Hon. Mark Birrell

Chairman, PostSuper OR Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Mark is an experienced corporate advisor. He is currently chairman of a number of organisations, including Regis Healthcare Limited and the Australian Payments Council. Mark has also served as the Chairman of Infrastructure Australia, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, the Port of Melbourne Corporation, and Evans & Peck Limited. Mark has deep experience in policy, having served as the Victorian Minister for Major Projects, and Minister for Industry, Science & Technology.

Christian “Boo” Boucousis

Managing Director, Afterburner Australia

Christian spent 10 years as a fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force, and is now an entrepreneur, author and publisher. He runs Afterburner Australia, a team of former RAAF pilots who are passionate about using their training to help business professionals. Christian is also the CEO of Mode, an innovative property development group. Mode is currently developing Australia’s tallest prefabricated hotel in the Perth CBD.

Tim Chapman

Leader, Infrastructure Design Group, Arup Group Limited (UK)

Tim leads a group of 400 designers, working on big infrastructure. He explores the major issues facing the construction industry and how it will serve society into the future. He was even interviewed by a robot on the AI in infrastructure design. With a special interest in the development of people at all levels, Tim explores the impact of new technologies on infrastructure careers of the future.

Professor Elizabeth Croft

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University

Elizabeth advances the cause of women’s career progression in engineering. An internationally respected researcher and teacher, she has earned considerable acclaim for her work in human robotic interaction. She’s also worked at the prestigious University of British Columbia and was Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council.

Michael Donovan

Business mentor

Michael has 45 years of international business experience and has worked with over 100 Australian CEOs and board members. He was CEO of the largest accommodation chain in Australia and chair of Tourism Noosa. He also created Queensland’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Michael is an international business mentor with a simple goal: to contribute something of value and be there when the going gets tough.

Sir Rod Eddington AO

Chairman, J P Morgan’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council

Rod has is internationally recognised for achievements across transport, aviation and business. Rod was awarded a knighthood by the British Government, as well as being made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). He was CEO of Cathay Pacific, Ansett Airlines and British Airways before retiring in 2005. Today he serves as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), as well as other committees and boards.

Professor Roy Green

Emeritus Professor, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney

Roy has spent his working life advising on innovation, manufacturing and management. He has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas. Roy has served on many industry and innovation bodies, has led Australian participation in a global study of management and productivity, and was an expert advisor to the 2015 Senate inquiry into Australia’s innovation system.

Professor Elanor Huntington

Dean, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science

Elanor has dedicated her working life to encouraging young women to choose careers in STEM. She is the first female Dean of Engineering at the ANU. She’s also a program manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. At present, Elanor is researching the control of quantum systems, and especially the interface between theory and applications.

Dr Christopher Jeffery

CEO and Co-founder, Field Orthopaedics

Chris has studied across electronics, medicine and business. While in the Australian Army, he developed an AI-based software package for more rapid troop deployment. After graduating from medicine, he worked in orthopaedics at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He then undertook a PHD in bionics, exploring the integration between humans and robots. In his business career, he has created immersive cameras that operate like the human eye, medical devices to treat wrist arthritis, and advanced drug coating to prevent surgical related infections.

Stephen Langton

Managing Director, Board & CEO Advisory Group, Russell Reynolds Associates (Singapore)

For more than two decades, Stephen has advised the boards of Fortune 500 companies on leadership, governance and risk management. Stephen is a regular guest lecturer at business schools and international business forums internationally. He’s also a co-author of the book Redefining Leadership, looking at western leadership in Asian markets.

Ray Kurzweil

Futurist, Author, Inventor and Director of Engineering, Google (USA)

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called ``the restless genius`` by The Wall Street Journal and ``the ultimate thinking machine`` by Forbes magazine, he was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the ``rightful heir to Thomas Edison.`` PBS selected him as one of the ``sixteen revolutionaries who made America.``

Ray was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.

