning Telstra, Mr Christopher Selth, Director, Nexus Initiative Pty Ltd, Ms Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW, Mr Darryl Mellish, Retired Executive Director, BusNSW Professor David Levinson, Professor Civil Engineering, Sydney University Dr Federico Bettini, CEO, Aizoon Australia, Ms Gillian Akers, Director, AkersConsult, Mr Glen Dawe, Retired Chair, NSW Section, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA), Professor Jackie Walters, ITLS (Africa), Mr Martin Locke, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, Mr Matt Threlkheld, Executive Director, BusNSW, Ms Monica Considine, Supply Chain Director Australia and New Zealand, (ARYZTA), Nr Peter Thornton, Principal, Transportation Associates Pty Ltd Professor Rico Merkert, Professor and Chair in Transport and Supply Chain Management, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), Mr Rob Tyson, Director, Economics and Policy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr Stephen Rowe, Director, Busways Group, Mr Terry Papadis, Manager, Training Solutions, GS1 Australia, Mr Todd Chapman, Head of B717 Regional Jet Operations, Qantas Professor Michiel Bliemer, Professor & Chair in Transport Network Modelling, Associate Professor Matthew Beck, MCom Director, Ms Rebecca Connell, Program Manager, Mr Yale Wong, ITLS PhD Representative



Alastair Stone

Dr Alastair Stone

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 Foundations lecture series on public infrastructure services.

Local Members

Gillian Akers

Gillian Akers

Director, AkersConsult

Gillian Akers' has over thirty five 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.

Federico A. Bettini

Federico A. Bettini

CEO of AizoOn Australia

Federico is currently the CEO of AizoOn Australia and has a Ph.D in International Economics and Agriculture.

AizoOn is an innovation technology company and has been awarded the Gartner Cool Vendor in Operation Technology Innovation in 2016. AizoOn specialized in Industry 4.0, Cyber Security, Data driven Innovation and Applied Research.

Federico’s professional experience ranges from family business through to large multinational corporations in Europe and Australia; Federico has worked for Lion as a Director and previously headed up the McCain Procurement Department in Australia. Federico has an innovative approach to business in general and always brings a different perspective to the table. He is passionate about building team capabilities and developing future innovation.

Todd Chapman

Todd Chapman

Head of B717 Regional Jet Operations, Qantas

Todd’s is Head of Airports for Qantas Regional Airlines and oversees more than 60 airports for the QantasLink B717, F100 and Dash 8 fleets as well as regional airport operations for the B737 fleet. This includes commercial engagements with ground handlers and councils and airport providers for terminal facilities.

Todd’s career has included other roles such as leading business transformation, management of the B717 wet lease relationship with Cobham Aviation, operations control and pilot recruitment.

His initial career direction was focused on flying and included a Diploma in Aeronautics. This was followed by a Bachelor in Aviation Management (UWS), a Post Grad Certificate in Change Management (AGSM) and a Masters in Business Administration Exec (AGSM).

Todd is passionate about education and seeks to build collaborative relationships between industry and academia in order to maximise learning and development as well as employment opportunities for students

Monica Considine

Monica Considine

Supply Chain Director, Aryzta

Monica Considine is a FMCG Supply Chain expert with over 20 years’ experience in a diverse range of Procurement, Manufacturing, Transport and Retail functions. She has designed and implemented large improvement projects at Qantas, Pfizer, Goodman Fielder, Boral, CSR, Sunbeam, Visy, Australia Post, Royal Mail, Bunzl and McWilliams Wines. A key area of interest is using business intelligence tools to force transparency, break silos, flatten hierarchy, and so deliver a nimbler collaborative culture. Currently Supply Chain Director at Aryzta Bakeries, Monica is implementing a new supply chain service model for the ANZ region.

Glen Dawe

Glen Dawe

Retired Chair, NSW Section, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia

Glen has had a career of over forty years in rail passenger transport, rail freight, logistics, supply chain management and business management. He retired from Queensland Rail as Chief Executive after previously being the Chair of Queensland Rail’s Board.

