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Roads Australia appoints new board directors

The three new board directors of Roads Australia bring plenty of experience from the construction industry

National body Roads Australia (RA) has appointed Scott Power, Alison Close and Nicole Green to its board of directors following its first ever electronic ballot. 

RA chair Aneetha de Silva says the appointment mark a significant milestone for the organisation. 

“RA is undergoing an ambitious transformation agenda which builds on its strong legacy as an industry leader,” de Silva says. 

“The director election process is the second major chapter in this process of change, following our members endorsement of our new constitution at our recent AGM. 

“We were delighted with the level of interest in the board positions and I thank our members who have engaged in this process, including the candidates who put themselves forward for election.” 

Power brings 29 years of experience in the civil construction industry to the role and has served as CEO of BMD Group since 2020 as well as an executive director at the company since 2009. 

Close also bringing 18 years of experience as a construction lawyer and currently sits as a partner at law firm Clayton Utz. RA says she’s worked closely with the Victorian government in delivering major projects such as the West Gate Tunnel, Metro Tunnel and North East Link. 

Green was also previously a construction and infrastructure partner at law firm MinterEllison who now serves as Transurban’s acting group executive after joining the company as a general counsel in January 2022. 

The election comes after the RA board sought nominations for vacant director positions, including for Tier 2 contractors, legal consultants and transport operators. 

De Silva says the new directors significantly boost the board’s industry representation and diversity of views. 

“RA has a membership base that represents the full depth and breadth of the transport infrastructure supply chain,” de Silva says. 

“We’re delighted to now be able to truly represent all those different voices at the board table. 

“I am also proud to have delivered on our commitment to achieve 50 per cent gender diversity on the board within 15 months of announcing that ambition.” 

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