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    2024 Future Leaders' Forum | (SYD)


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    RA's Future Leaders Program supports and assists our industry's next generation of leaders by providing them with unique networking and learning opportunities as they build their careers. 

    FUTURE LEADERS' FORUM - please note; if purchasing multiple tickets to the Future Leaders' Forum, you may not be seated at the same table as your colleagues. The purpose of this event is to have collaborative discussion with people outside of your workspace. 

    Time: 1:00–4:30pm (North Wharf | Doltone House - Darling Island)

    We will commence the day with the Future Leaders' Forum. This is open to all future leaders of the industry. The forum is a unique opportunity for the next generation of leaders to come together and take part in an interactive workshop which will help to shape RA's policy goals and priorities. 

    This workshop is about enabling the next generation of transport leaders to thrive in the workforce. RA values the voice of young people and is seeking their insights on how we unlock the potential in people. As such, we want our attendees to consider: How must the sector change to support our future leaders? What would you want your leaders to hear? Focussing on 4 topics:

    • Culture - How do we create a supportive, high-performing culture in the transport and infrastructure sector?
    • Diversity - How do we create an inclusive, diverse and sustainable workforce?
    • Skills - How do we develop the skills we need to deliver our future transport infrastructure?
    • Innovation - How do we cultivate innovation in our workplaces? 

    Keynote speaker - Larry McGrath - General Manager - NSW & ACT, McConnell Dowell 

    Larry is a respected figure within the infrastructure and transport sectors, boasting executive and director-level experience both in government and the private sector. His expertise spans service delivery, operations, maintenance, transport planning and policy, procurement, and communications. Throughout his various roles, Larry has had a hand in some of the most transformational projects in Australia’s recent history, including Sydney Light Rail and Sydney Metro.In his current role, Larry is responsible for running the construction company McConnell Dowell in NSW and the ACT, delivering projects for government and the private sector. Larry is passionate about improving the culture of the infrastructure sector and he is a strong advocate for improving diversity and inclusion in the industry.


    RA's policy goals
    - Boosting productivity - To develop a high-performing transport infrastructure sector.
    - Decarbonising the transport economy - To reduce the carbon cost of Australia's transport infrastructure sector.
    - Workforce - Culture and skills - To use the productive potential of all Australians to deliver.
    - Stay safe - To promote best practice safe workplaces and systems that accelerate zero harm. 


    Dress code: Business casual



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    Dietary requirements: Please inform us of any dietary requirements at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

    We regret to advise that on this occasion, we will not be able to accept registrations from recruitment companies.

    Please ensure you make your booking using the appropriate rate. Bookings from non-member companies that book at a member rate will be contacted and asked to rebook at the correct price. If you are unsure of your organisation's membership status with RA, please contact events@roads.org.au


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