Australasian Rail Industry Awards winners announced

Nominees across the 12 categories were judged on their contributions and innovations

Australasian Rail Industry Awards winners announced
Danny Broad congratulates all the winners


The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and Brookfield Rail won a commendation each at the Australasian Rail Industry Awards yesterday.

The Awards recognised the contributions of individuals and organisations from across the Australasian rail industry for their achievements and innovations in this sector.

Winners on the freight and logistics side included:

  • Career Achievement Award - Ben Lombardo, Speno Rail Maintenance
  • Safety Award - Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Workforce Diversity Award - Brookfield Rail
  • Freight Rail Excellence Award - KiwiRail.

Australasian Railway Association (ARA) CEO Danny Broad congratulates the winners for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the rail industry.

"It was exceptional to see so many talented individuals and committed companies within the rail sector awarded for their excellence, passion and dedication to the rail industry," Broad says.

"Included amongst the twelve award recipients was Brookfield Rail, awarded for the Workforce Diversity Award for their significant impact on enhancing diversity in its workforce across the past decade, including their achievements in addressing workforce gender imbalance and their approach to gender pay parity to create a greater workplace for all rail workers.

"The final award for the evening, the Career Achievement Award recognised Ben Lombardo for his contribution as a leading pioneer and innovator in the Australian Rail Industry since the early 1980’s, when he took over the leadership of the Speno business in Australia, driving key value add technology development, innovation and the introduction of specialised maintenance technologies into the Australian rail maintenance industry."

Proceeds from the Australasian Rail Industry Awards will go towards the TrackSAFE Foundation, a registered harm prevention charity that endeavours to reduce near collision, injuries and fatalities on the rail network resulting from suicide and reckless behaviour.

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