The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) has appointed Samantha Taylor as State Technical Leader – Victoria/Tasmania. Samantha is a Civil Engineer with a Research Master’s degree in Urban Goods Movement. She brings with her a wealth of experience from across the transport portfolio including freight and logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), transport planning, asset management, traffic engineering, safety and public transport .
Having contributed to many strategic and behavioural change projects in research, academia, consulting and government, Samantha understands government challenges, research and business needs as well as community drivers.
ARRB’s Chief Executive Michael Caltabiano said that Samantha was another outstanding candidate, and delighted to appoint her to the position.
As part of her new role she will be developing and leading multidisciplinary teams as well as strengthening relationships with key customers and industry.
'Samantha’s extensive understanding of our stakeholders and the bridge between government, the community and business in the transport space, means she is well placed to lead the Victorian /Tasmanian teams through the next phase of ARRB’s transformation' Mr Caltabiano said
'Samantha and her team will actively contribute to drive innovation and deliver an adaptable, connected future' he went onto say.
Before joining ARRB, Samantha spent 10 years working for the Victorian Government on large infrastructure projects, policy development, and on multi-disciplinary innovation projects. Samantha previously held the position of Lecturer at Monash University in the Institute of Transport Studies and worked for the large multinational engineering firm, Parsons Brinckerhoff.
She looks forward to working alongside a team of internationally recognised experts, to tackle big research questions and see the fruits of that research practically applied.