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26 November 2020

ITS Australia Board Election Result Announced

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The election of ITS Australia’s Board of Directors took place this week. Coinciding with the association’s Annual General Meeting held online. This year’s election resulted in a recomposed board, with several new entrants. There was signicant and continued interest in the directorships with 13 candidates nominating for the seven vacancies for the second year running.

ITS Australia congratulates the elected board members:

Elected Directors

Richard Delplace Program Manager – Transport Network Operations / Austroads
Jeremy Nassau Senior Manager Strategic Initiatives / Transurban
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
Tom Walker Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific / Cubic Transportation Systems
Michael Watts Director - Strategic Projects & Partnerships / Transmax

They will join ongoing members of the Board:

Ongoing Directors

Dr Dale Andrea CIO, Business Technology Department of Transport / Department of Transport Victoria
Dr Chen Cai Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics / Data61|CSIRO
Jeff McCarthy Head of Sydney Delivery / Transport for NSW
Brian Negus Ambassador, ITS Australia / Chairman, CICA Group
Nathalie Sassen Head of Customer Experience & Network Design / Keolis Downer
Dennis Walsh Chief Engineer / Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads
Dean Zabrieszach CEO/Director / HMI Technologies

ITS Australia President, Dean Zabrieszach, reflected on the significant voter turnout for this year’s board election.

“It is hugely encouraging to see that more than 50% of our eligible voters participated in this online election. ITS Australia’s member base is keenly interested in the governance of the association, and I am pleased to see this engagement grow year after year,” said Mr Zabrieszach.

“Despite the substantial challenges posed this year, ITS Australia is poised to begin 2021 with renewed energy and a continued focus on supporting Australia’s transport technology industry. The strength of ITS Australia is due, in no small part, to the support of my colleagues on the Board. I welcome our newly elected members, and I thank our outgoing members for their outstanding work on behalf of the association.”

ITS Australia President, Dean Zabrieszach recognised the contribution of outgoing board members, David Bolt, Kapsch TrafficCom Australia; Gino Dompietro, Jacobs Group; Cecilia Warren, Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG); and Chris Woods, Robert Bosch Australia. In particular, he thanked Gino Dompietro for his ten years of exceptional service to the Board.

Dean Zabrieszach also acknowledged the two new members of the ITS Australia Board of Directors, Richard Delplace, Program Manager - Transport Network Operations, Austroads and Kim Thomas, Managing Director, Integrate.

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