Steve is a railway signalling engineer with over 40 years experience. Steve plays a pivotal role as manager, asset integration and completions for Victoria's level crossings removal project, working to remove 110 dangerous and congested level crossings by 2030.
Steve says "I was fortunate to have chosen a railway signalling career early on life which has provided me with many opportunities during my long career within the transport industry. The IRSE has supported my training and education over these years through its' online body of knowledge, networking opportunities, various conferences and site visits to see numerous rail operations.
During my presidential year, my theme is global integration, with a particular focus around listening to the membership's needs and how we best provide the required process and technologies to support them. We are living in a high tech connected society these days and we need to look at how we best leverage the global expertise the IRSE membership can provide for the safe and efficient operation of railways."
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