AGM Results for the Election and Endorsement of Directors
RISSB is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Kylie Gallasch (ARTC) to the RISSB Board.
Kylie was elected to the Board in December 2019 as Industry Director – Network Managers/Owners representing the interests of RIMs.
Kylie replaces Paul Lowney, following his decision to step down from the Board. RISSB would like to thank Paul for his dedication and commitment to RISSB during his tenure as Industry Director.
Mark Carling was elected (unopposed) as Industry Director - Suppliers and Contractors.
Mark and Kylie will each serve a three year term ending at the AGM in 2022
Kylie is Group Executive Corporate Services & Safety with ARTC. During her tenure, the company has grown from a passionate organisation of less than 100, to a fearless team of 1,500+ and she feels proud to have played her role in the growth and success of ARTC.
Kylie’s employment with ARTC initially focused on commercial and financial disciplines, which, as a result of a significant track record of achievement, has now expanded into risk and safety, technology and procurement.
Her current portfolio in ARTC is responsible for the key elements of:
Last week we participated in AusRAIL (the largest rail event in the southern hemisphere) which took place at the Sydney International Convention Centre from 3-5 December 2019.
We took this opportunity to strengthen relationships with members of our standing committees as well as make new connections at the many networking events on offer.
During the three day conference and exhibition, we attended many thought-provoking seminars and discussed, debated and exchanged experiences on rail safety, interoperability / harmonisation, and national rules.
RISSB's General Manager Safety and Innovation ran a track worker safety workshop which produced some compelling action items and great outcomes for industry.
Thank you to the many people who visited AusRAIL stand #307 and introduced themselves to RISSB staff and / or asked some tough questions.
Every fortnight we'll be introducing our new Horizons 2 participants to you. This week say hello toThao Holmes, Robbie Filliponi and Behrouz Amani.
I’m Robbie Filliponi, the Manager Rail Accreditation at Queensland Rail. My background in rail includes rail safety investigations and managing safety programs for both regional and South East Queensland below-rail operations.
My current role includes maintaining internal systems to assist Queensland Rail with meeting rail safety legislative duties. What interests me most about rail is the continual learning through the diverse roles and opportunities on offer where previous experiences can offer value.
In five years’ time, I’d
like to be in a position to look back at some key achievements to improving safety for both our customers and our people who work in a high risk and constantly evolving environment.
My name is Behrouz Amani and I’m the Senior. Project Engineer at V/line based in Melbourne. My job is to manage and deliver major track maintenance projects all around Victoria to keep regional network live and safe for commuters. Basically, I scope up a work-package, develop a solution, review designs, put together a required paper work, engage a contractor, organize materials, supervise the contractor during construction and get the job done, then move on to a next package.
I joined Horizons 2 to get an exposure of other aspect of rail industry, seeking state of art knowledge in rail and see what other people doing in their area. Build
up the network and sharing experience with other rail experts is an unique opportunity which i’m looking forward to it. Outside of work, I’m self studying playing piano as a beginner. Hope it works!
My name is Thao Holmes, I’m an asset information analyst for Asset Management branch in Public Transport Victoria (now part of Department of Transport). My role is to help ensure that the organisation has complete asset information to enable understanding and reporting of asset configuration, condition and performance.
I joined the Horizon program to broaden my knowledge and insight, especially on rail industry trends and initiative that will influence and drive continuous improvement for asset information requirement.
Outside of work, I enjoy a bit of fun times with my family and friends and occasionally I like to paint.
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