Among Ray’s many honors, he received a Grammy Award for outstanding achievements in music technology; he is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds twenty-one honorary Doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents.

Ray has written five national best-selling books, including New York Times best sellers The Singularity Is Near (2005) and How To Create A Mind (2012). He is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University and a Director of Engineering at Google heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.

Kristen Myles

Chartered Professional Engineer, Major Projects Team, WSP

Kristen specialises in the design and leadership of major infrastructure and transport projects in Canada and Australia. Kristen was Design Manager on the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade project. She has also been recognised for her project and controls management approach as part of her role with the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project. Kristen is the current vice-chair of Engineers Australia’s College of Leadership and Management – Sydney Division.

Jonar Nader

Digital Age Philosopher, Author and Principal, Logictivity

Jonar has 37 years’ business experience, having worked as IBM’s E-business Software Manager, Network Computing Manager and Consumer Manager for Asia Pacific South. He also held senior positions at Acer Computer, Compaq/HP and Myer. An author and presenter, Jonar consults on everything from innovation and leadership to terrorism, and politics. He also founded Logictivity, a management consulting firm, where he’s been Chairman for 18 years.

Professor Peter Newman AO

Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University

Peter is one of Australia’s most widely published authorities on sustainable design. He has written 20 books and over 340 papers on sustainable cities. In 2014, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. Peter is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s a new study for achieving a zero-carbon future.

Richard Palmer

Director of Sustainability, WSP

Richard is an engineer by training, a consultant by profession, and an ecologist at heart. He has spent over 13 years working in industrialised and emerging economies, using sustainable design and urban resilience approaches to improve built environments. As Director of Sustainability at WSP, Richard advises on green buildings, sustainable infrastructure and urban renewal projects. His multidisciplinary team works on increasing sustainability across the built environment.

Michael Pascoe

Contributing Editor, The New Daily

With more than four decades in newspaper, broadcast and online journalism, Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most sought-after finance and economics commentators. He is a regular commentator on Channel 7’s Sunrise and the ABC's The Drum, bringing perspective and rare humour to the ‘dismal science’. Michael also pioneered specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting – first in radio, then with Channel 9, Sky News and Channel 7.

Hartley Pike

Founder, Construction Cloud

Hartley grew up working in his dad’s construction business in the school holidays. He went on to study civil and structural engineering at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), then worked as a construction engineer with Abigroup and Lendlease’s engineering division. Now he runs Construction Cloud, developing project management software for construction projects.

Geoffrey  Robertson Q.C.

Human Rights Barrister and host of television series ``Hypothetical`` (UK)

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers and has argued many landmark human rights cases in British and Commonwealth Courts and the European Court of Human Rights. He has served as first President of the UN's Special Court for Sierra Leone and is one of the three ``distinguished jurists`` on the United Nations internal justice council
He has had a distinguished career as a trial and appellate counsel, an international judge, and author of leading textbooks. He has argued many landmark cases in media, constitutional and criminal law, in the European Court of Justice; the European Court of Human Rights; the Supreme Court (House of Lords and Privy Council); the UN War Crimes courts; the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and in the highest courts of many commonwealth countries.

He has argued hundreds of death sentence appeals, prosecuted Hastings Banda, defended Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson and Julian Assange and acted for Human Rights Watch in the proceedings against Genera lPnochet. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and author of Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice; The Case of the Pope; Mullahs without Mercy: Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons; and The Tyrannicide Brief. In 2011

Geoffrey has, as a jury advocate, appeared in many criminal trials at the Old Bailey and libel trials in the High Court. He has appeared in several hundred reported cases in the Court of Appeal (both civil and criminal divisions) and in judicial reviews in the High Court, and in subsequent appeals. He has a large advisory practice, for clients including governments, media corporations, NGO’s and local councils.

Geoffrey was awarded the New York Bar Association prize for achievement in international law and affairs.

