Each episode, Adrian and Janice 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.

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#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.

#10 Jon Lamonte – on how he went from the Royal Air Force to building trains in Sydney

October 25, 2019

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.

#09 Susan Anderson – Anderson on her Uber rating, the future of mobility, and road pricing

September 3, 2019

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.

#08 Rodd Staples – Staples on his rise to NSW Transport Secretary and the power of transport data

July 31, 2019

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.

#07 Graham Bradley Part 2 – Bradley on Infrastructure NSW and good advice in the age of mega-projects

July 10, 2019

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.

#06 Graham Bradley Part 1 – Bradley on his life as a professional board director and the energy sector

July 1, 2019

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.

#05 Avery Bang – Avery on connecting the rural last mile and her big vision for the aid sector

June 3, 2019

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

#04 Hon Tim Pallas MP – Pallas on unions, the upcoming state budget, and the rise of Evs

May 23, 2019

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.

#03 Hon Anthony Albanese MP – Albo on his remarkable childhood & vision for infrastructure in Australia

March 29, 2019

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.