Michel Masson is Chief Executive Officer at Infrastructure Victoria, an independent body responsible for delivering Victoria’s first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy.
Michel started his career at Deloitte before joining the Bollore Group where he held various senior finance positions in the transport and logistics division in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005 he joined Keolis as head of Finance and Operations for the International Division where he was responsible for leading public transport operations in seven countries and held various non-executive director positions in UK and German rail franchises.
Michel was appointed CEO of Yarra Trams in 2009 and helped lead the development of Keolis Downer throughout Australia, before joining the Calibre group in 2014 to create and lead its Transport Infrastructure business.
Michel is a graduate from the EDHEC Business School in France, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also completed the Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School.
In 2017, Michel was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Technology from Swinburne University in recognition of his contribution to shaping infrastructure in Victoria.
Michel became an Australian citizen in 2014.
Dr Collette Burke is the inaugural Victorian Chief Engineer, with more than 25 years of engineering and construction industry experience in roles such as Site Engineer, Executive Manager and Managing Director. Having completed a PhD in risk management at RMIT and value for money on major infrastructure projects, she is also an internationally acknowledged researcher.
In addition to her role as the Victorian Chief Engineer, she acts as the Managing Director of Exner Group and Karsta in the Middle East and has been appointed as a Director for VicTrack. Formerly, Dr Burke was the National Director of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
Dr Burke has a drive for greater operational outcomes, a focus on strategic and forward planning, people development, effective delivery and commercial strategy.
Stuart Moseley has more than 30 years of experience in urban management and project delivery, and has held senior positions in three State Governments, the private sector and local government.
He is a former Chief Executive of the Adelaide City Council, a former National Vice-President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, a Registered Planner and Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Immediately prior to taking the helm at the VPA in June 2017, Stuart oversaw the delivery of a new planning system for Queensland a new regional plan for South East Queensland.
In his VPA role he has driven the repositioning of the Authority as a broad-based State-wide growth planning agency and is now working to deliver the organisation’s largest-ever project portfolio.
Linda Cantan has over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure delivery across a number of sectors including transport, education and health.
Her extensive experience working on Public Private Partnership projects includes the $2.9 billion Eastlink, $1.11 billion Bendigo Hospital project, $367 million Melbourne Convention Centre Development and $309 million Southern Cross Station redevelopment.
As Package Director Tunnel & Stations, Linda has overseen the procurement and contract negotiation for the $6 billion package to build the five new underground stations and Metro Tunnel and is responsible for managing the contract throughout construction.
With over 20 years’ experience in the real estate sector, Angela has broad commercial property experience with particular expertise in property development, urban renewal and infrastructure projects.
The former head of Minter Ellison's National Real Estate, Environment and Planning team, Angela has acted for both public and private sector clients in high-profile property and infrastructure projects. Angela is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Property Industry Foundation and has been a long term contributor to Property Council of Australia and Law Council of Australia committees.
Dr Kate Cornick is the CEO of LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s startup development agency. Kate is deeply passionate about the role of innovation in our economy and society more broadly, and has considerable experience in technology innovation across startups, academia, corporates and government.
Most recently, Kate led the development of human resources technology startup Rision Ltd, creating new products, partnerships, sales and ultimately a listing on the ASX. Kate sits on a number of boards including the Victorian Government Innovation Expert Panel, The Charles Sturt University Council and the AIIA Victoria Council.
Kate is a telecommunications engineer and was involved in policy development for the NBN. She has held the positions of Senior Telecommunications Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and has also worked as a General Manager at NBN Co. Kate Cornick undertook her PhD in optical telecommunications at the University of Melbourne and, as part of her studies, spent time at AT&T Research Laboratories, USA.
Joanne Wandel joined the City of Melbourne in October 2015 to lead the delivery of Council’s largest capital works program to revitalise the Queen Victoria Market. Prior to that, she spent four years at Places Victoria where she was the Development Director of the Melbourne Docklands project and later General Manager Land Development and Housing, delivering a range of projects in metropolitan and regional Victoria worth more than $2 billion.
Joanne has a proven track record in delivering and facilitating large projects, working in partnership with the public and private sector. She has held senior roles at the Office of Housing, Ashe Morgan Winthrop, R Corporation, the then Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development and Mildura Rural City Council.
Joanne holds a Master of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne, an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics.
Phil joined Bentley in 2011 after the company’s acquisition of FormSys, where he was founder and CEO. He was named senior vice president of reality modeling and cloud services in 2017 and is responsible for the company’s portfolio of reality modeling software and cloud services including ContextCapture, ContextCapture Center, ContextCapture Cloud Processing, ContextCapture Editor, Descartes, Pointools, and ProjectWise ContextShare. Phil also leads the development of a range of new cloud services for mobile access to analysis models and Scenario Services for design optioneering. His prior roles with Bentley include senior vice president of analytical modeling, vice present of offshore and optioneering, vice president of offshore and marine, and director of product development/marine. Phil earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Auckland and a master’s degree in engineering science from the University of Western Australia.
Scott Harvey is a professional Account executive with over a decade experience, providing software solutions to the Construction industry. He has proven experience with working in the Australian Construction industry providing technical innovations to impact a company’s bottom line.
Scott brings a wealth of experience to PlanGrid having worked at leading Construction software organisations including Aconex, HILTI and most recently Levesys.
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