About Us


Welcome to the Public Transport Association Australia New Zealand (PTAANZ).

As the peak industry body for all modes of public transport and sustainable mobility options across Australia and New Zealand, we partner with members to build and sustain world-class public transport networks that meet the needs of the local communities we serve.

Together we inspire, cultivate and champion the future of mobility in our region.

Who we are

The Public Transport Association Australia New Zealand is an independent public transport association with over 80 public and private member organisations, representing a workforce of over 150,000 people and a multi-billion dollar industry.

We have a 20-year legacy as the premier peak industry body for public transport and sustainable mobility solutions in the region.

What we do

PTAANZ is a proactive industry association that provides highly valued membership offerings, including networking opportunities, industry news and events, and thought leadership initiatives, while also collaborating with our members – both new and existing – to offer a comprehensive program that’s tailored to the rapidly growing ANZ market.

Our shared vision

Sustainable transport and mobility
solutions in Australia and New Zealand
that make our communities more
liveable and prosperous.


Our united mission

To inspire excellence and
innovation in public transport
and sustainable mobility.
Our Strategy

Meet our Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sue Chan

Sue has over 20 years of experience in the traffic and transport field, specialising in transport planning, strategy and policy. Prior to joining PTAANZ, Sue was the Head of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Asia-Pacific for seven years. In this role, Sue was accountable for leading business development, the business and annual work plans and membership engagement across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Sue has also worked as the director of several transport and engineering consulting firms including Wilbur Smith Associates leading their Hong Kong and China operations. She has strong connections with major transport operators, government authorities, international institutions and universities across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Meet our PTAANZ Board of Directors

Our Board is a diverse collective of industry leaders from Australian and New Zealand transport authorities as well as C-suite executives from operators and suppliers, who are committed to shaping the future of public transport.

Sally Stannard
Board Role: Chair
Department of Transport
and Main Roads, Qld
Deputy Director-General (Translink)

Mark Streeting
Board Role: Vice Chair
L.E.K. Consulting
Senior Partner

Luke Agati
Board Role: Director
Transdev Australasia
Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Hume
Board Role: Director
Waka Kotahi NZTA
National Manager Multimodal and Innovation
Julien Dehornoy
Board Role: Director
Keolis Downer
Chief Executive Officer
Trudi Mares
Board Role: Director
Transport for NSW
Deputy Secretary - Greater Sydney
Mark Lambert
Board Role: Director
Auckland Transport
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Katie Cooper
Board Role: Director
Metro Tasmania
Chief Executive Officer
Clint Feuerherdt
Board Role: Director
Kelsian Group
Group Chief Executive Officer
Natalie Reiter
Board Role: Director
Department of Transport, Vic
Deputy Secretary, Policy, Precincts and Innovation
Jon Whelan
Board Role: Director
Department for Intrastructure and Transport, SA
Chief Executive
Judith Sturman
Board Role: Director
Transport Canberra and City Services
Executive Group Manager Transport Canberra
Mark Burgess
Board Role: Director
Public Transport Authority WA
Managing Director
Scott Smith
Board Role: Director
Managing Director - Transportation

Meet our PTAANZ team

Sophia Dickinson
Role: Content and Communications Manager
Sophia Kostava
Role: Operations and Governance Improvement Manager
Saadia Nour
Role: Office Manager
Dylan Adler
Role: Acting Events Manager
Cindy Ha
Role: Events and Marketing Officer