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  • ITS Australia Board Elections Result Announced

29 November 2021

ITS Australia Board Elections Result Announced

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The election of ITS Australia’s Board of Directors took place last week, coinciding with the association’s Annual General Meeting held online. This year’s election resulted in a recomposed board, with one new entrant. There was significant and continued interest in the directorships, with 10 candidates nominated for the eight vacancies.

ITS Australia congratulates the elected board members:

Elected Board Members

Dean Zabrieszach CEO/Director / HMI Technologies
Dennis Walsh Chief Engineer / Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads
Dr Dale Andrea Chief Information Officer, Transport Services / The Victorian Department of Transport
Chris Bennetts Head of Technology and Innovation / Transport for NSW
Segolene Deeley Director - Corporate Affairs / Keolis Downer
Fred Kalt Managing Director / Yunex Traffic – a Siemens Business
Robert Langridge GAICD Director of Emerging Technologies / Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI)
Andrew Paynter Chief Technology Officer / Transmax

They will join ongoing members of the Board:

    Ongoing Board Members

    Jeremy Nassau Senior Manager Strategic Initiatives / Transurban
    Brian Negus Ambassador, ITS Australia / Chairman, CICA Group
    Professor Majid Sarvi Program Director, Transport Technologies / The University of Melbourne
    Kim Thomas Managing Director / Integrate
    Silje Troseth Vice President APAC & General Manager Australia / Q-Free Australia

    “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.

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