Our Board


Governing the future experience.

The Australian Road Research Board is governed by a Board of Directors, who all have vast experience in the transport industry and provide invaluable insight into helping shape the future of transport.

Peter Woronzow



Board Chairman

Peter Woronzow is currently the General Manager, Main Roads Western Australia. He has over 35 years in the transport industry. Peter has worked within Main Roads for 36 years, most notably as Executive Director Financial and Commercial Services. His extensive experience in accounts, procurement and management provides strong, strategic leadership in managing financial, corporate and commercial solutions. He is a member of CPA Australia.



Neil Scales OBE



Board Member

Neil Scales OBE is currently the Director-General for the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland. He was previously the Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England. Mr Scales has held executive roles with transport and engineering companies and has consultancy experience with several agencies, including the World Bank and the European Commission. Mr Scales is the current Chairman of Austroads.

Kevin Reid


Board Member

Kevin Reid is currently the National Manager Network Outcomes at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). He has over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of highway networks in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.

Stephen Troughton



Board Member

Stephen Troughton is currently the Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Services for Transport for NSW. Stephen has experience managing businesses in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and the Middle East with extensive technical expertise in major infrastructure and property. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Louise McCormick

Louise McCormick

Board Member

Louise is an Executive Engineer, Chartered Fellow and Senior Civil / Structural Engineer with 20 years' experience in the public and private sectors. Louise is the General Manager for Transport and Civil Services Division within the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics NT as part of the Machinery Change of Government in the Northern Territory.

Dr Vicki-Anne Gardiner

Vicki-Anne Gardiner

Board Member

Dr Vicki-Anne Gardiner has managerial and board leadership experience across all industry sectors, including academia, government, private industry and not-for-profit.

She has influenced government policy in areas including innovation, energy, infrastructure planning, diversity and workforce development, having being a public commentator and through submissions to government policy and legislation reviews.

Nick Marinelli

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Board Member

From June 2017 to June 2019, Nick, as CEO Fulton Hogan Australia, led the company’s combined Australian businesses of Construction, Infrastructure Services and Utilities. Nick has over 35 years’ industry experience including senior executive positions, both locally and overseas, in the infrastructure and construction materials sectors. He is committed to building long-term collaborative partnerships and is passionate about future transport and mobility solutions.

Ian Webb

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Board Member

Ian Webb served as Chief Executive of Roads Australia, the national peak body for Australia’s road industry from 2003 to 2018 and has an extensive knowledge of the stakeholders and policy issues facing the industry.  During this period he was also seconded to Geneva as Director-General of the International Road Federation.  His career includes 17 years as a career diplomat and 30 years at Chief Executive level in both the public and private sectors in NSW and Victoria.

Collette Burke

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Collette has spent more than 25 years in the design and construction sector with major contractors in road and rail, as well as being a co-founder of two engineering consultancy firms - Exner Group and Karsta Middle East, she is also Victoria's first Chief Engineer. Collette is also an internationally acknowledged researcher and authority on risk management and the delivery of value for money in major infrastructure projects.

Through her experience, Collette is passionate about technology and Future Cities to see how we can make long term use and decision making around our assets.

Collette also joined the VicTrack’s board in July 2015 and remains a board member, and is involved with Bushfire Recovery Victoria.

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