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in the United Kingdom, including a signi cant
period working with London Underground Limited.
Paul is a chartered civil engineer with nearly 30
years' experience in the development, procurement
and delivery of urban infrastructure projects in
Australia and the United Kingdom.
Ken Mathers, Chief Executive Of cer,
Linking Melbourne Authority
A civil engineer, Ken has had a long career
in Victorian road infrastructure planning and
delivery since commencing with the Country
Roads Board in the 1960s. Working with
VicRoads involved project management of some
of Victoria's largest road projects, including the
Melton Bypass, Hume Freeway duplication,
the Western Ring Road, upgrading the Monash
Freeway, and pre-construction planning
Ken joined Melbourne CityLink Authority in
1995 as Director, Engineering and Operations for
its function of facilitating CityLink. He participated
in the bid evaluation and the oversight of project
development until completion in 2000.
After working as a private consultant, Ken returned
to government in 2003 as Chief Executive Of cer of
Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority
(SEITA), the state government agency responsible for
the facilitation of EastLink -- then Australia's largest
PPP road infrastructure project.
LMA has since been planning and procuring the
27-kilometre Peninsula Link, the rst availability PPP
road project in Australia. Delivered by Southern Way
and their design and construct contractor, Abigroup,
the project was opened to traf c in January 2013.
In 2012, LMA assisted the Department of Transport
with the development of the business case for East
West Link, and has now commenced the statutory
planning process for the eastern section from the
Eastern Freeway to CityLink, and the extension to
the Port of Melbourne. LMA is now commencing the
Ken has had extensive past involvement with
Engineers Australia. He has been a Board member
of City North Infrastructure and is currently a Vice
President of Roads Australia. He is also a member of
the Regional Rail Link Authority Advisory Board.
In 2012, Ken was awarded Roads Australia's John
Shaw Medal for his contribution to road planning
and development in Australia.
Rodd Staples, Project Director, North
West Rail Link, Transport for NSW
Rodd Staples heads the project team that will deliver
the biggest addition to the Sydney public transport
network since the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built
almost a century ago.
As an engineer growing up in Sydney's south, Rodd
has worked in the elds of transport and infrastructure
planning for nearly two decades -- across Australia and
in both the public and private sectors.
His quali cations in engineering and nance
provide the strong foundations required to deliver a
project of the scale of the North West Rail Link -- a
23-kilometre extension to Sydney's rail network and
the biggest rail tunnelling project ever undertaken
Rodd is a former Deputy Director-General at the
Department of Transport, overseeing the New South
Wales Government's transport capital works projects.
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