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62 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Graeme Newton – on lessons from the 2011 QLD floods and building Brisbane's new underground
Adrian and our new co-host Janice sit down with Cross River Rail Delivery Authority CEO Graeme Newton to talk about the lessons from the 2011 Queensland flood in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges of building Brisbane's new underground beneath the Brisbane River and CBD, and what's required to make Queensland's 2032 Olympic Bid a success.
68 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
#20 Mike Mrdak AO – 30 years in the public service and the new frontier for digital infrastructure
In the last episode for 2020, Adrian and Illya sit down with former Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mike Mrdak AO to discuss his 30 year career in the public service, the infrastructure market reform agenda of the 1980s and 90s, and the evolution of the telco sector and new frontier for digital infrastructure investment.
56 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Nicole Lockwood – on independent infrastructure advice and the growing freight task in WA
Adrian and Ilya talk with Deputy Chair of Infrastructure WA Nicole Lockwood about the infrastructure advisory body model, the trends and chief drivers behind the freight system overhaul in the WA, and why we need a focus on rational pricing and social licence in infrastructure provision.
42 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Rita Saffioti – on WA’s infrastructure response to COVID and path to recovery
Adrian and Ilya sat down with WA Minister for Transport and Planning, the Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, to discuss the WA Government's infrastructure response to COVID-19, the pathway to recovery, and the nexus between land use planning and transport infrastructure.
72 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Michael Brennan – Brennan on Australia’s reform opportunities and the future of productivity
Adrian and Ilya sat down with Chair of the Productivity Commission, Michael Brennan to discuss Australia’s reform opportunities, how the economy might evolve coming out of COVID-19, and what the future of productivity growth may look like in a services-based economy.
72 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
John Pickhaver – on the evolution of infra financing, decarbonisation, and digital disruption
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, Adrian and Ilya sat down with Co-Head of Macquarie Capital, Australia and New Zealand John Pickhaver to discuss his journey from civil engineering to private finance, the evolution of infrastructure financing in Australia, and the opportunities of technological disruption.
65 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Marika Calfas – on the evolution of NSW Ports and technology’s impact on the freight supply chain
Before the outbreak of COVID-19, Adrian and Ilya sat down with CEO of NSW Ports Marika Calfas to discuss the evolution of NSW Ports, what the organisation is doing to sustainably grow trade and improve the efficiency of its supply chain, and the enormous change that new technologies and automation has brought to port operations around the world.
53 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Tony Shepherd – on COVID-19, infrastructure stimulus, and why he’s a GWS Giants enthusiast
Adrian and Ilya sit down with one of Australia’s most respected businessmen – and GWS Giants enthusiast – Tony Shepherd to discuss his career, insights on the COVID-19 crisis, and what stimulus and broader reform measures are required to battle the economic fallout of the global pandemic.
61 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Bernard Tabary – on his global career in transport & the value of different forms of procurement
Adrian and Ilya sit down with CEO International of Keolis, Bernard Tabary to discuss his global career in transport, his views on franchising and the future implications for transport as technology evolves.
75 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Amy Brown – on her career journey and the unquantified social benefits of infrastructure
Adrian and Ilya sit down with the Deputy Secretary of Strategy and Delivery at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Amy Brown to discuss her varied career across the public and private sectors, the often unquantified social benefits of infrastructure, whole-of-life service delivery, and how the NSW Government is changing its thinking about customer needs.
73 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
Tim Nelson – Nelson on his early career and the tortured history of Australian energy policy
Adrian and Ilya sat down with Executive General Manager Australian Energy Market Commission Tim Nelson to discuss his early career, the tortured history of energy policy in Australia, and what the Commission is doing to optimise its regulatory frameworks to integrate a new wave of technological disruption.
53 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Jon Lamonte – on how he went from the Royal Air Force to building trains in Sydney
Adrian and Ilya talk with CEO of Sydney Metro Jon Lamonte about his 32 years in the Royal Air Force, what he learnt flying Hercules planes in the Falkland Islands and running transport for Greater Manchester, and his reflections on Australia’s largest metro project.
53 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Susan Anderson – Anderson on her Uber rating, the future of mobility, and road pricing
Adrian and Ilya talk with the General Manger of Uber Australia and New Zealand, Susan Anderson about her Uber rating, how the rider sharing platform has stayed ahead in the Australian market, and her reflections on the future of mobility and road pricing.
66 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Rodd Staples – Staples on his rise to NSW Transport Secretary and the power of transport data
Adrian and Ilya talk with Rodd Staples about his journey to the top job as Secretary of Transport for NSW, how the power of data is transforming the way Sydney’s transport network is planned and operated, and the big customer-centered changes underway at TfNSW.
42 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
Graham Bradley Part 2 – Bradley on Infrastructure NSW and good advice in the age of mega-projects
In part two of their conversation, Adrian and Ilya talk with Graham Bradley about his chairmanship of Infrastructure NSW and the importance of good infrastructure advice in the age of mega-projects.
41 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Graham Bradley Part 1 – Bradley on his life as a professional board director and the energy sector
In part one of their conversation, Adrian and Ilya talk with Chair of Infrastructure NSW Graham Bradley about his life as a professional board director, the role of social licence to operate in corporate governance, and the challenges in Australia’s energy sector.
62 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Avery Bang – Avery on connecting the rural last mile and her big vision for the aid sector
Adrian and Ilya talk with President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity, Avery Bang about connecting the rural last mile, managing the pitfalls and challenges of remote infrastructure delivery, and her big vision to transform the aid sector. If you want to find out more about the work of Bridges to Prosperity or get involved visit www.bridgestoprosperity.org.
52 minutes | May 22, 2019
Hon Tim Pallas MP – Pallas on unions, the upcoming state budget, and the rise of EVs
Adrian and Ilya talk with Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas about his early years’ in the union movement, eventual rise to the treasury benches, what to expect in the upcoming state budget, and his views on the Electric Vehicle debate.
55 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Hon Anthony Albanese MP – Albo on his remarkable childhood & vision for infrastructure in Australia
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Anthony Albanese MP chats with Adrian and Ilya about the remarkable story of his childhood, growing up in the inner west as a young Labor man, and his vision for infrastructure in Australia.
66 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
Kerry Schott - from PE teacher, Oxford Mathematician to infrastructure tsar
From PE teacher, Oxford mathematician to infrastructure tsar. We speak to Kerry Schott about her rise to the top of the sector.
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