“For the second consecutive year, more than half of ITS Australia eligible voters participated in the Board election. ITS Australia’s members are highly-engaged and invested in the governance of the association. I am pleased to see consistently strong voter participation,” said Mr Dean Zabrieszach, President of ITS Australia.
“ITS Australia’s continued strength over the past few years has only been possible because of the support of my colleagues on the Board. I welcome our newly elected members, thank our outgoing members for their outstanding work on behalf of the association, and I look forward to serving another term as President.“
Dean Zabrieszach recognised the contribution of outgoing board members; Dr Chen Cai, Data61 CSIRO; and Ms Cecelia Warren, Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG). He also acknowledged the contribution of directors who resigned during the year due to changes in circumstance: Mr Michael Watts, Transmax; Ms Natahalie Sassen, Keolis; Mr Richard Delplace, Austroads; Mr Tom Walker, Cubic Transportation Systems.
Dean Zabrieszach also welcomed Mr Simon McLevie as the new Cubic Transportation Systems representative on the ITS Australia Board of Directors; Mr Paul Davies asthe new representative of Austroads; and acknowledged the newest elected member of the board, Mr Fred Kalt of Yunex Traffic – a Siemens Business.
“The ITS industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation towards shared, connected, electric and autonomous transport concepts, all with the aim of making cities more liveable, improving the safety of road users and helping to solve the climate crisis. I am looking forward to being a member of the ITS Australia Board of Directors and working as part of a team to actively address these challenges for Australia,” said Mr Kalt.