After university he worked for Brisbane’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and then joined Queensland Rail as a Porter to follow his father and grandfather as a Station Master. Subsequently he became QR’s first Economist and was then promoted through various management positions to be Group General Manager responsible for all Government Subsidized Obligation businesses such as Citytrain, Traveltrain, Regional Freight and Qlink. This was followed by further promotion to Group General Manager Coal and Mainline Freight responsible for all of QR’s commercial businesses.

During these appointments Citytrain performed as the best on time running rail system in Australia and Coal and Mineral tonnages grew by over fifteen million tonnes. Glen then worked in NSW managing rail access, Hunter Valley coal, freight including Port Botany intermodal and regional track and infrastructure.

Doug Dean

Doug Dean, AM

CEO & Managing Director, Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Doug Dean is CEO and Managing Director of Veolia Australia and New Zealand. 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 and is on the Veolia Group Management Committee in Paris. Doug was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 for services to the Environment, Industry and the Community.

Paul Forward

Paul Forward

Commissioner with the NSW Planning Assessment Commission

Paul Forward 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. Paul was a Principal of Evans and Peck from 2006 to 2013. Paul is a past Chairman of Austroads. He was 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.

Clare Gardiner-Barnes

Clare Gardiner-Barnes

Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport NSW

Clare Gardiner-Barnes was appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning at Transport for NSW in August 2015. The Freight, Strategy and Planning Division brings together all of Transport for NSW’s policy, safety, planning and regulation into the one area.

Prior to this, Clare was the Chief Executive at the Department of Transport in the Northern Territory. She has held senior positions across a number of areas of government including Chief Executive at the Department of Children and Families in the Northern Territory and in reforms undertaken across the Department of Education and Training in Queensland.

Under Clare’s leadership, the Freight, Strategy and Planning Division will play a critical role in the development of research, strategy and policy for public transport, maritime and roads networks and will work closely with industry to ensure the safe and efficient movement of freight in the State.

Michael Kilgariff

Michael Kilgariff

CEO, Roads Australia

Roads Australia is an industry association whose 150+ members include all of Australia's road agencies, major contractors and consultants, motoring clubs, service providers, and other relevant industry groups.

RA is an indispensable focus group, bringing together road and transport agencies and industry players to engage on a range of practical and policy issues that are - at their core - about delivering the best transport outcomes for all Australians.

In this and previous industry association roles, Michael has worked closely with industry and government to promote public policy outcomes that are beneficial to national productivity and efficiency.

Michael holds a degree in Economics from the Australian National University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ diploma and advanced diploma courses. Michael also completed the Cambridge University Judge Business School Advanced Leadership Programme in November 2017.

Professor David Levinson

Professor David Levinson

School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney

Professor David Levinson teaches at the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney, where he leads the Network Design Lab and the Transport Engineering group. He also serves as an adjunct faculty in the  Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where from 1999 to 2016, he served on the faculty. He was Managing Director of the Accessibility Observatory, and directed the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He held the Richard P. Braun/CTS Chair in Transportation (2006-2016). He also served on the graduate faculty of the Applied Economics and Urban and Regional Planning programs at the University of Minnesota. In academic year 2006-2007 he was a visiting academic at Imperial College in London.

In January 2005 he was awarded the CUTC/ARTBA New Faculty Award. He earned a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. His dissertation “On Whom the Toll Falls“, argues that local decision making about managing and financing roads will most likely lead to direct road pricing, which will allow the efficient allocation of scarce road resources (and thus reduce congestion). He has also conducted research into travel behaviour.

He received the 1995 Tiebout Prize in Regional Science for the paper “Location, Relocation, and the Journey to Work”. From 1989 to 1994, he worked as a transportation planner, developing integrated transportation and land-use models for Montgomery County, Maryland. He then applied those models for multimodal network planning and growth management.

Levinson has authored or edited several books, including Spontaneous Access,  The End of Traffic and the Future of TransportThe Transportation Experience, and Planning for Place and Plexus, as well as numerous peer reviewed articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.

