ITS Australia has appointed Dean Zabrieszach as its new President, replacing Brian Negus who is stepping down after six years.
Zabrieszach, who is CEO of HMI Technologies Australia and formerly a director at Victoria’s state highways authority Vic Roads, will be supported by Mr Dennis Walsh as Vice President, and Directors, who, ITS Australia says, bring with them a wealth of knowledge from a variety of transport industry backgrounds.
The role of the ITS Australia Board is to advocate the application of communication, data processing and electronic technologies for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to- infrastructure and mode-to-mode systems to increase transport safety and sustainability, reduce congestion, and improve the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s transport networks.
Zabrieszach said how proud he is to be elected as President of such a dynamic and growing organisation, with a highly engaged Board of Directors, “It’s my belief that ours is the best ITS Association in the world. The enormous work in recent years, led by my predecessor Brian Negus, and with the help of Susan Harris, CEO and her team, have seen ITS Australia grow from strength to strength.
“The continued work to represent our members both in domestic and international settings means the Australian ITS industry has continued to grow and remains a major employer and economic contributor.”
The peak body, now in its 25th year, aims to promote and facilitate collaboration and partnering amongst industry, government and academia in researching, developing and deploying ITS technologies.
Upon the announcement of the newly elected Board of Directors, Ms Harris echoed the noted strength to date of the Board of Directors, and in particular the tremendous contribution from immediate past President, Brian Negus, “His consistency and engaged leadership has placed us in an enviable position of growth. ITS Australia has never been in a stronger position and we are building upon the momentum of the highly successful 2016 ITS World Congress.
Ms Harris said that the organisation has a lot to celebrate, “We continue to leverage the opportunities the ITS World Congress created for the benefit of the Australian ITS industry.
“Ongoing activities including the publication of the Smart Transport for Australia report, the bid to host the 2020 Asia Pacific Forum in Brisbane, and the engagement of a Policy Manager.
“These things and more will ensure Brian’s legacy is the starting point for continued success for ITS Australia”.