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:

Bob Herbert AM, Independent Board Chairman
Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Howard Collins OBE, Chief Executive
Sydney Trains

John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer 
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

Leah Waymark, Chief Executive Officer
Metro Trains Australia

Paul Larsen, Chief Executive Officer
Arc Infrastructure

Louise Collins, Chief of Operational Planning
Pacific National

Anna Squire, Principal

Steve Butcher, Executive General Manager - Rail
John Holland Group

Michael Miller, Chief Executive Officer
Downer Rail

Davis Franks, Chief Executive Officer
Keolis Downer

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 (AGM–LXRP Caulfield to Dandenong)

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

Representing the Passenger Transport Group (PTG):
Nick Easy, Chief Executive Officer
Queensland Rail


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.