#20 Mike Mrdak AO – on 30 years in the public service and the new frontier for digital infrastructure
December 22, 2020
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.
#18 Rita Saffioti – on WA’s infrastructure response to COVID and path to recovery
November 13, 2020
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.
#17 Michael Brennan – on Australia’s reform opportunities and the future of productivity
July 9, 2020
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.
#16 John Pickhaver – on the evolution of infra financing, decarbonisation, and digital disruption
June 24, 2020
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.
#15 Marika Calfas – on the evolution of NSW Ports and technology’s impact on the freight supply chain
April 22, 2020
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.
#14 Tony Shepherd – on COVID-19, infrastructure stimulus, and why he’s a GWS Giants enthusiast
April 7, 2020
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.
#13 Bernard Tabary – on his global career in transport & the value of different forms of procurement
March 10, 2020
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.
#12 Amy Brown – on her career journey and the unquantified social benefits of infrastructure
March 10, 2020
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.
#11 Tim Nelson – Nelson on his early career and the tortured history of Australian energy policy
December 16, 2019
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.