Mentor Profiles

Are you looking for a mentor?

This page includes the profiles of Transport Cluster employees who are looking to be a mentor. Simply browse the profiles and contact your ideal mentor by email or phone to organise a catch up.

All Transport Cluster employees are eligible to be a mentor.

Quick Tips:

  1. Use the filter to sort mentors by discipline
  2. Access the Document Library to find resources which will help you contact your ideal mentor.


Are you looking for a mentor?

This page includes the profiles of Transport Cluster employees who are looking to be a mentor. Simply browse the profiles and contact your ideal mentor by email or phone to organise a catch up.

All Transport Cluster employees are eligible to be a mentor.

Quick Tips:

  1. Use the filter to sort mentors by discipline
  2. Access the Document Library to find resources which will help you contact your ideal mentor.


  • Akash Mohan

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Level 43, 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

    Contact email or number: akash.mohan@transport.nsw.gov.au or 0435 096 696

    Job title: Assistant Engineer

    Work experience:

    I've been around the Transport cluster from 2017 when i joined as a graduate mechatronics engineer. I've since joined Sydney Metro as an assistant engineer where I've spent my time in both the design management and the technical side of the West project, (Westmead to CBD). During the TfNSW Graduate Program, I completed all 4 rotations where for my first rotation I worked with the Sydney Trains Condition Monitoring and Control Systems teams within Operational Technology. The placement was focused around improving track smarts across the network using technology such as Angle of Attack systems, Break and bearing temperature monitoring systems and TrackIQ Noise Monitoring systems as well as helping improve the reliability and testing of the Dupline Control systems. My second placement was again with Sydney Trains with the Sydney Metro Program Delivery team within the Future Network Delivery directorate. Here I assisted in project management for deliverables across the Northwest and City & Southwest metro projects working with internal and external stakeholders on key interface touch points of the Sydney Metro projects with the existing Sydney Trains network. My Third Placement was with Sydney Metro West, where i focused on the design development of stations, tunnels, rolling stock and the alignment for the project whilst we undertook definition design and lastly for my fourth rotation, I joined the Central Station Main Works Team for Sydney Metro who are undertaking 'open heart surgery' to the railway network in Sydney to build a brand new station below the existing Central Station. Here I helped champion the delivery of early and enabling works, built some stairs from Platforms 20/21 and 22/23 to the Olympic tunnel and helped plan out and supervise works during possessions in the railway corridor. During my time as a graduate, I have also been involved in other programs and opportunities available to Talent Participants, such as the Smart Seeds Innovation Competition, the Future Transport Incubator, the Talent Connect mentoring framework, video content generation for internal and external use, the Young Professionals network within Transport and the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School Program. I was also recognised as a finalist for the Talent Participant of the Year award for the 2017 Transport Cluster Awards.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    I am looking for a driven individual that is proactive about their career and progression. I can offer a potential mentee some general advice on how to get the most out of their time in the Entry Level Talent Program. I can assist with guidance on any of the competitions, conferences and opportunities I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of and can help new talent participants looking for guidance on how to better transition into a professional workplace.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    My biggest hobby is sleeping. I think everyone should give it a go for at least 8 hours a day! However when its not socially acceptable to sleep, I love the world of cinematography and photography and love to challenge myself to create something new at least once a month. I collect sneakers (and spend most of my paycheck on them) and I love to travel! Nothing like experiencing new cultures and food to really rejuvenate and re-motivate.

  • Lizzie Tolhurst

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    Discipline: Business

    Location: 20-44 Ennis Road, Milsons Point

    Contact email or number: elizabeth.tolhurst@rms.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Industrial and Workplace Relations Officer

    Work experience:

    I have been at Transport since 2014. I was part of the Scholar and Graduate program before landing a role in industrial relations in early 2019. I also was a peer tutor for accounting and management in uni. I have worked across various agencies in Transport and teams such as rail safety, entry level talent, HR business partnering and industrial relations.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    It's a pretty unique position to be a graduate/scolar/cadet and sometimes you need a little guidance along the way. I was fortunate to connect with graduates in the same building as me while I was a scholar, and they gave me so many helpful tips! I'm keen to pass on the advice to the next round of talent. I'm happy to be a mentor to any graduate however if you are a HR grad I think I could be of particular help.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    Spending as much time outdoors as possible!


  • Jacob Blanck

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Transport Management Centre - 25 Garden St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

    Contact email or number: jacob.blanck@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate Engineer

    Work experience: Currently at the Transport Management Centre - Operations team. Previously at Sydney Coordination Office - Operations team, working on planned disruptions to the road network within the CBD and South East area, including Sydney Light Rail. Prior to my work at Transport, I was a Graduate Draft-person drawing mechanical and electrical drawings on CAD programs.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    As a Graduate, I now have experienced the transition from study to full-time work as well as the unique position the Graduate Program has in Transport. I am always happy to help younger and less-experienced employees as they find their feet in the organisation and the struggles that can go along with it.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    Gaming with friends, playing golf, watching rugby league and cricket and spending time with my wife.

