Inside Infrastructure

Inside Infrastructure podcast series

Hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and sponsored by PwC Australia, listeners will hear from prominent identities shaping the future of Australian infrastructure, from CEOs of top ASX-listed companies to Australia’s political leaders.

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John Pickhaver – on the evolution of infrastructure financing and the rise of investor activism.

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 rise of investor activism.

 

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.


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.


Amy Brown – on her career journey and the unquantified social benefits of infrastructure

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.


Tim Nelson – on his early career and Australian energy policy through the years.

Adrian and Ilya sit down with Executive General Manager Australian Energy Market Commission Tim Nelson to discuss his early career, the 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.


Jon Lamonte – how Jon went from flying Hercules planes in the Royal Air Force to building trains in Sydney.

This week, 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.


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

Adrian and Ilya talk with the General Manager of Uber Australia and New Zealand, Susan Anderson about her Uber rating, how the ridesharing platform has stayed ahead in the Australian market, and her reflections on the future of mobility and road pricing.


Rodd Staples – his path to becoming Secretary of Transport for NSW and the power of data to transform transport networks

This week, 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 Transport for NSW.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Hon Tim Pallas MP – Pallas on his early years in the union movement, and the rise of Electric Vehicles

Adrian and Ilya talk with Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas MP about his early years in the union movement, eventual rise to the treasury benches, and his views on the Electric Vehicle debate.


Hon Anthony Albanese MP – Anthony on his remarkable childhood and vision for infrastructure in Australia

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, 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 the future of infrastructure.


Scott Charlton - Transurban CEO reveals his key predictions for the future of transport

Transurban CEO Scott Charlton reveals his key predictions for the future of transport and the need to price Australian roads.


Kerry Schott - from PE teacher, Oxford Mathematician to infrastructure tsar

From PE teacher, Oxford mathematician to infrastructure tsar. We speak to Kerry Schott about her rise to the top of the sector.


Contact us

James Sherrard

Partner, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 5122

Ilya Zak

Associate Director, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (2) 8266 2652

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