Steve Brown is VicRoads’ Executive Director Regional Operations. He is responsible for delivering VicRoads annual program to meet business goals and managing services provided on a regional basis across regional Victoria.
Steve has worked with VicRoads for over 40 years. He has worked in many parts of the organisation, in roles including Regional Director Metro South East Region, Manager GeoPave, Program Delivery Manager in each of the metropolitan regions, Road System Development Program Manager, Programs and Budgets Engineer, Corporate Planner and other engineering positions in road planning, bridge design and construction.
He is currently the Austroads Network Operations Manager and chairs the Network Task Force, the Traffic Management Review Panel and the Australian Bicycle Council. He is also a member of the Cooperative ITS Steering Committee.
He has been a member of the Austroads Pavement Technology Review Panel, convenor of the Austroads Bituminous Surfacing Research Reference Group and has been Project Manager for many Austroads Publications and R&D projects. He was also Australia’s representative on the World Road Association’s technical committee for pavement surfacing.
Panel Discussion: Pros & cons of relationship based maintenance contracts
Lessons learnt from the North Eastern Maintenance Alliance (NEMA)
Appointed Commissioner of Main Roads Western Australia in 2002 where he provided ten years of leadership for the State’s $1.7 billion/annum road agency. Over this period the agency successfully delivered more than $6 billion of road infrastructure projects, $5.5 billion of road services whilst managing the State’s 18,000km and $42 billion road network.
Prior to his involvement with the road transport industry, Menno had an extensive career in the Water Industry in WA, providing Executive leadership across a range of functional areas.
He has held many international, national and State positions, including inaugural Chairman of the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology; Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology; Chairman of Austroads; Australia’s First Delegate to the World Road Association; Chair of the WRA International Relations and Communications Commission, and is currently a Vice President of the World Road Association. Past Board Member of the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB); Founder and current Chair of the ROADS Foundation (Traineeships in the Road Industry). Recently appointed to the Board of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.
Recent achievements include:
- WA Professional Engineer of the Year, and National Professional Engineer of the Year for 2012, Engineers Australia.
- Awarded the inaugural Dr Ken Michael Gold Medal for outstanding service and commitment to Public Works Engineering in WA.
- Achieved International Silver standard and overall best performing organisation by Main Roads at the Australian Business Excellence Awards 2011
“Insourcing” road maintenance in Western Australia
Antony is responsible for leading the implementation of ISCA’s vision and business strategy, as well as over-seeing the organisation’s operational activities. He has held a number of management roles within professional services firms and on major projects, and has developed successful stand-alone sustainability business units. He has been a thought leader in applied sustainability, researched and presented on key issues and opportunities from asset finance and funding to assessment and reporting. Antony has been significantly involved with managing the development of the IS scheme and was instrumental in securing the seed funding used to finance the development of the scheme.
This conference will explore the various approaches being adopted across Australia and in New Zealand to drive efficiency and demonstrate value for money in road maintenance.
Presentations will focus on the measurement and benchmarking of maintenance performance. Lessons learnt will be demonstrated through discussions regarding contract delivery models, managing procurement and the use of asset management tools.
- Benchmark & measure performance
- Identify a cost efficient delivery model
- Streamline maintenance procurement
- Drive innovation & value for money
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Citywide Service Solutions
Main Roads WA
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Executive Director Regional Operations
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Principal Engineer, Infrastructure Assets Program Leader - Road Asset Management
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General Manager, Government and Business Infrastructure