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The TrackSAFE Staff:

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Heather Neil

Executive Director

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Hope Bertram

Communications & Engagement Manager

Membership of the Board is as follows:

Danny Broad


Danny has been a Board member of the TrackSAFE Foundation since 2015 and commences as Chair of the TrackSAFE Board from 1 July 2021. Danny is also the Chair of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) after members endorsed his appointment at the ARA AGM held on 4 December 2019. This appointment followed over four years as the CEO of the ARA where Danny led the Associations activities, including policy development, maintaining strong professional relationships with key Government representatives and industry stakeholders, providing value for the Associations members across all rail sectors and implementing with his team the ARA’s strategic objectives. Prior to joining the ARA, Danny advanced from a career as a young structural design engineer, through to project management and general management in the power, civil, construction and rail industries, having worked on numerous major infrastructure projects across Australia. For several years Danny held a position on the Council of the NSW Australian Industry Group and is a former board member of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

  • Raymond O’Flaherty, CEO Metro Trains Melbourne

  • Mark Diamond, National Secretary, Rail, Tram and Bus Union

  • Howard Collins OBE, Transport for NSW

  • Kate Bowman, General Counsel & Company Secretary Pacific National

  • Rob Mason, Chair Transport Heritage NSW

  • Nick Easy, CEO Queensland Rail

  • Catherine Peppler, Head of Safety, Health & Environment Aurizon

  • Stuart Inglis, General Manager Transport & Technology UGL

  • David Franks, CEO Keolis Downer

  • Steven Dietrich, CEO TasRail

  • Damien White, Group Executive Safety, Engineering & Technology ARTC

  • David Gordon, Chief Operating Officer – Capital Projects and Asset Development KiwiRail

  • Caroline Wilkie, CEO The Australasian Railway Association