Matt Bennett is a transport planner based in Aurecon’s Melbourne office and is president of the YITE-ANZ Committee. Starting from a young age, Matt has always been fascinated by all modes of transport and how best to integrate them. His involvement with the ITE began with the Australian first Student Leadership Summit in 2018. As part of the organising committee, Matt took responsibility for the pub trivia styled Traffic Bowl and aided the marketing and communication strategy. As the inaugural president of the YITE-ANZ Committee, Matt aims to help establish and grow a strong global network with fellow transport enthusiasts.
Vice-President of Young ITE-ANZ
Ruw is Vice-President of Young ITE-ANZ (YITE) and will be responsible for working with the President in overseeing and planning the committee’s activities and liaising with all relevant stakeholders to build the committee’s profile.
He works as a Transport Planner at Aurecon’s Melbourne office and has always been motivated to create a better world, believing in their capacity to create better people. Within industry, he was on the planning committee organising the inaugural 2018 ITE-ANZ Student Leadership Summit and is a 2019/20 general committee member on the ITE-ANZ senior board.
Ruw is committed to realising great value delivered to the professionals and students who will engage with the activities and service of this committee. His friendly and approachable demeanour brings a supportive role and he invites anyone with a passion in transport to get involved with YITE.
Danielle is a Graduate Transport Engineer at SMEC Australia in the Melbourne Office and Secretary of the YoungITE Committee. She is passionate about the transportation industry and is a keen advocate for young people contributing to the profession through fresh, innovative ideas.She has been involved in the ITE-ANZ for over a year, taking on the role of Interstate Representative Liaison and Speaker Liaison as part of the organizing committee for the inaugural Student Leadership Summit (SLS). She has also taken on an active role within the ITE, assisting in the organization of 2019 seminars.
Danielle is looking forward to exploring opportunities with her fellow committee members to assist young professionals and students to make a significant contribution to the profession.
Jonathan has recently joined Jacobs as a graduate in the Transport Planning Team following the completion of his university degree at the end of 2018.
He possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills, developed throughout his time studying at Monash University. Furthermore, he exemplifies exceptional collaborative and leadership qualities garnered whilst working as a lab technician at Alex Fraser and as a project manager for the inaugural ITE Student Leadership Summit held in 2018. Jonathan was recently voted in as the inaugural treasurer for the Young Institute of Transport Engineers.
With a keen interest in the transport industry and a desire to immerse himself within the discipline, Jonathan is aiming to contribute significantly from the outset of his professional career. He is excited by the prospect of engaging with other young transport professionals and creating welcoming environment with the YITE.
Tabitha is one of two Communications Officers within the ITE-ANZ Young Members Committee.
Tabitha is a Transport Planner at Jacobs. She is part of the Melbourne office’s Transport Planning team. In her role she has developed skills in transport planning, modelling and data analysis; through having worked on a variety of projects involving road, public transport, heavy vehicle, cycling, pedestrian and precinct planning.
Tabitha has a great passion for transport and cities, which she developed while completing her Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design degree from the University of Melbourne and working as a Transport Planner. Tabitha believes that her involvement in the ITE-ANZ Young Members Committee will enable her to become more active in the transport industry and contribute towards providing both young professionals and students with more opportunities to network and learn about transport.
Andrew Griffiths is a transport planner based in Arup’s transport planning team in the Melbourne Office and is a general representative on the YITE committee. His main interests lie in the implementation of innovative and sustainable transport solutions, that can facilitate growth and shape cities for the better. At present, Andrew is currently focusing his work in transport modelling, data analytics and data visualisation. Outside of technical work, he’s passionate about diversity and creating an industry that is accommodating and inclusive to all. He also enjoys engaging with the community and getting involved in mentoring opportunities.
I am a 4th year Monash university student pursuing a double degree in Civil Engineering and Economics. I have been involved in the activities of ITE-ANZ since my 2nd year, when the student chapter at Monash University was set up. The student chapter, called Transport Engineers Monash, was set up to promote transport engineering among students. I served as the ITE-ANZ liaison in the student committee and later became President of the student chapter, a position I currently hold. I also work at a road safety consultancy called Safe System Solutions as an undergraduate engineer. I’m glad to be involved with the ITE-ANZ young committee because it provides me the opportunity to meet like-minded students/young professions from different backgrounds and institutions. Moreover, it provides me the opportunity to learn more about the transport profession
Mitchell Young is a Traffic Engineer working at Trafficworks based in Ivanhoe and is currently a general committee member of the YITE-ANZ Committee. He has a strong passion in the Traffic and Transport field and is fascinated by how dynamic the system is. Mitchell has been very active in the participation of multiple events and has recently participated in the Student Leadership Summit organized by ITE-ANZ in 2018 as well as many seminars throughout the year. As part of the general committee, Mitchell will be part of the sub-committee in the next Student Leadership Summit and will be organising a Trivia Night along with Callum. Mitchell aims to establish a strong connection with people who are passionate about Transport, bringing their ideas together to help create a better Transportation system.
Patrick is an aspiring civil engineer currently enrolled at Monash University. He is passionate about building a safe and sustainable future for Melbourne and is particularly interested in the concepts of Movement & Place, as well as MaaS (Mobility as a Service). Patrick has gained experience in transport consulting when he interned at Transurban’s MaaS program, where he analysed, brainstormed, and developed potential strategies for the company to adopt in a MaaS environment.
Patrick became involved with ITE through its Student Leadership Summit in 2018, where he volunteered to organise and take photographs on the day. He has since enjoyed the opportunities to meet like-minded students and network with industry professionals. Patrick is excited to be a part of the Young Member’s Committee, and cannot wait to help build a platform for young professionals to share their experiences and visions of the transport sector.
Cassandra Min is in her final year of university studying a double degree in Civil Engineering and Architectural Design. She is currently a general representative on the YITE committee and also Past President of the ITE student chapter, Transport Engineers at Monash. Cassandra’s passions lies in transport and sustainability. These fields bring with them global challenges that she hopes to address within her career. Through being involved in the YITE committee, she hopes to foster a strong network of young transport students and professionals, bringing more learning opportunities to the industry.
Ben Thomson is one of two Communications Officers within Young ITE.
Ben is a Traffic Engineer at Ratio Consultants, based in Melbourne Australia, involved in the initial design and planning stage of developing our cities and spaces. Ben has a strong passion for multi-modal networks and how we rebalance the transport equation.
Ben’s initial involvement came through regular attendance at the ITE-ANZ seminars held on a variety of transport topics. Encouraged by the moves made by the ITE-ANZ, Ben is involved for the second year as a mentor in the joint ITE-ANZ and Traffic Engineers Monash (TEM) mentoring program. As a strong social media user, Ben has seen the opportunity to contribute to the ITE-ANZ through the communications role with the Young ITE.