Martin Locke

Andrew Lezala

CEO Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd

A business leader and engineer with 38 years experience in the rail industry. He started his career as a British Railways engineering graduate and spent 10 years in vehicle design, project engineering and maintenance. With a move into the private sector, Andrew started to manage businesses and lead transformations, spending much of his time since, building and turning around rail related businesses. He has been President of Daimler Chrysler’s world wide metros business, President of Bombardier Transportation’s world wide services division, and CEO of Jarvis Rail and Metronet. Andrew was based in Beijing for four years and then took over the running of what is now Bombardier Australia. He returned to Melbourne ten years later to lead the MTM consortium bid for the Metropolitan Rail Franchise. He has been CEO of Metro Trains Melbourne since November 2009. Andrew is a fellow of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and an Adjunct Professor with RMIT and Swinburne University. He is married with three grown up children, and is a keen cyclist, swimmer and guitarist.

Martin Locke

Martin Locke

Lidunian Partners

Martin is an infrastructure finance specialist having worked on projects since 1990 and has closed high profile PPPs in the transport, health and education sectors. He recently retired from PwC after leading the infrastructure advisory practice in Sydney since 2001. Before that he was an investment banker with the Deutsche Morgan Grenfell group with a focus on infrastructure project financing and worked in London, Sydney, Singapore and Johannesburg. He has established an independent private consultancy, Lidunian Partners, and has a portfolio of consulting and non-executive director roles. He is an Advisory Board Director of InStruct Corporation, which provides management services to PPP SPVs, and other clients include DTZ and UrbanGrowth.

Anisa Makalic

Anisa Makalic

General Manager - Retail Supply Chain

Anisa Makalic leads the Convenience Retail Supply Chain at Caltex and is a Board Member and Director of the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS). Anisa is a supply chain management and strategy professional with extensive experience supporting organisations with the identification and delivery of strategic business improvement opportunities across the end-to-end supply chain.

In her current and past roles, Anisa has led successful supply chain and operations transformation programs within Retail, FMCG, Consumer High Tech, and Pharmaceutical industries across multiple geographies including Europe, North America and Australasia. These Programs have been recognised with multiple internal and external industry awards including the 2013 SMART Award for Supply Chain Excellence in Transport and Logistics; and 2014 NSW iAwards for Supply Chain innovation.

Carlee McGowan

Carlee McGowan

General Manager, Supply Planning Telstra

Carlee McGowan is a supply chain professional, with over 20 years’ experience in fast moving consumer goods supply chain, both locally and internationally. Her extensive experience touches all elements of the end to end supply chain from supplier management, supply planning, production, logistics, customer management, sales and operations planning to retail. Carlee’s career spans both large and small industry. She currently leads one of the largest and fastest supply chain networks in Australia, Tip Top, as well as being executive Supply Chain Director of Naturally Wild Products. Previous roles included Coca-Cola Amatil, Woolworths and Unilever.

Carlee is head of the NSW National Women in Operations chapter and is passionate for developing the next generation of Logistics professionals.

Darryl Mellish

Darryl Mellish

Retired 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 Governance Institute of Australia. 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. BusNSW represents 600 members employing 15,000 people and 6,500 vehicles. Darryl Mellish is the NSW Private Bus Industry leader and industry spokesman for Bus Reform in NSW.

Terry Papadis

Terry Papadis

Manager - Training Solutions GS1 Australia

Terry leads GS1 Australia’s team of education and training professionals, responsible for providing members of GS1 Australia, international and local university students and industry professionals with a range of world-class training courses in best practice supply chain solutions and systems.

The education and training programs extend from the various aspect of the GS1 system to the broader disciplines of marketing, procurement, project management and business operations.

Prior to joining GS1 Australia in 2008, Terry worked for Coles Myer Ltd (Australia’s leading retailer at the time) in a variety of head office roles across buying, purchasing, technology solutions and supply chain operations, including the implementation of the GS1 system at major Australian retailers such as Myer, Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Coles.

Embracing the core values of integrity, respect and quality, Terry has a strong passion for education and always delivers interactive and contextual training experiences for members, GS1 Alliance Partners, industries and students.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne, a postgraduate degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain from RMIT University and a formal training qualification from VECCI.

He has also been involved in the development of numerous ongoing relationships with leading universities in Australia and abroad. Furthermore, as a professional trainer, Terry provides advice in course development for a number of tertiary education courses.

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 is the immediate past President of BusNSW and has been an active member of the BusNSW Board of Management, Executive Committee and Industrial Relations Committee for many years. Stephen is also a Councillor of the Australian Public Transport Industrial Association and a long standing member of the Bus Industry Confederation Council.

