Inside Infrastructure is a podcast co-hosted by two professional infrastructure nerds – Adrian Dwyer, CEO of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Ilya Zak. Each episode, Adrian and Ilya speak with a prominent identity shaping the future of Australian infrastructure – from CEOs of top ASX listed companies to Australia’s top political and bureaucratic brass. Together they explore the ins and outs of infrastructure policy and the people behind it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.