Neil Findlay owned and operated Australian transport and logistics businesses for over 30 years until their sale in 2007.
These businesses won multiple, often repeat State & National awards in the government & private sectors in fields such as training, industry excellence & quarantine. Confidant of the Chairman – and other directors; provider of guidance in directorial duties & responsibilities
He has been a director of the Australian Trucking Association, NatRoad and Chair of TruckSafe.
Neil, an active speaker and writer has travelled extensively in third world countries undertaking relief & support work, and remains heavily involved in Not-For Profit fields spanning youth rehabilitation through to aged care.
He is currently:
- A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
- Deputy Chair of the Performance Based Standards Review Panel.
- An active residential property investor.
- Director of Circadian Australia, Used Trailers and Yukana Retirement Village.
Neil Scales is the Director-General for the Department of Transport and Main Roads. (Queensland)
Neil joined the Queensland Public Sector in March 2012 as CEO of TransLink where he was responsible for leadership of the public transport network across Queensland. Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was the Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England.
Along with almost 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, Neil holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in engineering, an MBA and is a Fellow of three major UK engineering institutions.
In 2005, Neil received an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to public transport. He was also awarded an honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University in 2011 for his services to the region.
Andrew Rankine is employed by the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd as the Logistics Manager. He has broad and varied experience in the transport and logistics industry, having held senior positions in the trucking, rail and port industries over the last 20 years, including roles in the McIver Corporation Pty Ltd, McIver Transport Pty Ltd, the Australian Trucking Association, and Queensland Rail.
He is Chairman of the Port of Brisbane Landside Logistics Forum, and until recently, Chairman of the Ports Australia Logistics Working group.
Andrew also has considerable experience in the development and operation of innovative high productivity vehicles.
Prior to 1992, Andrew served for 23 years in the Regular Army as an artillery officer.
Andrew is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Army Command and Staff College, Queenscliff, Victoria. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Military) from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from the University of Canberra.
Peter Garske was appointed by the Ministerial Council to the Board of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in May 2012. He held the role of Deputy Chair from 2015 and until recently stepping down in 2019.
Peter was appointed a Director of the Queensland Transport & Logistics Council in 2010.
Peter was the Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Trucking Association Ltd from November 1995, retiring in mid-2016. He provided strategic and operational leadership in Political Lobby Government Regulation Service and Advocacy, Policy Development and Debate, Community Relations and Public Affairs, and Employment Law Service.
He was a member of Queensland’s Workplace Health & Safety Board for the period 2002 – 2016.
Peter was a member of the Department of Transport and Main Roads Ministerial Freight Industry Council for approximately 20 years and Chair of the Department of Transport and Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Safety Working Group.
Peter was a Trustee Director of TWU Nominees Pty Ltd, an Industry Superannuation Fund with approximately $5 billion under management, for the period 1996 – 2016. He was Chair of the Funds Investment Committee 2011 – 2016.
Peter was a Director 2001-2006 of the Colonial Agricultural Company Ltd Australia’s then 8th largest cattle holding.
Michelle Reynolds is currently a member of the Board of iMove Australia Ltd, a company formed with the purpose to drive and deliver research and innovation outcomes targeted at improving the movement of people and goods.
Michelle worked previously as the CEO of InterLinkSQ – an intermodal rail terminal in South-East Queensland and has worked and spoken extensively on the importance of the re-establishment of freight rail in Queensland and throughout Australia.
Ms Reynolds was also the Principal at DC Accounting, a company she purchased in 2004 and transitioned from a sole-practitioner firm into a multi-partner business.
Michelle has extensive experience in corporate governance, financial management and strategic planning and her experience extends to employing and managing multi-disciplinary teams, with a focus on implementation and management of strategic & operational plans.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is a Chartered Tax Advisor, Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Australian Institute of Management.
Michelle has earnt accolades including USQ Best Commerce Graduate 1997, ICAA Professional Year Medal 2002 and AIM Young Manager of the Year (Toowoomba Region) 2004.
Andrew is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO, based in Brisbane with core skills in operations research and transport optimisation. Andrew worked closely with various Australian agriculture industries (including sugar, beef) for over 15 years, improving seasonal and operational planning across all segments between farming and marketing.
He recently led the development of TRAnsport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TRANSIT), which is a spatial model for simulating transport cost benefits from infrastructure investments (road upgrades, use of rail versus road, processing and storage facilities) and policy interventions in agriculture logistics. It holistically estimates the transport benefits across the freight network, by analysing every possible vehicle and rail trip, and optimising routes between all enterprises in the supply network.
His broader science interests include:
- Modelling and optimising complex industry and infrastructure systems, particularly with rail transport planning and logistics, agriculture supply chains, and intermodal transport.
- Extending the concepts in value chains and its associated analysis methodologies to address broader sustainability and resilience issues.
- Developing innovative decision support tools for land use planning
- Developing new solution techniques for very large scale and complex industry/logistics planning problems not previously solved.
The activities of the QTLC and the advice the Council provides to Government are shaped and supported by the contributions of key freight and industry stakeholders through their membership and participation in QTLC Working Groups.
The Working Groups are convened as needed in response to critical issues related to Access and Regulation; Infrastructure and Planning; and Intermodal matters.
Industry are invited to to join the QTLC as members and participate in the Working Groups. As a member of the Working Group Register, you will be called upon from time to time to provide advice and expertise on issues relevant to your industry and/or organisation.
Your contribution will help shape the QTLC’s advice as we work with TMR to address current and emerging issues impacting the efficient and productive movement of freight.
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