Chris Hurst joins IAQ Board

The elected Board is comprised of senior leaders from across the infrastructure sector and is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the Association.

This in an exciting time to join the IAQ board. They play an important role in strengthening the partnerships between public and private sectors needed to deliver the record levels of investment in Queensland. Leading up to and beyond the 2032 Olympics as we continue to provide the critical infrastructure needed for our rapidly growing State this partnership is going to be important.

I look forward to collaborating with a group of diverse and yet like-minded professionals helping to create the best places in Queensland for our communities to succeed.”

Chris Hurst, Executive General Manager – Major Projects, SYSTRA ANZ

With over two-decades of experience and leading SYSTRA’s team delivering major projects across Australia and New Zealand as well as being a member of the SYSTRA’s Global Management Team, Chris will be able to provide insights into some of the most significant transport projects happening in Australia and abroad.

He adds, “Effectively delivering our existing and upcoming pipeline of projects will pave the way for Queenslanders to move far more seamlessly around their communities for many years to come. Having been on the inside of these projects, I can offer the IAQ on the ground expertise and knowledge that will help guide future decisions.”

About IAQ

The Infrastructure Association of Queensland Inc (IAQ) is the peak body representing the infrastructure industry in Queensland – we were formed in 1994 to foster private sector investment in infrastructure and provide a deeper understanding between the public and private sectors. We are an independent, evidence based, non partisan association influencing better outcomes for our members with timely engagement across policy issues. We work hard to create pathways to deliver on the economic enabling infrastructure the State needs to build a thriving future for Queenslanders.

SYSTRA ANZ Appoints Rob Scarbro as Director – Systems Integration

SYSTRA ANZ is pleased to welcome Rob Scarbro as Director – Systems Integration in the Major Projects team.

Rob brings over 30 years’ experience in the development and delivery of major projects across the transport, defence, and energy industries. He is a leader in the fields of systems integration, safety and systems assurance, governance, and broader rail engineering.

“Rob is a key appointment for the business as we bolster our systems team to become a systems integrator of choice for our clients. Rob will be an integral player in our global systems group and help leverage international expertise into Australia and New Zealand. We are thrilled to have Rob on our team and expanding our practice in the Victorian market.”

Alana Newbrook, Chief Executive Officer SYSTRA ANZ

Rob is an established transport executive engineering and systems leader, previously holding key roles at Metro Trains Sydney, Department of Transport Victoria, and Rail Projects Victoria.

He says, “It’s a great time to be joining SYSTRA as the business expands its footprint and expertise in ANZ, and I’m excited to be a part of a global leader in transport engineering and consulting. I am looking forward to delivering world-class critical infrastructure solutions on behalf of our clients.”

Rob is based in our Melbourne office. To find out more about Rob or to get in contact, please click here.

About SYSTRA:

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 vblack1@systra.com.

SYSTRA ANZ Appoints Chris Hurst as Executive General Manager – Major Projects

As SYSTRA continues its growth across ANZ, Chris will be responsible for leading the newly formed Major Projects team – established to focus on the successful delivery of major projects for our clients, partners, and the communities we serve.

“2022 was a huge year for Systra in ANZ; we won our largest intake of orders in major projects as we successfully pivoted to taking on larger roles in complex projects. Due to the success of this strategy, it was clear we needed a new division dedicated to delivery. Chris was the obvious choice and has what it takes to lead this newly formed team,” says Alana Newbrook, CEO SYSTRA ANZ.

Alana adds, “Chris is well-known to many of our clients, having been part of the SYSTRA team for the last five years. He brings to the role extensive experience managing complex major infrastructure projects; most recently leading our operational integration teams delivering train control systems projects across ANZ. Under Chris’s leadership, the team will ensure that we not only continue to provide outstanding delivery to our clients, but we also grow our reputation as the partner of choice and signature team for transport solutions across ANZ.”

The creation of a new role and team for Major Projects is exciting to not just further strengthen and grow our own team, but to bring more of the global SYSTRA skill sets to our local clients. “I am excited to take on this new role overseeing a larger portfolio of complex projects,” says Chris.

“SYSTRA ANZ has been growing steadily for the last couple of years on the back of some significant wins. I’m looking forward to working with our teams in Australia, New Zealand and across SYSTRA to capitalise on this growth momentum and deliver world-class infrastructure solutions for our clients.”

With over two decades experience in project delivery and consulting roles, Chris has worked on numerous large-scale infrastructure projects including West Coast Route Modernisation in the UK and the roll out of the European Train Control System in Southeast Queensland.

About SYSTRA:

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 vblack1@systra.com.