Our CEO and Vision


The global transport sector is already building smart connected roads that can communicate with vehicles and drivers about safety hazards while generating clean power to fuel our cities. At ARRB we are bringing that practical knowledge to Australia and New Zealand as we prepare for a connected future.


Michael Caltabiano


Michael Caltabiano is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Road Research Board. He has over 25 years’ experience in the transport industry with previous positions placing him in charge of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association AAPA and as the director-general of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. He has extensive knowledge not only from an Engineers viewpoint but from a change management perspective too and is leading the charge in shaping our transport future.

Our Vision

To help make the world’s cities smarter, cleaner, greener, safer, more efficient and productive through intelligent transport solutions.

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is the source of independent expert transport knowledge, advising key decision makers on our nation’s most important challenges.

ARRB has a strong heritage supporting and delivering high quality applied research for Australian and New Zealand state road agencies (our Members) and for the community. ARRB’s team analyse and interpret global research and apply it to the Australian and New Zealand context.

We are moving boldly into the future with a new vision and mission statement leading the way. We do this on behalf of our Members and the community. This mission is about creating knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges, and solutions for today.

Reminiscent of its primary purpose and application in 1960 when founded, ARRB’s core business is once again enlivened: it exists to serve the research needs of its Members, and maintain its reputation as a national interest, applied research organisation. Hence, our vision is born: to deliver an ‘adaptable connected future’ for every road user.

One such step to accomplishing this, is through the unification of all ARRB’s businesses and services under the one ARRB brand, and through the formation of multi-disciplinary teams with highly evolved skills. In doing so, valued clients will have access to expanded specialist resources company-wide and will benefit from the complete ARRB experience.

At ARRB we offer countless solutions for your transportation needs. Contact us for more information.

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