Executive Director, Policy and Programs
"I chose the Masters course at Monash University because I knew that in my chosen area of transport engineering, my undergraduate course had only been able to "scratch the surface" of the range of technical disciplines that underpin and interface with transport engineering.
During my masters course, I developed significant new skills in statistics, economic policy, and survey methods, as well as the core technical areas such as transport modelling, transport planning, and transport technology. I have used pretty much all of these in my career in the public sector since then. I would not be as conversant with experts across a range of technical areas without this input.
Since I completed my studies, the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash has significantly increased its focus on public transport systems, and my only regret is that I didn't get to study these!
I also made a strong network of professional contacts while studying as a postgraduate, and this has resulted in several ongoing connections that I still maintain. I do not know of another postgraduate offering in transport engineering in Australia with the breadth, depth and contemporary relevance of Monash Uni's course."
Director, Storrie Consulting
Well established in his career, John Storrie (BE(Civil)(Hons) 2000, MTrans 2005 MBA 2010) is a Director of Storrie Consulting. His wide-ranging responsibilities involve advising on transport strategy, policy and planning, as well as commercial advice, and major project tendering.
“I provide transport strategy and planning advice to public and private sector clients, with a strong focus on public transport,” explains John. “In recent years, I’ve worked more across the commercial aspects of transport projects, and I’ve leveraged this experience to offer commercial advice in non-transport areas.”
John enhanced his knowledge and experience in public transport during his time working with the Victorian Government. This experience also gave him a good understanding of the needs and expectations of public sector clients.
Specialist Consultant, Network Operations and ITSTranspotim Consulting
Specialist Consultant at Network Operations and ITSTranspotim Consulting - Andrew is a Specialist Consultant in Network Operations and Intelligent Transport Systems for and Director of Transoptim and is also a Director of Mobility as a Service Australia.
Andrew has a passion for making practical use of technology to improve the operation of the transport network for customers and the broader community. He has direct experience with a number of leading transport innovations, including managed motorways, connected and automated vehicles and mobility as a service.
Director, Midson Traffic
With more than two decades in traffic engineering and transport planning, Keith Midson (BE(Civil) 1995, MTraffic 2004, MTransport 2006) has tackled projects across Australia, both large and small. In recent years, he has served as Director of Midson Traffic, a specialised traffic consultancy in Hobart. There he manages company operations and oversees its transport studies, traffic management plans, traffic impact assessments, road safety audits and traffic modelling.
In 2016, Keith was named Tasmanian Professional Engineer of the Year by Engineers Australia. This honour stemmed in part from Keith’s role as Chair of the Hobart Traffic Congestion Task Force. Not only did he resolve the immediate issue of extreme peak-hour bottlenecks caused by roadworks, he made a series of recommendations to ensure the network’s stability in the future.
State Director, Veitch Lister Consulting (VLC)
Last year Daniel Veryard (MTrans 2010) arrived in Sydney to set up a new transport modelling team for national consulting firm Veitch Lister Consulting (VLC). As their Practice Leader of Transport Advisory NSW he builds client relationships, recruits and works with his team to deliver great results.
“VLC has been working towards integrating our transport modelling with our clients' strategic and project planning processes,” says Daniel. “For example, we might estimate economic benefits or visualise the mobility impacts of projects.”