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The UITPANZ podcast series, Women Who Move Nations, features interviews with public transport leaders from Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Each guest shares her insights on the big issues impacting mobility today along with their career journeys.

Women Who Move Nations UITP Australia New Zealand

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The UITPANZ podcast series, Women Who Move Nations, features interviews with public transport leaders from Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Each guest shares her insights on the big issues impacting mobility today along with their career journeys.

    Loretta Lynch, Managing Director, Transdev Melbourne

    Loretta Lynch, Managing Director, Transdev Melbourne

    Transdev Melbourne's Managing Director, Loretta Lynch, is proud to join the team delivering around 30 percent of Melbourne's bus network, with 1400 staff, 500 buses and 25 million passenger journeys a year. The jewel in their crown is Melbourne's first locally-built, fully electric bus. Loretta first got hooked on working in public transport when she delivered Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail upgrade, allowing three times the usual services to be run for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Career-wise, she highlights how her unique approach to networking, seeking out people she can help, rather than the other way around, has made the task enjoyable and led her to many professional opportunities.

    • 23 min
    Becky Wood, Managing Director, Transportation - Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon

    Becky Wood, Managing Director, Transportation - Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon

    Becky Wood, Managing Director, Transportation - Australia & New Zealand at Aurecon, describes how, while working on the financial side of major rail infrastructure projects as a chartered accountant, she quickly discovered what really interested her was the tangible link between the assets she was getting funded and transforming the cities and communities they served. After years in the public transport industry, she is still inspired to benefit people from all walks of life. She’s passionate about using technology to enhance user-centric design and achieve smart outcomes where the needs of all citizens are considered.

    • 47 min
    Jessica Oppetit, Head of Operations, Via UK

    Jessica Oppetit, Head of Operations, Via UK

    ViaVan's Jessica Oppetit thinks public mobility has become a lot more dynamic in the last five years. It's a great example of how data and innovation can change and positively influence an industry. She outlines how demand-responsive transport can supplement fixed-route services and improve the public transport experience for users. She loves working in public mobility and believes if you love what you're doing today, you'll get to where you want to be tomorrow.

    • 36 min
    Nicole Rosie, CEO, New Zealand Transport Agency

    Nicole Rosie, CEO, New Zealand Transport Agency

    Nicole Rosie, CEO of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), explains how she used her mastery of change management to lead the organisation through New Zealand’s level four COVID-19 lockdown, less than a month after she started the role. Bringing organisations, teams and individuals along with a new way of working and making it part of their ‘why’ to change was crucial to NZTA's swift response to the pandemic. She’s always been driven to make a difference or change, and public transport is her newest challenge.

    • 46 min
    Leanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Leanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Leanne Redden, the Aussie heading up the Regional Transportation Authority in Northeastern Illinois, oversees the second biggest public transport network in the USA. She discusses how public transport benefits everybody, even people who don't use it. She's been inspired by women who are bold and brave and tries to model that behaviour herself.

    • 40 min
    Elizabeth Mildwater, Deputy Secretary, Transport for NSW

    Elizabeth Mildwater, Deputy Secretary, Transport for NSW

    Elizabeth Mildwater, Transport for NSW's Deputy Secretary of Greater Sydney, reflects on the present and future of public transport in Australia's biggest city, as well as transport workers' commitment to serving the public. She's championing gender equality and reconciliation through better recruitment and procurement practices. Tune in to find out how!

    • 39 min

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