Negus appointed Cica Group chair


He is tasked with implementing a new board structure and shaping the organisation’s five-year strategy

Negus appointed Cica Group chair
Brian Negus

 

Senior transport expert Brian Negus has been appointed chairman of the board of project advisory collective Cica Group.

Negus also serves as the strategic adviser for Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), president and board member of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia, and a board member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Cica’s network of consultants guide companies to deliver technology-focused projects across transport infrastructure, intelligent transport systems (ITS), transport infrastructure, mining, utilities and government.

The Group has consulted on many major transport and tolling projects in Australia.

Negus’ appointment comes following a need for strong governance to keep up with the organisation’s rapid growth and increased networks across various industries, Cica Group states.

"We are excited to welcome Brian to the Cica Board – his level of expertise, skillset and industry networks strengthens our unique board of industry experts, and is pivotal to Cica Group’s next stage of growth," Cica Group MD Peter Bentley says.

"Brian brings over 40 years of government and private sector transport experience working for industry leaders including RACV, Public Transport Victoria, VicRoads and the Melbourne Port Corporation to name a few.

"He also played a fundamental role in the development and implementation of the renowned SCATS urban traffic control system, now used globally in over 27 countries, and this kind of experience is invaluable to Cica Group."

Negus will be responsible for implementing a new board structure, assessing the business plan for 2017-2020, and shaping the company’s five-year strategy.

"I will be looking to target key areas of growth for the next two years, including broadening our focus to include a wide range of intelligence transport systems, the rail and the defence sectors," Negus says.

"I’ll also be focusing on business and strategic investments right here in Australia, for Cica Group to become a more sustainable business in the long term.

"My passion is improving the liveability, safety and lifestyle of the community through transport mobility and technology, and I look forward to doing this through Cica Group’s projects, and developing beneficial relationships across all sectors of the Australian economy."

Negus is currently managing RACV’s partnerships in four trials on connected and autonomous vehicles, with institutions including La Trobe University, Keolis Downer, HMI Technologies, ARRB Research, Transurban, EastLink and Melbourne University.

Cica Group is currently involved in a number of large-scale projects, including looking at congestion improvement with the SCATS urban traffic control system.

Some of Cica Group’s notable projects include the Roads and Maritime Services NSW tolling upgrade on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel; and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in Queensland.

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