Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Leading Major Transport Projects

Peter Koning, MD NR consulting +CILTA NSW

13th May 2014  11:00 am - Lecture Theatre 2 (Room 112), Level 1, St James Campus, The University of Sydney, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000


New transport infrastructure facilitates the prosperous growth of our cities. Key programs are now emerging which will deliver transport solutions for the next 100 years. Critical to the successful of the on time and on budget delivery is the role of the project leader. The discussion will examine what makes a successful program leader? How should leaders behave when faced with the demanding challenges from multiple stakeholders? Critically, the presentation will focus on the role the team and the leader must play in driving forward their project vision.


Peter is currently the General Manager for Network Rail Consulting for Australia and New Zealand and has held this position since 2013. Network Rail is the owner and operator of the United Kingdom's rail network and its consultancy arm works with railways throughout the world to enhance best practice operations. He has over thirty years' experience in the Australian and European rail industries and has extensive knowledge and experience in rail operations management, strategic network planning and contract management. He is currently the Chairman of CILTA (NSW Section).

Peter is an experienced transport business manager having worked in both the public and regulated private sectors. He held a variety of front line management positions with British Rail prior to becoming deeply involved in the rail reform and privatisation process. On joining Railtrack in 1993 he assumed commercial responsibility for Great Western Trains before being appointed as Director for European Affairs based in Brussels. On returning to the UK 1, Peter worked on some of the largest rail schemes in the world including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the London Crossrail program in a variety of senior roles. In 2007 Peter was appointed as a Director for the International consultancy, AECOM based in Australia.

Peter lives in Sydney with his family.