As per the Constitution, ARA members elect a Board to lead the strategic direction of the organisation. The ARA Board is comprised as follows:

General Directors of ARA’s Board:

Danny Broad, Chair
Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Caroline Wilkie, Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Howard Collins OBE, Chief Operations Officer - Greater Sydney
Transport for NSW

Mark Campbell, Chief Executive Officer 
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

Murray Cook, Chief Executive Officer
Arc Infrastructure

Nick Easy, Chief Executive Officer
Queensland Rail

Anna Squire, Australasia Rail Business Leader

Steve Butcher, Executive General Manager - Rail
John Holland Group

David Franks, Chief Executive Officer
Keolis Downer


John McArthur, Chief Commercial Officer
One Rail Australia


Michael Miller, Chief Operating Officer
Hitachi Australia

Industry Sector Directors:

Representing the Rail Industry Group (RIG): 
Michael McLellan, Managing Director

Representing the Rail Contractors Group (RCG): 
Julian Sharp, Project Director
CPB Contractors

Representing the Rail Freight and Ports Group (RFPG): 
Caryn Anderson,  Executive General Manager
Port of Melbourne


Representing the Passenger Transport Group (PTG):
Raymond O'Flaherty, Chief Executive Officer
Metro Trains Melbourne



At a Special General Meeting of members on 2 June 2016, ARA members ratified a new Constitution to establish the ARA as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001. This came into effect 1 July 2016.

To view the ARA Constitution, click here.