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Michael Caltabiano


Mr Michael Caltabiano was appointed as Chief Executive of ARRB, in November 2016 after a very successful three years at the helm of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA). Mr Caltabiano brings to the role of Chief Executive extensive experience in the flexible pavement and bituminous surfacing industry. 


Michael graduated from James Cook University with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering and commenced work with the Department of Main Roads, Queensland. He subsequently completed a Master of Philosophy degree at Nottingham University in the UK, and researched the application of treatments to prevent reflective cracking from cement treated bases through asphalt pavements. He has also gained a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a qualified Company Director and Mediator. 


Michael brings almost 30 years of experience, and great enthusiasm for the roads and transport sector with a particular focus on creating knowledge for tomorrows transport challenges and driving innovation to deliver an adaptable connected future. 

Mike Stapleton

Acting Director - General, DTMR

As Deputy Director-General, Mike oversees the delivery of safety, regulatory and transactional transport services for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). This division is critical to our current and future transport system, managing the state’s regulation, marine, road safety and frontline services for Queenslanders.

Mike commenced in the role of Deputy Director-General – Infrastructure Management and Delivery in August 2014. He was appointed Deputy Director-General – Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division in January 2016.

Mike is chair of the Information and System Committee and is a member of the Finance and Procurement Committee. He is also the department’s champion for equity and diversity.

He has worked in the state public transport sector in finance, general management and transport safety roles for more than 20 years delivering key road safety initiatives including Graduated Licensing, Alcohol Interlocks and immediate suspension for recidivist drink drivers and the expansion of the Camera Detected Offence Program. Mike has also led the department’s customer centred transition strategy and overseen the reforms to how TMR delivers its services to meet future needs of the Queensland Community.

Tanja Conners

Director Training & Knowledge, AAPA

Tanja is an experienced and skilled manager, coach, trainer and mentor with a strong background in the road sector and the wider construction world.

She has demonstrated success in the development of Learning Strategies, training Facilitation, Business Coaching, Change Management Coaching, Performance Management Coaching, Leadership and Management Facilitation and Coaching.

Amongst a wide range of qualifications, Tanja has completed a Graduate Diploma of Human Resources, a Graduate Certificate in Management from Charles Sturt University and a Graduate Certificate in Vocational Education and Training from Southern Cross University.

Tanja brings significant experience and drive to our Association’s training offering, which will be of huge advantage to the development of our Memberships skill and knowledge base.

Brendan Woods

TMAA President

Brendan’s expertise incorporates a wide range of traffic management and roadwork industry experience over the past 10 years.


He is the Managing Director of Australian Traffic Control and has represented the industry on a range of high profile forums and committees. Brendan is highly respected across national platforms, and by government and road authorities.


He has extensive knowledge of the theoretical and practical applications of traffic management and roadworker operations.


Brendan provides strategic leadership to the association and is dedicated to standardisation and safety as key goals for the industry.


Brendan is also the TMAA Board representative for Victoria.

Tyson Adams

Manager Business Partnerships, Equipsuper

Tyson Adams is a passionate relationship and financial products professional. This has been established through 11 years of experience in the financial services industry, working across multiple market segments. Tyson has been able to utilise his passion for building successful partnerships with his clients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.

Joe Jeffrey

Road-Tech Safety Services, Inc

Joe Jeffrey has 25 years experience in the traffic control industry. In 2001 he started Road-Tech Safety Services in Sacramento, California. Road-Tech is a  full service traffic control company that uses new technology to improve roadway safety. Joe is past chairman of the American Traffic Safety Services Association and still serves on their board of directors. He has served on the steering committee for California’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan and led their work zone safety group until 2017. He has spoken to groups including the ATSSA Traffic Expo, the National Rural ITS Show,  USDOT peer-to-peer exchanges, and many state and local agency departments of transportation. He blogs on the subject of technology in work zones at www.workzoneitsblog.com.

Nigel Collin

Nigel created his first business at the age of twenty and sold it at twenty-one. He then went on to build Absurd Entertainment, one of Australia largest entertainment design companies. He worked extensively on the 2000 Olympic Games, was entertainment advisor at the 2000 Paralympic Games, and holds the accolade of being show director for Australia's largest ever corporate event in 2005. Having passed the baton by selling the Absurd in 2004, he moved into the world of consulting, advising his clients on implementing ideas and everyday innovation.


In 2013 Nigel set off on an initiative to travel throughout Australia to discover ingenious Australians and share their stories. His quest was to inspire the ideas of a nation and led to the founding of ‘Ingenious Oz Project’. In 2014, as an ambassador of Start-up Australia, he interviewed over 50 of Australia’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. He is now founder and maestro of ‘Game of Inches’.


He has advised C-Suite executives, Ministers of Parliament and entrepreneurs in both public and private sectors. As an international speaker, he has presented his
experience and expertise to organisations in myriad industries including IT, Franchise, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications.


Having now spent over 20 years in business events, as a speaker he is in demand both in Australia and overseas. He is an alumni of the Disney Institute, a Ted-Xer, and author of two books with a third in production titled "Game of Inches’.

Alan Hay

National Strategic Analyst, Australian Roads Research Board

With more than a decade in Road Safety advocacy, former Director of Strategic Analysis – Road Safety for the Boylan Group, Chairman of the National’s Infrastructure Policy Committee, previous Federal and Senate candidate for the Coalition and, committed advocate for Road Safety; Alan is also Patron of the Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs looking after the interests of some 300,000 enthusiasts.


Innovator of a number of practical, affordable safety technologies, and highly commended by the Australasian College of Road Safety, Alan is a highly vocal proponent of the need for a layered approach to road and work zone safety and the deployment of life saving technologies of today, for today.


Alan’s background in architecture, construction and collaboration with all levels of government lend themselves to a fresh insightful approach.

Robert Cazzolli

Director, Traffic & Access Solutions

Robert has over 15 years experience in the Traffic Management industry. As Managing Director of D&D Group, since 2003, Robert has experienced first hand the vital need to ensure the safety of his 350+ employees, clients and the general public.


Always striving for safer and more efficient traffic management alternatives, Robert co-founded Traffic & Access Solutions in early 2013. Robert’s vision and enthusiasm for innovation have been fundamental in Traffic & Access Solutions commitment to develop ways that will significantly change the way traffic control is conducted in Australia to ensure ultimate levels of safety are achieved.


Robert has been instrumental in the development, national accreditation and commercialisation of PORTABOOM®, the patented portable boom gate which has revolutionised traffic control operations and proven to deliver the highest level of safe systems of work in relation to Traffic & Access Control.


Robert continues to grow Traffic & Access Solutions and further develop the use of PORTABOOM® across Australia and New Zealand. In doing so, he and his team, works with the industry to develop solutions to achieve the joint mission of keeping traffic controllers off the road.


Robert’s key aspiration is to continue to find new technologies, innovations, processes and equipment that are genuine solutions that result in SAFER and SMARTER worksites, with the vision of eliminating serious injuries and fatalities.

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