One Transport, one team

It was great to see everyone getting stuck in at the recent Transport Cluster Leadership Team’s offsite meeting.

It was our second all-day planning session this year, which we’re now holding quarterly to work on challenges and areas we need to improve. It’s also just a really good exercise to take time out, get to know each other on a more personal level and work as a team. We want more collaboration across the Transport cluster so it’s important we work together – it starts with us.

We did some future planning; brainstorming what transport might look like in 2028 and what we need to do to prepare. And financial sustainability was also on the agenda. For the first time we’ll be taking a joined-up approach to our long-term financial sustainability. We’re now working on a plan, so watch this space.

Our next offsite will focus on our people and the results of the People Matter Employee Survey – so make sure you've had your say this month.

Who’s who in the team?

You may not know everyone in the Transport Cluster Leadership Team, but they’re an interesting bunch. Each time we have an offsite, I'll share some fun facts from a few of the leaders.

Did you know?

  • Steve Troughton, Deputy Secretary Infrastructure and Services: As a teenager, worked as a ‘chauffeur’ on the Cambridge River punt boats, taking tourists around the sites.
  • Elizabeth Mildwater, Deputy Secretary People and Corporate Services: Spent 6 months camping in Africa and 6 months living on a 27 foot boat.
  • Howard Collins, Chief Executive of Sydney Trains: Howard has met the Queen of England four times. He once sat next to Her Majesty at a formal lunch. After the lunch, Her Majesty’s car broke down and the newspaper headline read: “You should use the Tube Ma’am!”

Don’t forget, to say ‘Hi’ if you see us around the tracks.


Left to right:

  • Steffen Faurby, Chief Executive, State Transit
  • Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning
  • Tony Braxton-Smith, Deputy Secretary, Customer Services
  • Elizabeth Mildwater, Deputy Secretary, People and Corporate Services
  • Peter Allaway, Chief Operating Officer, NSW TrainLink
  • Ken Kanofski, Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services
  • Peter Regan, Deputy Secretary, Finance and Investment
  • Barbara Wise, Transport Commissioner, Point to Point
  • Marg Prendergast, Coordinator General, Transport Coordination
  • Howard Collins, Chief Executive, Sydney Trains & NSW TrainLink
  • Alison Cunningham, Executive Director, Office of the Secretary
  • Tom Gellibrand, Program Director, Sydney Metro
  • Rodd Staples, Secretary Transport for NSW
  • Stephen Troughton, Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Services

It was great to see everyone getting stuck in at the recent Transport Cluster Leadership Team’s offsite meeting.

It was our second all-day planning session this year, which we’re now holding quarterly to work on challenges and areas we need to improve. It’s also just a really good exercise to take time out, get to know each other on a more personal level and work as a team. We want more collaboration across the Transport cluster so it’s important we work together – it starts with us.

We did some future planning; brainstorming what transport might look like in 2028 and what we need to do to prepare. And financial sustainability was also on the agenda. For the first time we’ll be taking a joined-up approach to our long-term financial sustainability. We’re now working on a plan, so watch this space.

Our next offsite will focus on our people and the results of the People Matter Employee Survey – so make sure you've had your say this month.

Who’s who in the team?

You may not know everyone in the Transport Cluster Leadership Team, but they’re an interesting bunch. Each time we have an offsite, I'll share some fun facts from a few of the leaders.

Did you know?

  • Steve Troughton, Deputy Secretary Infrastructure and Services: As a teenager, worked as a ‘chauffeur’ on the Cambridge River punt boats, taking tourists around the sites.
  • Elizabeth Mildwater, Deputy Secretary People and Corporate Services: Spent 6 months camping in Africa and 6 months living on a 27 foot boat.
  • Howard Collins, Chief Executive of Sydney Trains: Howard has met the Queen of England four times. He once sat next to Her Majesty at a formal lunch. After the lunch, Her Majesty’s car broke down and the newspaper headline read: “You should use the Tube Ma’am!”

Don’t forget, to say ‘Hi’ if you see us around the tracks.


Left to right:

  • Steffen Faurby, Chief Executive, State Transit
  • Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning
  • Tony Braxton-Smith, Deputy Secretary, Customer Services
  • Elizabeth Mildwater, Deputy Secretary, People and Corporate Services
  • Peter Allaway, Chief Operating Officer, NSW TrainLink
  • Ken Kanofski, Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services
  • Peter Regan, Deputy Secretary, Finance and Investment
  • Barbara Wise, Transport Commissioner, Point to Point
  • Marg Prendergast, Coordinator General, Transport Coordination
  • Howard Collins, Chief Executive, Sydney Trains & NSW TrainLink
  • Alison Cunningham, Executive Director, Office of the Secretary
  • Tom Gellibrand, Program Director, Sydney Metro
  • Rodd Staples, Secretary Transport for NSW
  • Stephen Troughton, Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Services
Page published: 15 June 2018, 11:17