Christopher Selth

Christopher Selth

Chair of the ADC Forum Infrastructure Funding & Finance Working Group

Christopher Selth is an entrepreneur, investor, and social commentator. He is currently Chair of the ADC Forum Infrastructure Funding & Finance Working Group. Previously he was Chief Investment Officer at Five Oceans Asset Management, an international funds management business he co-founded in 2005. Five Oceans was winner of global long:short equities, Money Management Lonsec Fund Manager of the Year 2011; and Professional Planner Zenith Funds Award 2012. Previously Christopher was an Executive Vice President and Head of International Equities at BT Funds Management, and managed BT’s highly ranked European equity product. Christopher has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Sydney where he received the University Prize in Finance.

Peter Thornton

Peter Thornton

Transportation Associates Pty Ltd

Peter is the Principal of Transportation Associates Pty Ltd and is a leader in infrastructure and transportation consulting based in Sydney. Peter’s current area of practice is in the strategic development, planning and concept design of transportation and infrastructure projects, drawing on his skills in engineering, environmental planning and project economics. He has more than 40 years of experience in transport and infrastructure and has directed more than 100 investigations into most aspects of transportation for the private sector, Commonwealth and State Governments, many involving presentations to parliamentarians and to senior officers of Government agencies. During his career, he has directed or undertaken assignments across all of the stages of PPP procurement, sometimes from the private sector perspective and at other times from that of Government. He has worked with bankers, financiers and private sector consortia on the privatization of a range of public infrastructure including: airports, ports, railways, highways and tollways and other forms of linear infrastructure including power transmission.

Rob Tyson

Rob Tyson

Director, Economics & Policy, PwC

Rob is a Director in the PwC Economics and Policy team. He has extensive experience in undertaking economic cost benefit analysis, option analysis, forecasting, policy formulation, economic growth strategies and business case development. His experience is focussed on the fields of transport infrastructure and urban renewal, with Rob also having a strong background in health economics and macroeconomics which he has used to develop a range of new and innovative transport appraisal techniques. Rob plays a leadership role in PwC's macroeconomic offering, providing advice to Government and private clients in the sector on the how emerging economic, social and demographic trends will affect their industry and business. Rob sits on the Committee for Sydney Transport Taskforce and acts as a peer reviewer to a number of State and Commonwealth agencies.

Matt Threlkeld

Matt Threlkeld

BusNSW Executive Director

Matt Threlkeld is the Executive Director of BusNSW, assuming the role in August 2017. BusNSW incorporates the Bus & Coach Association (NSW) Inc, Bus and Coach Industrial Association (NSW), and Bus and Coach Co-operative Society NSW Ltd. Matt is an experienced transport and industry association senior executive with a background in managing contracts, people, fleet, marketing and events.

Recognised for his bus industry knowledge, Matt has contributed to the development of bus service contracts, funding models, accreditation requirements, and enterprise agreements, and has experience in working with government and community consultation.

Prior to joining BusNSW in an industry development role, Matt was a third-generation operator of a large bus and coach business in South West Sydney. As General Manager, Matt managed the company’s government contracts, accreditation compliance, service delivery, employee relations and communications.

After spending his childhood cleaning buses, Matt started driving buses from age 20 whilst completing a Commerce Degree. Matt sits on a number of NSW Government agency working groups and is a member of the Australian Industry Standards Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee.

Cecilia Warren

Cecilia Warren

Director, Research and Development, IAG

Cecilia Warren leads IAG’s Research and Development function with responsibility for collaborating with university and research partners to deliver insights on the nexus between emerging technology and human need in core themes of mobility, shelter and work. In mobility this includes: MaaS, autonomous vehicle technology, safety assurance and liability, advanced driver assistance systems and testing, data, collaborative consumption, connected vehicles and smart cities. Cecilia’s experience canvasses over 15 years of research, innovation, policy and regulatory reform in both government and private sectors. Cecilia has a broad understanding of the socio-political context of connected and autonomous vehicles, including the challenge and complexity for regulation, insurance and liability. Cecilia currently serves on the Board of iMOVE Australia and has previously served on several motor industry and road safety advisory boards, including the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) and the ACT Road Safety Board. Cecilia holds a Bachelor of Science and Arts from the University of Sydney, and has studied fine art at the New York Studio School.

