Lessons from Europe – report from InterTraffic Trade Show

Last week, along with some colleagues from the Queensland Police Service, I attended the InterTraffic Trade Show in Amsterdam as a part of my work planning for the implementation of autonomous vehicles in Queensland. The Netherlands, Germany and Austria transport agencies have a very strong focus on safe mobility. They not only do this by … Read more

Stakeholder Consultative Committee focuses on customer experience

Today the Department of Transport and Main Roads held its first Stakeholder Consultative Committee meeting for 2016. The meeting consists of representatives from organisations identified as being key stakeholders across the broad body of work undertaken by TMR, including construction and transport industries, academia and community advocacy groups. TMR hosts quarterly meetings to build relationships … Read more

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Winifred Davenport

In 1951, Win’s burgeoning engineering talents were recognised when she became the first female corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and in 1958 she followed this by becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. In a 39-year career with the Department she assumed senior roles on core engineering projects around … Read more

Observations of authentic leadership

In October 2015, the Department of Transport and Main Roads launched its inaugural ‘Shadow the CEO’ program, an initiative borne out of the Director-General’s Innovation Challenge on Diversity. The program sought expressions of interest from across the department to shadow Neil Scales 1 day each week for 3 months. My professional background is 10 years … Read more