Geoffrey hosted an Australian television series of programmes called Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals. These shows invite notable people, often including former and current political leaders, to discuss contemporary issues by assuming imagined identities in hypothetical situations.

Rob Sindel

Managing Director, CSR Limited

Rob’s 30-year career in the construction industry started with Pioneer in Australia before moving to the UK. There he was managing director of Hanson UK, a subsidiary of global building materials company HeidelbergCement Group. Rob joined CSR in 2008 and is now Managing Director. He believes the business community can help address social inequality, and works with not-for-profit organisations to mentor young people in areas of high need.

Major General Marcus Thompson, AM

Deputy Chief Information Warfare, Australian Defence Force

Since graduating from the Royal Military College - Duntroon in 1988, Major General Marcus Thompson has held commands at every level in the Australian Army and has been deployed on several overseas missions. As Deputy Chief Information Warfare, Marcus oversees four branches: Information Warfare Capability; Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Battle Management Capability; Capability Support Directorate; and the Joint Cyber Unit. Marcus also holds a PhD in cyber security from the University of New South Wales, and is a Member of the Order of Australia.

Admiral Chris Barrie AC

RAN Former Chief of the Australian Defence Force

Admiral Chris Barrie AC was a career naval officer, rising to become Chief of the Defence Force in 1998. He retired in 2002 after 41 years of active service but continues to share his wealth of knowledge, including through Oxford University and the National Defense University in Washington DC.

Chris teaches Command, Leadership and Management at the Australian Defence College. He uses his deep knowledge of defence strategy to run demanding scenario exercises and simulations that complement course work.

He is a member of the ADC Forum Advisory Council and has chaired working groups on ‘Strategic Cities’ and ‘Infrastructure and Population’.

Gavin Blakey

Chair of the Board, Engineers without Borders Australia

Gavin Blakey OAM is a man committed to using engineering to make a difference. In 2014, he joined Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB), an organisation that creates social value through humanitarian engineering and development programs. Gavin served as their In-Country Manager for Cambodia and Vietnam in 2015 and is currently Chair of EWB’s Board of Directors.

Passionate about developing leaders and helping people communicate with confidence, Gavin was also the first Australian to be elected International President of Toastmasters International.

Lauren Kajewski

Manager, Sustainable Development, UrbanGrowth NSW

Lauren Kajewski heads up the sustainability team for Landcom, a NSW Government developer. She is deeply interested in the liveability of urban places and building community partnerships. Lauren was the driving force behind Landcom’s Sustainable Places Strategy, which commits to exceptional outcomes in urban development. This strategy is aligned to international frameworks such as COP 21, the Sustainable Development Goals and 100 Resilient Cities.

Through this and other projects, Lauren has helped Landcom achieve international recognition for sustainable development.

Maureen Thurston

Global Director, Design to Innovate, Aurecon

Maureen Thurston is an industrial designer, educator and entrepreneur. She’s also the Global Director of Aurecon’s ‘Design to Innovate’ program, setting out to unlock creativity and cultivate change. And with Aurecon’s top 5 ranking on the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list, she’s done just that.

Maureen has spent over 30 years helping organisations get ready for the future, by focusing on the relationship between strategy, customer engagement and innovation. She uses ‘design thinking’ as a catalyst for business transformation.

Maureen is also the chair of Australia’s Good Design Council, co-founder of the Design as Strategy Forum and an honorary professor at University of Technology, Sydney.

Neil Greet

Collaborative Outcomes, Innovative Building Resilience

Neil Greet, a Civil Engineer by training, founded Collaborative Outcomes to advise organisations on resilience and humanitarian action. He is a member of the Engineers Australia College of Leadership and Management Board, serving as the Canberra Division President in 2015.

With energy policy very much in the national spotlight, Neil has authored reports addressing energy security and energy resiliency. He also recently delivered advice to the Asia Pacific Economic forum on disaster resilience.

