Horizons 6.0

Horizons Program Format

The Horizons Program includes:

  • Face to face forums featuring CEOs, technical leaders and other influencers;
  • Leadership Workshops;
  • Developing an understanding of what RISSB does and how Standards are developed;
  • Developing and presenting group ideas (pitching) to panels of industry leaders.

The program fee is $2595 (ex GST) and covers all face-to-face Forums, online mentoring sessions, completion and debrief of individual DISC Profile and networking events (3).

Who can apply?

Horizons 6.0 is open to all leaders within the rail industry. It is expected nominees will be highly regarded in their organisation and interested in the program, able to attend ALL stages of the program and be prepared to learn and contribute.

Please note that this program is for RISSB member organisations only. *RISSB reserves the right to limit the number of participants per organisation.

Nomination Form

If you are interested in nominating someone in your organisation, please complete the online form. Click here for more information about the RISSB Horizons Program brochure.

Horizons Program 5.0 Interoperability Strategy Competition winners

In our most recent Horizons Program 5.0, participants took part in The Interoperability Strategy Competition. This competition involved teams identifying five key challenges currently facing the Australian rail industry, and providing staged solutions to implement and deliver an interoperable future in the industry.

Team ‘Eurostar’ were announced as the winners of the 2023 Interoperability Strategy Competition, pictured below accepting their award from the CEO of RISSB, Damien White. (from left to right)

  • Amelia Barnes, Station Design Coordinator, Suburban Rail Loop Authority;
  • Michael McGhie, Manager Safety Strategy, QR;
  • Tomos Luker, Design Engineer Rail, Cold Forged Products;
  • Ken Liu,  Senior Manager, Workforce Modelling, Sydney Trains;
  • Damien White – CEO RISSB.

Absent: Karen Sheiles, Crewing Coordinator, One Rail Australia and Suresh Sangarapillai, Design Engineer, Downer

The work produced by the teams for this competition will ultimately benefit the rail industry as a whole through the work of RISSB to help improve its safety standards and performance.

Below you can view the reports produced by the top three groups: