SYSTRA ANZ Appoints Sandi Robertson as Director – New Zealand

SYSTRA ANZ goes from strength to strength with the appointment of Sandi Robertson as Director – New Zealand.

Sandi is a highly skilled major projects manager and leader within the engineering industry. She has 17 years’ experience in project management and has worked on major rail and mass transit projects across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia for over a decade.

“Sandi is a key appointment for our business as we continue to expand our presence in New Zealand.” says Alana Newbrook, Chief Executive Officer SYSTRA ANZ.

“Sandi will be instrumental in providing leadership to the local team and driving the delivery of projects that enable the diverse communities of Aotearoa to thrive.”

Sandi has a deep understanding of the client and stakeholder landscape in the context of large-scale, complex transport infrastructure projects. She brings a collaborative approach to SYSTRA ANZ, with a focus on technical excellence and delivery.

She says, “I look forward to strengthening our deep connection to the region by supporting new and existing clients and partners. With significant growth expected over the coming decades, I am excited about the future of transport infrastructure in Aotearoa and how SYSTRA ANZ can contribute to the success and longevity of new projects that deliver sustainable transport solutions and support the communities they serve.”

Sandi is based in our Auckland office. To find out more about Sandi’s role or to get in contact with her, please click here.


SYSTRA ANZ’s mission is to be there where it matters; on the complex projects with the greatest impact, providing innovative solutions that will shape the future of our communities. As one of the world’s leading engineering and consulting groups, we are focused on building tomorrow’s mobility solutions today. Operating in more than 80 countries, we have designed 1 in 2 of the world’s metros and highspeed rail lines. The ANZ team is an integral part of part of our global network, backed by 9000+ experts, providing us the unique ability to be agile with global scale.​

For more information, please contact: Victoria Black, Director of Clients, Markets and Engagement, SYSTRA at

A new head for SYSTRA in ANZ

An engineer for over 20 years, Alana has worked in the transport, defence, and energy sectors, and has deep expertise in the set up and delivery of major infrastructure projects. Up until now she has been the Director of Advisory in Australia at WSP, where she has been leading work across Australia in transport planning and mobility, business cases, operations and asset management. She has previously worked at KPMG and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Among her career highlights to date, she was involved in the preliminary studies for the Sydney Metro project, design and construction of large sections of the Pacific Highway and has worked alongside TfNSW to develop their 10 year infrastructure plans.

With Bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and the arts (English literature and philosophy) from the University of Sydney, Alana also has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

I would like to welcome Alana, who accepted to join SYSTRA’s journey in Australia, a key country for our activities in East Asia and a dynamic market where we are advancing strategic missions, especially for Sydney Metro. We aim to continue our role as a key player in mobility engineering and write new success stories like in past years. In his role, I would like to thank Mark Scott for all his work at SYSTRA Scott Lister.

Jean-Charles Vollery, SYSTRA Chief Operating Officer

SYSTRA in Australia: a continuous growth since 2016

SYSTRA set up in Australia in 2016 with the acquisition of Scott Lister. The Australian teams then grew from 60 to 150 in just a few years, with the development of a Consulting branch specialising in digital solutions.

Our landmark projects are for systems engineering for the roll-out of ERTMS level 2 on the Cross River Rail line in the state of Queensland, as well as independent certification for the City & Southwest, West, and Northwest lines of Sydney Metro.