The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) has appointed Matthew Bereni as State Technical Leader – Queensland. Matthew is a Chartered Civil Engineer who brings to this role 15 years of engineering and leadership experience in both the private and public sector through Civil Engineering, Economics, Regulatory and Policy Reform roles.
ARRB’s Chief Executive Michael Caltabiano said Matthew was an outstanding candidate to lead ARRB’s Queensland office through the next phase of its transformation program.
"Matthew’s extensive knowledge of our stakeholders and industry will be invaluable as we are implementing our vision set out in our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. Matthew and his team will actively contribute to drive innovation and deliver an adaptable, connected future,” he said.
Before joining ARRB, Matthew was Manager of National Harmonisation with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) where he was leading the National Harmonisation Program Team to deliver on Transport and Infrastructure Council, and NHVR priorities. Matthew has worked on major projects for the European Commission and the OECD, where he gained specialised knowledge of heavy vehicle infrastructural (road and bridge) impacts. In 2009 he joined the National Transport Commission in Melbourne where he was Manager of Pricing and Economics.
Matthew will lead the Queensland office of ARRB with a focus on delivering high quality applied research to road managers, industry and the community. Matthew said he felt privileged to be appointed as State Technical Leader of ARRB, “an organisation which is successfully moving boldly into the future while building on decades of recognised experience in our industry.”
“I am looking forward to further strengthening our position as the most advanced source of independent expert transport knowledge, advising key decision makers on our most important and critical challenges.”
Matthew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org