International Members

Chandra Bhat

Professor Chandra Bhat

Director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) and the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Chandra R. Bhat is the Director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) and the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in transportation systems analysis and transportation planning.  Substantively, Bhat has contributed to the area of transportation and urban policy design, with far reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and societal quality of life. Methodologically, he has been a pioneer in the formulation and use of statistical, econometric, and mathematical modeling methods. Recently, Bhat received the 2013 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the complex multi-dimensional dependency modeling and econometric analysis fields.

Axel Börsch-Supan

Professor Axel Börsch-Supan

Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, , Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, Germany, and Professor for the Economics of Aging, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D., born 1954, studied Mathematics and Economics in Munich and Bonn. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. and was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the JFK-School of Government at Harvard University.

1989-2011 Börsch-Supan was Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim. In 2011, Börsch-Supan joined the Max Planck Society and became director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (MPISOC) in Munich, leading the Munich Center for the Economic of Aging (MEA).

Börsch-Supanis a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., Adjunct Senior Researcher of the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, member of the Committee on Macroeconomic Effects of Aging of the National Academies of Science, and member of the MacArthur Foundation Aging Societies Network.
He is member of the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry (chair 2004-08), of the German federal governments’ expert group on Demography, has co-chaired the German Pension Reform Commission, and was member of the German President’s Commission on Demographic Change.

He has served as a consultant to many governments, the OECD, the World Bank, among others.

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.

Paul Cousins

Professor Paul Cousins

Head of School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol

Professor Paul Cousins is the Head of School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol. Previous to this he was at Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, where he taught as Professor of Operations Management and was the Deputy Director of the School and Director of Research for four years. He also served as Head of Department of Decision Sciences and Operations Management.

Professor Cousins has held a variety of private sector and academic posts – he worked in industry for Westland Helicopters and Sikorsky Aircraft in the US, and he held a senior position in strategy consultants A.T. Kearney. He has also worked for the universities of Bath and Melbourne and held a Professorship at Queen's University Belfast, before moving to Manchester Business School in 2005.

There he was actively involved in a range of research projects on supply chain strategy and inter-firm relationship management, including Environmental Supply Risk Management with Tesco. In addition, he built a world-class research network in Supply Chain Management and acted as the Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Group. Professor Cousins has also published widely as the author of four books and more than 40 published journal papers on the topics of operations and supply chain management. He still sits on the editorial board of several leading international journals.

Trevor Heaver

Professor Trevor Heaver, Emeritus

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

Trevor Heaver is Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia where he was head of the transport economics and logistics programmes for many years. He has published several books and over 100 articles on transportation, logistics and transportation policy topics and has consulted to corporations and governments in Canada and internationally. He has an established presence in international research as a founding member and a Past-President of the International Association of Maritime Economists and a Past-Chairman of the World Conference on Transport Research. His recognitions include: the International Francqui Chair Professor in Belgium held at the University of Antwerp, 1998; the Distinguished Member Award, Transportation and Public Utilities Group, American Economics Assoc., 2001; and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. His recent research interests focus on economic and sustainability issues in international shipping and logistics.

Prof. William H.K. Lam

Ir Prof. William H.K. Lam

Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ir Prof. William H.K. Lam is a Chair Professor of Civil and Transportation Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ir Prof. Lam is currently the President of the Hong Kong Society for TransportationStudies. He is the Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of AdvancedTransportation and the founding Editorin - Chief of the SCI Journal – Transportmetrica and is now one of the Editors-in-Chief of Transportmetrica A: Transport Science. Ir Prof. Lam has over 30-year professional experience in research and practice for planning and design of transport infrastructures. He is the author of more than 400 international journal and conference papers together with 70 consultancy reports.

Glenn Lyons

Professor Glenn Lyons

UWE Bristol and Mott MacDonald, UK

Glenn is the Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at UWE Bristol and the founding Director (2003-2010) of the university’s Centre for Transport & Society. He divides his time between UWE and (on secondment) Mott MacDonald, bridging between academia and practice. His research focuses upon the role of new technologies in supporting and influencing travel behaviour both directly and through shaping lifestyles and social practices. A former secondee to the UK Department for Transport and more recently to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport, Glenn has led major studies into traveller information systems, teleworking, virtual mobility, travel time use, user innovation, road pricing, public and business attitudes to transport and future mobility. He has been involved in a number of strategic futures studies. Glenn is also a Trustee of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.

