Young Transport Professionals Committee 2019-2020
All YTP activities are planned and executed by a voluntary committee. The committee is voted in once per year by the membership base. The below committee is the fifth elected since the group was founded in 2014.
Jack Wood – President
Jack is currently a Senior Consultant within the Capital Projects Advisory team at Advisian. He has been involved in the front end development of major infrastructure projects, and has assisted in the preparation of long-term network planning strategies. Prior to moving to Australia Jack spent over 4 years in the Middle East where he provided strategic planning advice to major government clients. Outside of the office you will find Jack sampling beer at one of Victoria’s local breweries.
Antonia Niaga – Secretary
Antonia is a consulting Rolling Stock engineer at Advisian with a background in both wheel-rail and train simulation. She enjoys working with wayside condition monitoring and investigating failures to improve train operation and prevent derailments. When Antonia is not in an office or depot, she’s exploring the food scene of Melbourne or, better yet, countries she’s not been before.
Adnan ALAM – Treasurer
Adnan is a 2nd year graduate at Metro Trains Melbourne and is currently working between the Engineering and Projects teams within MTM. He has previously worked on projects such as Fleet Reliability Growth Plans, MURL Fire and Life, across various LXRA projects and now on the Sunbury Corridor Upgrade. Out of office hours, Adnan can be frequently found Latin dancing and very un-Australian like, discussing F1 and Football (the English kind).
Andrew Chan – Partnerships Coordinator
Andrew is a Development Engineer in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) team at Siemens Mobility. If found outside of work, he’s playing the sharks at the local pool hall.
Thanh Ho – Membership Coordinator
Thanh is a graduate engineer who recently joined the Rail Team at Jacobs, after having experience in the development and delivery of various rail projects. This is her second year on the committee. Outside the world of work Thanh has travelled to the United States four times and doesn’t plan to stop.
Michael Weel – Member Engagement Coordinator
Michael is currently a Mechanical Systems Engineer at Yarra Trams where
he supports the maintenance, modification and upgrade of Yarra Trams’ rolling stock
fleet. Michael has over 6 years experience in the rail industry and joins the committee
for the second year responsible for membership engagement. Outside of work, Michael is an avid problem solver and can be found frequenting one of the many escape rooms in Melbourne.
Anita Rai – Communications Coordinator
Anita is a graduate working in the data analytics team at Siemens Mobility, where she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects for both road and rail. She is the proud mother to a 5 year old cat named Antonia John Susuwatari Howard Banditos.
Russell Oliver – Digital Coordinator
Russell is a 2nd year graduate with Rail Projects Victoria and is currently with the signalling construction team at Rail Infrastructure Alliance. Previously he has been at RPV head office and Rail Systems Alliance. Outside of work he is a recreational pilot, motorcycle rider and the occasional sailor.
Marsha Poloz – Events Coordinator
Marsha is a Project Engineer at MTM, working as an interface coordinator for Third Party Projects. She manages projects throughtout the MTM network, involving disciplines such as high voltage, signalling and civil. Outside of work, Marsha is often found out on the town salsa dancing and teaching.
Alex Huynh – Events Coordinator
Alex is a graduate consultant at SNC-Lavalin, currently in his first year in the industry. In his role, Alex has provided safety and assurance and rolling stock support and is extremely excited to further explore other areas in the business. Outside of work, Alex is an avid photographer and can be found photographing the streets of Melbourne.