Brought to you by BP 1 - 2April 2014. Melbourne , Australia
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Anders Gunneriusson
Swedish Transport Agency

Anders Gunneriusson Representing the Swedish Transport Agency, Anders Gunneriusson is directly involved in the road vehicle law-making process, both in Europe and internationally. He is also currently chairing a UN working group that focuses on the harmonisation of requirements on modular vehicles, and is part of additional working groups on couplings, autonomous vehicles and more. Prior to getting involved in international law-making, Anders spent some 15 years working for the technical service responsible for road worthiness and registration of heavy vehicles in Sweden. 

Carl Johan Almqvist
Traffic & Product Safety Director, Volvo Trucks

Carl Johan Almqvist Carl is currently serving as Traffic & Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks’ global head office in Sweden. In his role, he is also actively involved in the company’s Brand and Strategy Management. A Volvo employee since 1975, Carl has also helmed of Volvo’s Demo Centre in the past and was part of the company’s Product Planning and Powertrain team in the US. 

Heather Jones
Founder, Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls

Heather Jones As the driving force behind Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls, a group dedicated to encouraging female drivers to enter the trucking industry, Heather was among a number of industry talents recognised at this year’s National Trucking Industry Awards. At a ceremony held in conjunction with the Trucking Australia event, she received the Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry Award for her commitment to making trucking more attractive for women.

The Honourable Jennifer Acton
President, Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal
Senior Deputy President, Fair Work Commission

Jennifer Acton Jennifer is the President of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. She is also a member of the Fair Work Commission, having been a member of its predecessor the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. At the Fair Work Commission, she is the panel head responsible for the tribunal’s work in transport, logistics and services. She is also the presiding member on many appeal cases and involved in test case matters. Previously, she was the panel head responsible for termination of employment matters. Jennifer has been a tribunal member for more than 20 years and professionally involved in workplace relations for over 30 years.

Martin Reinbach
Managing Director, Hella New Zealand

MAartin Reinbach As the Managing Director of Hella New Zealand, Martin’s team has gained global renown for the design and manufacture of energy efficient LED lighting technology for the road transport market.

Owen Driscoll
National Manager for Industry Relations, National Transport Insurance (NTI)

Owen Driscoll In his role as NTI’s National Manager for Industry Relations, Owen is the driving force behind the company’s bi-annual Major Accident Investigation Report, which provides in-depth information on crash causes and areas requiring attention, all while delivering a powerful road safety message along the way.

Brendan Richards
Partner, Ferrier Hodgson

Brendan Richards Brendan Richards has been practising in the field of corporate advisory and recovery for more than 20 years, providing essential advice to organisations and leaders facing financial challenges. He heads Ferrier Hodgson’s Logistics practice and is a recognised thought leader in risk identification, risk management and business recovery.

Matthew Beattie
Head of Business Products, NRMA

Matthew Beattie Matthew Beattie is the Head of Business Products at the NRMA. With a background in strategy, product development and operations, Matthew leads a team of B2B specialists who are focussed on developing motoring solutions to keep employee drivers safe on the roads and equip employers to demonstrate that they care for their employees.