Chief Executive Officer
Mr Michael Caltabiano was appointed Chief Executive of ARRB, the Australia Road Research Board, in November 2016 after a very successful three years at the helm of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA). Mr Caltabiano brings to the role of Chief Executive extensive experience in the flexible pavement and bituminous surfacing industry. ARRB has transitioned to the National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO) for Australia and New Zealand with offices across Australia and New Zealand and is the trusted knowledge partner for Local, State and Federal Governments delivering their infrastructure standards and next generation delivery outcomes.
Michael graduated from James Cook University with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering and commenced work with the Department of Main Roads, Queensland. He subsequently completed a Master of Philosophy degree at Nottingham University in the UK and researched the application of treatments to prevent reflective cracking from cement treated bases through asphalt pavements. He has also gained a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a qualified Company Director and Mediator.
He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors and also had an elected representative role and Local and State Government level for 10 years. His career has spanned across a wide range of areas including the delivery of large infrastructure projects, the development and planning of multibillion-dollar City Budgets and public representation, legislative engagement and the application of deep technical skills.
Michael brings more than 35 years of experience, and great enthusiasm for the roads and transport sector with a particular focus on creating knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges and driving innovation to deliver a sustainable, smart, safe and connected future.