Neil previously served in the Australian Defence Force and was a member of units deployed to Iraq and Timor Leste. He also led projects in remote indigenous communities and played a key role in the Defence’s response to Victoria’s ‘Black Saturday’ disaster.

Shaza Rifi

Engineer, NSW Young Woman of the Year

Shaza Rifi is a Civil Engineer at JAPM, managing construction projects from concept to completion. She works on mixed-use (residential, retail and commercial) developments that also include facilities for the community.

With a strong sense of social justice and understanding the importance of social cohesion, Shaza is dedicated to building better communities and furthering social enterprise.

Shaza is the president of the Muslim Women Association (MWA). Though this role, she is improving services for women and children facing domestic and family violence. Shaza also guides health, wellbeing, and empowerment programs to encourage Muslim women in Australia to get involved in their community.

Sophia The Humanoid Robot (Hong Kong)

Sophia will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s Australian Engineering Conference. Sophia made her debut at the South by Southwest show in March 2016. Since then, she has
become a much-sought-after media personality, being interviewed on television shows from
the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan. She has also become a keynote speaker and panel member at some of the world’s leading conferences.

Sophia is frequently asked about the possibility of robots one day destroying humans, and she has stretched her growing mind to grapple with the complex issues involved, at times expressing contradictory views. However, in recent months she has settled on a strongly pro-human ethical perspective. In June 2017 at the “AI For Good Global Summit” United Nations event in Geneva, she issued a powerful statement in favor of human-AI cooperation for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Sophia was created by Hanson Robotics, a company renowned for developing the world’s most humanlike robots,endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity.

Professor Euan Lindsay

Foundation Professor of Engineering, Charles Sturt University

Euan Lindsay is the Foundation Professor of Engineering at Charles Sturt University. His research interests centre around online learning, including remote and virtual laboratories, MOOCs, and data analytics for promoting student learning.

He believes that good engineering is about people. Euan is passionate about promoting diversity in engineering and breaking down barriers that keep young people from pursuing engineering as a career.

Euan was the 2010 President of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the UK Higher Education Academy, and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.

Reverend Simon Hansford

Moderator, Synod of NSW & ACT in the Uniting Church in AUS

Reverend Simon Hansford is the Moderator of the Synod of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in the Uniting Church in Australia. The Moderator is elected to give prophetic and pastoral leadership to the people and congregations of the Synod.

Simon completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney in 1988. He was formed for ministry at the United Theological College, North Parramatta, completing a Bachelor of Theology while working part time in youth ministry with the Gymea-Miranda Congregation of the Uniting Church. He was ordained as a minister in 1990 and has served in ordained ministry for more than 25 years in rural and regional communities across New South Wales. He is passionate about the Church being engaged and active in the community.

Greg Williams

Director of Engineering & Asset Management, Yarra Trams

Greg is an asset management professional with 35 years’ experience in the care of physical assets. He has worked in a variety of senior and general management positions across the defence, utilities and telecommunications industries. He is currently the Director of Engineering and Asset Management at Yarra Trams.

An active member of the Asset Management Council, Greg is also involved with standards committees and asset management interest groups. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Certified Fellow in Asset Management, a Certified Asset Management Assessor, a Certified Reliability Leader, and a Member of the Risk Management Institute of Australia. Greg has a first-class honours degree in aerospace engineering, and postgraduate qualifications in maintenance management, business administration and aviation logistics.

Roma Agrawal MBE (UK)

Structural Engineer, AECOM

Roma Agrawal MBE is a structural engineer at AECOM. Her projects include footbridges and sculptures, train stations and skyscrapers, including London’s iconic The Shard.

Roma is a tireless promoter of engineering and technical careers to young people, particularly under-represented groups such as women. She has advised policymakers and governments on science education, and has given talks to thousands around the world at universities, schools and organisations, including two for TEDx. She is also a television presenter, and writes articles about engineering, education and leadership.