Alan McKinnon

Professor Alan McKinnon

Head of Logistics in Kuhne Logistics University, Hamburg

Alan McKinnon is Professor and Head of Logistics in the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. He was Founder and Director of the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh until January 2012 and is now an emeritus professor of this university. He holds or has held visiting professorships in Malaysia, China, Sweden, the UK and South Africa. A graduate of the universities of Aberdeen, British Columbia and London, he has been researching and teaching in freight transport/logistics for over 35 years, has published extensively in journals and books and been an adviser to several governments and international organisations. He was chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Logistics and Supply Chain Council, a member of the European Commission’s High Level Group on Logistics, a lead author of the transport chapter in the latest IPCC Assessment Report and is currently chairman of the Transport Advisory Group of the EU Horizon 2020 research programme. In 2003 he received the Sir Robert Lawrence Award, the highest distinction of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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 Ortuzar has over 40 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 100 papers in archival journals, 40 book chapters 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 Co-Editor in Chief of Transportation Research, part A, 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, Research in Transportation Economics and Travel Behaviour and Society.

Tae Oum

Professor Tae Hoon OUM

UPS Chair Professor, University of British Columbia, and Chairman-ATRS

Professor Oum specializes on economics, strategy and policy analysis in transport/logistics and public utility sectors. He serves on Editorial Boards of twelve journals including past Editor of Journal of Transport Economics and Policy for 13 years (1998-2011). He authored/co-authored 36 books, 120+ refereed journal papers, and numerous reports for international and national organizations, regulatory commissions and major corporations around the world. Honors include ATN Achievement Awards (2013); the USTRF Career Achievement Award (2006) and overall Best Paper (2009); WCTRS Overall Best Paper (1998); Killam Research Prize (2002).

Wayne Talley

Professor Wayne Talley

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

Professor Wayne Talley is Executive Director of the International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute, Frederick W. Beazley Professor of Economics, Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management and Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is currently: Honorary Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan); Honorary Guest Professor, Shanghai Maritime University (China); Honorary Visiting Professor, City University (London, UK); Honorary Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Research Part E; and 2014 President, Transportation and Public Utilities Group, American Economic Association. His publications include 170 journal papers and book chapters and 10 books. The latter include Port Economics (Routledge, 2009) and The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Eiichi Taniguchi

Professor Eiichi Taniguchi

Transport and Logistics in Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

Eiichi Taniguchi is Professor of Transport and Logistics in Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. His research centres on City Logistics and urban freight transport modelling focusing on stochastic and dynamic vehicle routing and scheduling with time windows, multi-agent simulation considering behaviour of stakeholders who are involved in urban freight transport. Recently his research covers the health and security issues including humanitarian logistics after catastrophic disasters, home health care problems in aging society. He has published more than 200 academic papers and 10 books. He was awarded the best paper award by Japan Society of Civil Engineers in 2000 as well as by Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies in 1999 and 2011.

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.

Bert van Wee

Professor Bert van Wee

Professor of Transport Policy at Delft University of Technologyg

Bert van Wee is professor of Transport Policy at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, faculty Technology, Policy and Management. In addition he is scientific director of TRAIL research school. His main interests are in long-term developments in transport, in particular in the areas of accessibility, land-use transport interaction, (evaluation of) large infrastructure projects, the environment, safety, policy analyses and ethics. He gained his PhD in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam, and his masters in Geography at Utrecht University. In 2014 the Transport Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers offered him the Edward L. Ullman Award.

Jacobus Walters

Professor Jackie Walters

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

Jackie Walters is the Chairperson of the Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Johannesburg and the Director of ITLS (Africa). His academic speciality includes public transport and aviation studies, as well as transport economics and logistics. Recent research focuses on the impact of policies on the development of the commuter bus industry and the public transport contracting system. He serves on a number of committees appointed by the Department of Transport and has been a member of the steering committee for the recently completed Gauteng Master Plan 2037. He has also been a specialist adviser to the Southern African Bus Operators Association since 1989.