First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
ITS Australia has appointed Professor Majid Sarvi from the University of Melbourne to its board of directors.
Sarvi, the founder of transport technology programme AIMES, is the first academic to join the board.
AIMES (Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem) includes the university’s live test bed on Melbourne’s streets, and has close links with Michigan Department of Transportation.
Sarvi described it as a “great honour to be elected by my peers in the ITS industry and to have the opportunity to contribute to the governance” of ITS Australia.
He is one of two new members to the 13-person board (pictured): the other is Silje Troseth of Q-Free Australia. A long-standing member of the organisation, she said: “I can contribute ideas that help improve member benefits, add relevance, and improve information sharing across the industry.”
President Dean Zabrieszach and Dennis Walsh, vice president, will continue to lead the board. Zabrieszach commented: “I strongly believe that the ongoing inclusion of diverse voices at the board level will enable ITS Australia to build…an ever-greater culture of innovation, excellence, and creativity.”
He also praised the contribution of outgoing board members Bill Advic, Chris Koniditsiotis and Bryce Prosser.
Brian Negus, who received the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award last week, was formally appointed to the board to support his role as an ambassador for ITS Australia.