  • Myane Dimasangal

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    Discipline: Business

    Location: 18 Lee Street, Haymarket, 2000

    Contact email or number: myane.dimasangal@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Economics and HR Graduate

    Work experience: Sydney Trains | People & Culture - Project support - People Leader Hub, PMES 2018 - Change management support - role descriptions - Reporting and analytics - union delegate releases NSW Trains | People & Change - case management - reporting and analytics Sydney Metro | Workforce Development & Capability - monitoring progress of contract requirements - reporting and analytics - project management - PMES 2019 Transport for NSW | Culture, Engagement & Leadership - Project support - PMES 2020

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    I am looking to build relationships with people who are approachable, open-minded, and willing to share constructive feedback. I am aiming to learn more about analytical work, leadership, and stakeholder management. Having gone through most of the transport agencies, I can share different ways of working and offer fresh and honest feedback from a cluster-wide perspective.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    I like taking on creative projects. My creative projects have included things like making chocolate pokeballs, knitting scarves, and an origami bouquet. My current work-in-progress is learning Spanish.

  • Emma Tuckwell

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    Discipline: Business

    Location: 18 Lee Street (4 days a week), 20 Ennis Road (Tuesdays)

    Contact email or number: emma.tuckwell@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate (2019)

    Work experience: 1 year in Transport Graduate program. First placement was in Internal Communications at Sydney Metro, second placement was in City and Southwest Project Communications at Sydney Metro. I previously worked in field marketing for a year, and before that I was in retail for 5 years.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    I'm looking for a Mentee that is keen to learn about making the most of their placements and relationships with others. I can offer advice on organisation, work prioritising, networking and generally be a friendly face to talk to. I'd like to be there for someone who might be having a hard time in their personal life too.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    I enjoy reading, writing, horse-riding (once a fortnight) and watching TV shows.
  • Charles Deeb

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Sydney

    Contact email or number: charles.deeb@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

    Work experience: I am currently a Graduate in the NSW Government Graduate program, with my home agency being Transport for NSW. My placements have involved me in:

    - Maintaining the safety and reliability of the Oscar intercity fleet of trains with Sydney Trains' Fleet Maintenance

    - Developing the future strategy of Service NSW for Business, a program that has helped many small businesses open, grow and thrive in NSW

    - Testing and commissioning of the New Intercity Fleet of trains with NSW TrainLink

    Prior to the Graduate program I have had casual experience in air freight, bookkeeping, hospitality and retail.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    I would love to mentor a new Entry Level Talent Programs participant who is keen to explore the different perspectives from someone who has been in their shoes before. Whatever your discipline may be, I can offer my unique experience as a Graduate in Transport from a whole-of-government Graduate Program - sharing my knowledge in making the most of the graduate journey and passing on the great experience I have had from my own mentor.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    I'm a massive foodie and love cooking - usually burning off the calories playing soccer/futsal or going to the gym. A typical day indoors involves me 3D printing random, unnecessary things and a bit of casual gaming.

  • Jonathan Love

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: 18 Lee Street, Haymarket, 2000

    Contact email or number: jonathan.love@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Graduate (2019 cohort)

    Work experience: I am currently in my third placement at Central Precinct Renewal Project. Prior to this I completed placements at Sydney Trains replacing lifts and escalators, and at Sydney Metro in the Waterloo Station delivery team. Before joining Transport I also work for 6 months as a contract administrator for Multiplex.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    Although my discipline is civil engineering, I am not necessarily looking to mentor someone within this stream only. When I first joined the program I was mentored by a second year graduate who helped me navigate the program and make the most of it. I am now hoping to pass on what I know to the new cohort.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    I like to hike, go for brunch, find a good happy hour, keep fit at the gym and have recently started getting back into acrobatics (though stalled by a shoulder injury).

  • Clare Moran

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    Discipline: Business

    Location: 22 Ennis Road, Milsons Point

    Contact email or number: clare.moran@rms.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Corporate Communications Manager

    Work experience: I am a communications specialist with a background in project management, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications (social media, media relations, internal communications and web content development).

    At TfNSW I am responsible for reputation management, brand building and delivering customer focused outcomes through communication strategy.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    I’m looking to connect with like-minded individuals across the business. I started as a graduate and have worked across multiple areas of the business so can offer advice and guidance for individuals wanting to broaden their networks.

    What do you like to do in your own time?

    I spend my life planning my next holiday and you can often find on me the side of a mountain, chasing winter.

  • Yifei Wang

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    Discipline: Engineering

    Location: Wagga Wagga/Sydney

    Contact email or number: Yifei.Wang@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Project Engineer (Roads). External Interface Mangement (Sydney Trains )

    Work experience: Major road construction projects in South West District NSW (Gocup Road, Yoogali Intersection, Newell Hwy OT). Asset management of bridge structure in South West District NSW. Local council contract portfolio management with RMS. External Interface Management of North/West/Telco Sydney Trains. Program Secretariat for AMC/PRG for Investment Branch RMS. Surveying and Soil Laboratory works South West NSW

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    Someone who's willing to share their skills and contrasting experience.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    Guitar, Photography, Civ 5.

  • Nicola Wilson

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    Discipline: Business

    Location: 18 Lee Street, Haymarket, 2000

    Contact email or number: nicola.wilson@transport.nsw.gov.au

    Job title: Program Manager/PMO Manager (Senior band)

    Work experience: 15 years plus experience across Australia, New Zealand and UK, delivering large scale transformational change initiatives in public and private sector. Background of project, program, portfolio and change management. I have had a number of years working in Health and now in Transport. Last few years, have set up and managed PMOs.

    What are you looking for in a mentee? What can you offer?

    I can offer a mentee guidance and support for their professional development towards management, leadership and project/porftolio management.

    What do you like to do in your own time? (Hobbies)

    I am involved in professional networks, such as women in leadership and project and PMO professionals. Also volunteer to do guest presenting at a Project Management MBA course at Sydney Uni (as part of developing my own presenting and public speaking skills and sharing knowledge and experience with others). Other outside activities is spending time with family.

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