Events, Safety

Set a date with Rail Safety Conference


There are just five days left to get yourself a ticket to RISSB’s Rail Safety Conference, where participants can engage in strategic discussions concerning the future of rail in the areas of resilience, asset management, risk management, climate change and culture.

Australia’s largest conference dedicated to rail safety is back as another face-to-face event (with virtual attendance options) and will be held this year at Collins Square in Melbourne, from May 3-4.

Hear what others have to say about the safety impacts of rail’s journey to decarbonisation, learn how best to protect your people and assets, find out how you can build resilience in your teams, and how rail can address climate change in more than 20 dynamic presentations.

In addition to standalone presentations, in 2022 RISSB has four expertly moderated panel sessions that will capture the views of a remarkable cross-section of industry and stimulate heated debate.

In keeping with the Climate Safety and Safety Climate conference theme, dinner guests will be dining inside Melbourne’s SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Against a backdrop of magnificent coral and hundreds of multi-coloured fish, guests will be celebrating the rail industry’s safety achievements at RISSB’s inaugural Rail Safety Awards. In addition to networking, the dinner will give attendees an opportunity to acknowledge, support and applaud winners and highly commended recipients across five award categories. This year’s line-up of international and local speakers features:

· Dr Natalie Pelham, CEO & Chief Investigator, Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI)

· Dr Stuart Hillmansen, Associate Professor in Railway Traction Systems and Head of the Traction Research Group, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham

· Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR

· Angus Mitchell, Chief Commissioner & CEO, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

· Nick Millington, Director, Safety Task Force, Network Rail, United Kingdom

· Wendy McMillan, Senior Regional Vice President, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Wabtec Corporation

· Yvette Mihelic, Director Customer Experience Rail and Transport, John Holland

· Nicki Milionis, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

· Andrew Kluth, Lead Carbon Specialist, RSSB United Kingdom

· Steven Perlen, Chief Executive Officer, Sleepfit Solutions

· JinHo Lee Investigator, MOLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport), Republic of Korea

· Jessica Sharpe, Head of Security, Keolis Downer, Proud Operator of Yarra Trams

· Catherine Peppler, Head of Safety, Health and Environment, Aurizon

· Dr Shelley Stiles, Partner Director, Gateway Consultants (HSW) United Kingdom

· Gemma Main, Senior Consultant – Systems Safety Assurance, Systra Scott Lister

To view the conference program and to buy tickets, go to