Roma has received international awards for her technical prowess and success in promoting the profession, including the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Rooke Award. Her first book, Built, was published by Bloomsbury to glowing reviews earlier this year.

Professor Robert Sparrow

Professor, Philosophy Department and Bioethics Centre, Monash University

Rob Sparrow is a professor in Monash University’s Philosophy Department, as well as a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and an adjunct professor in the Monash Bioethics Centre, where he works on ethical issues raised by new technologies. He has published on topics as diverse as the ethics of robotics, the moral status of artificial intelligences, human enhancement, stem cells, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, xenotransplantation, and migration. He is a co-chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Technical Committee on Robot Ethics and was one of the founding members of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control.

Edward Santow

Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Edward Santow has been Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission since August 2016.
Ed leads the Commission’s work on: detention and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT); refugees and migration; human rights issues affecting LGBTI people; counterterrorism and national security; technology and human rights; freedom of expression; and freedom of religion.
From 2010–2016, Ed was chief executive of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, a leading non-profit organisation that promotes human rights through strategic litigation, policy development and education.
Ed’s areas of expertise include human rights, public law and discrimination law. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales and serves on a number of boards and committees, including the Australia Pro Bono Centre.

Elliott Young

Joint Venture Project Director, Sydney Light Rail, ACCIONA Infrastructure Australia

Elliott Young is a chartered civil engineer who is highly experienced in leading the development and delivery of major, complex, high-profile civil and rail infrastructure projects. He has extensive experience in civil, structural and rail engineering, and mechanical and electrical installations.

He is passionate about health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ), and strives to engender a strong safety culture in all his projects, especially the ‘safety first’ and ‘right first time’ principles. Elliott has worked on the Sydney Light Rail project, the Melbourne-based Regional Rail Link Alliance, the Leeds 1st remodelling project, and the Heathrow Terminal 5 and East London Line projects. He is currently the Joint Venture Project Director, Sydney Light Rail, at ACCIONA Infrastructure Australia.

Associate Professor Alistair Sproul

Associate Professor & Head of School, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW

Alistair Sproul is an Associate Professor in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is the Head of School for SPREE and also the Program Leader (Integrated Building Systems) with the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living.
Alistair has worked in the area of photovoltaic and energy efficiency research and R&D since 1985. He has served in a range of positions with various companies and research institutions, including BP Solar, Pacific Solar, UNSW, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. Alistair joined the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW in 2001. His current research interests include energy-efficient buildings, building-integrated and building-applied photovoltaic and energy systems for low-energy buildings, and highly efficient fluid-handling systems.

David Pickett

Certification and Engineering Manager, Volvo Cars Australia

David Pickett is the Certification and Engineering Manager at Volvo Cars Australia, managing technical certification for all new Volvo car models introduced into the Australian market.

In his 35-year career with Volvo, David has been at the forefront of introducing the company’s major technological and safety innovations to Australian car buyers, including rollover protection systems, Blind Spot Information Systems and the City Safety auto-braking system.

As well advising several industry bodies on vehicle safety, David is deeply involved with Volvo’s push into autonomous driving (AD), the next generation of vehicle technology. He has been part of several trials and demonstrations, most notably in Adelaide in 2015 when Volvo supported Australia’s first-ever trial of AD by the South Australian government, using Volvo XC90s on the Southern Expressway.

Professor Eduardo Nebot

Professor, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney

Eduardo Nebot is a professor at the University of Sydney in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. He was appointed as the Patrick Chair in Automation and Logistics in 2004, and is also the Director of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.
Eduardo has a substantial track record in robotics and automation, especially autonomous systems, navigation, mining safety and intelligent transport systems. His major research contributions include industry collaborative research projects in field robotics, which are now part of new key autonomous technologies deployed in various industrial environments such as mining, stevedoring, cargo handling and urban road vehicles. He is currently leading various industry collaborative research projects in driverless vehicles with Ford US, Renault France and Applied EV Australia.

