Transport Series Part II

Transport Series Part II

May 25

For registration details contact Samantha Pascoe on 02 9779 9747.

In part two of the Transport and Infrastructure series expert speakers will examine the Urban and Regional Transport Networks and the necessary reforms required to connect people with cities, business and increase productivity.


Professor Corinne Mulley, Chair in Public Transport and Director of Public Transport Programs, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney
Neil Aplin, Project Director, COAG Road Reform Plan
Rod Gilmour, General Manager Corporate Affairs, Planning and HR, Sydney Airport Corporation Limited
Lachlan Benson, Executive General Manager, Industry Relations and Logistics, Sydney Ports Corporation

 Public event
 Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW

 Transport/Urban planning
 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm)



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With NSW's population predicted to grow to 9 million by 2036, the planning and delivery of transport solutions needs to be in lock-step with the demands of changing demographics.

With existing infrastructure and services just meeting the current needs of NSW, what models and modes of transport are needed to meet the State's future growth and demands?

With a decentralised population, what mix of transport solutions will be needed to ensure sound economic development across emerging economic hubs across the State?

In Part 2 of CEDA's Transport Infrastructure series, an expert panel of speakers will examine the Urban and Regional Transport Networks and the reforms necessary to connect people with cities, business and increase productivity and efficiency.


Professor Corinne Mulley
Chair in Public Transport and Director of Public Transport Programs
Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS)
Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney

Professor Corinne Mulley is the founding Chair in Public Transport at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. As a transport economist she has researched and published at the interface of transport policy and economics, in particular on issues relating to public transport.

She led a high profile European and UK consortia undertaking benchmarking in urban public transport and has provided both practical and strategic advice to local and national governments on benchmarking, rural transport issues, and public transport management. Professor Mulley has an enduring interest in modern transport history and in the way this can inform current thinking about policy.

Neil Aplin
Project Director
COAG Road Reform Plan

Neil Aplin has a career in transport spanning 40 years and is currently Project director for the COAG Road Reform Heavy Vehicle pricing Study.

Prior to this he worked as a transport management consultant for 10 years.

Mr Aplin's other appointments include CEO of the National Road Transport Commission, Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Transport, General Manager TT-Line and Executive Director Ports and Marine, Department of Infrastructure in Victoria.

Mr Aplin is Deputy Chairman of DECA Training, former Chairman of ARRB Transport Group, National Marine Safety Committee and a director of Victorian Sea Freight Council and the Tasmanian Motor Accident Insurance Board.

He has degrees from the Universities of Melbourne and Cape Town.

Rod Gilmour
General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Planning and HR 
Sydney Airport Corporation Limited

Rod Gilmour has been General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Planning and Human Resources with SACL since September 2004. 

He has a track record of achievement in Chief Executive and other leadership roles covering a wide range of sectors including Transport, Business Development, Planning and Environment and Utility Regulation and has provided high level advice and support to Heads of Government and Ministers at State, Territory and Commonwealth levels.

His previous recent appointments have been as Chief Executive of the Chief Minister's Department and Urban Services Department in the Australian Capital Territory and as a Senior Executive in the New South Wales Department's of Transport and Community Services

Mr Gilmour has also held a wide range of Board and Authority appointments including as a Director of the National Rail Corporation.

Lachlan Benson
Executive General Manager
Industry Relations and Logistics
Sydney Ports Corporation

Lachlan Benson joined Sydney Ports Corporation in November 2008. His responsibilities include the Corporate Affairs team as well as Trade and Logistics where he will be overseeing the Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy.

Prior to joining Sydney Ports, Mr Benson worked as Manager, Industry Relations for AWB Limited, where he was responsible for the management of supply chain issues for road, rail and ports and managing key government and industry stakeholders.

Earlier in his career, Mr Benson developed and implemented process improvements for ports and freight as a Senior Policy Officer within the Industry Reforms Division of the NSW Ministry of Transport.

Mr Benson has extensive experience working with government at a Ministerial level and has forged strong relationships within the port, freight and transport industries in Australia.


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