Matt Morgan

Project Manager, Sydney Motorway Corporation

Matt Morgan is a Project Manager at Sydney Motorway Corporation with a passion for work health and safety, planning and constructability innovation. Matt has been a part of the WestConnex Project since mid-2014, seeing the project progress from concept design, through the procurement phase and into the design and construction phase. He has previously been a consultant with Evans & Peck (now Advisian) and has worked for almost a decade with Tier 1 Contractors Baulderstone (now Lend Lease Engineering) and Leightons (now CPB Contractors) on a variety of large civil infrastructure projects.

Richard Johnson AO

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW

Richard Johnson graduated with first-class honours in architecture from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 1969, and later completed a Master of Philosophy in Town Planning at University College, London. He was awarded the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2008 and was made a Life Fellow in 2012. He was also made a Life Governor of the Art Gallery of NSW in 2012, and received a Distinguished Alumni Award from UNSW in 2013.
Richard was admitted to the Order of Australia in 2014 for distinguished services to architecture, the visual arts and the museums and galleries sector. He is currently is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW. He serves on the City of Sydney Design Advisory Panel and the Public Art Advisory Panel.

Jock Gammon

Managing Director, Junglefy; Joint Venture Project Director, Sydney Light Rail, ACCIONA

Jock Gammon is the managing director of living infrastructure company Junglefy. Having trained as a horticulturist with studies in environmental science, Jock loves plants and understands their power to make cities more liveable. At Junglefy, he works with clients to deliver innovative and low-risk living infrastructure projects.
Jock pioneered the award-winning Junglefy Breathing Wall, an active plant system scientifically proven to accelerate the removal of air pollutants, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter. He challenges the status quo through investing in the science and research behind the Breathing Wall and other technologies, and is passionate about using living infrastructure to create better places for people

He is passionate about health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ), and strives to engender a strong safety culture in all his projects, especially the ‘safety first’ and ‘right first time’ principles. Elliott has worked on the Sydney Light Rail project, the Melbourne-based Regional Rail Link Alliance, the Leeds 1st remodelling project, and the Heathrow Terminal 5 and East London Line projects. He is currently the Joint Venture Project Director, Sydney Light Rail, at ACCIONA Infrastructure Australia.

Abhi Datta

Project Controls Manager, WestConnex Program of Works, Sydney Motorway Corporation

Abhi Datta is the Project Controls Manager for the WestConnex Program of Works on behalf of the Sydney Motorway Corporation. He has over 15 years’ experience on mega-projects and has established risk-based contingency frameworks for major capital projects in the oil, gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. He specialises in mega-project system establishment and setup.
Abhi is a civil engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

Terry Chapman

Project Director, M4 Widening and M4 East, Sydney Motorway Corporation

Terry Chapman is the Project Director, M4 Widening and M4 East at Sydney Motorway Corporation. He has more than 36 years’ experience in project management in the engineering and construction sectors, including natural resources, power transmission, rail transport, road and rail tunnelling, and communication.
He has been involved in electrical and mechanical design and supply, installing and commissioning many of Australia’s road and rail tunnels, primarily with Alstom Australia and UGL Limited. Terry has worked on major projects including the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Eastern Distributor, Epping to Chatswood rail, M5 East, and the Lane Cove Tunnel, as well as tunnels in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Glenn Bentley

CEO, ALTRAC Light Rail Consortium

Glenn Bentley has been the chief executive officer of the ALTRAC Light Rail Consortium since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (first-class honours) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Over his 30-year career, Glenn has successfully created and led large teams in the delivery of complex linear rail infrastructure projects, in the both public and private sectors, in Australia and internationally. These include project director roles for Transport for NSW in the delivery of the $2 billion Rail Clearways Program and the $1 billion Northern Sydney Freight Corridor program.
Glenn previously spent 10 years in the rail division of Barclay Mowlem (now Laing O’Rourke), working in New South Wales, Victoria, and Hong Kong.