Our Team

Meet our team of experts, on the mission of creating safer roads for our communities.

Kenn Beer

Kenn Beer

Principal Engineer ∣ BEng (Hons), RPEng, RPEQ, MPIA

Email | +61 401 345 461  | +61 3 9068 4801

About Kenn

Kenn is a Registered Professional Engineer, accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor, transport planner, trainer and assessor. He has over 20 years’ experience in road safety engineering, planning, policy and strategy development. Kenn is one of Australia’s most active Safe System practitioners and trainers, and has delivered many diverse projects, including: safety strategies for local and state government; business cases for TAC; Road Safety Audits and Safe System Assessments. Kenn was co-lead for the 2020 update to the Austroads Guide to Road Safety series.

Max McCardel

Max McCardel

Active Transport Lead | BEng (Hons.)

Email | +61 3 9068 4850

About Max

Max is a specialist in Active Transport with a wealth of hands-on road safety engineering experience. Max is a keen commuter and recreational cyclist and keeps up to date with best practice for designing and delivering cycling infrastructure. Max also delivers Cycling Infrastructure Training Courses aimed at sharpening practitioner’s skills in identifying risks and providing solutions for cyclist safety.

Sam Pasley

Sam Pasley

New Zealand Managing Director | MInstD, CPEng, CMEngNZ

Email | +64 20 4000 2314

About Sam

Sam is a Chartered Professional Road Safety Engineer in Safe System Solutions’ New Zealand office.  Sam has over 15 years’ experience in road safety and transport engineering and has previously led a team of over 25 road safety professionals. Sam was part of the team that won the 2022 National Award for Road Safety and currently works with numerous road controlling authorities to deliver safe system outcomes.

Paul Zlatkovic

Paul Zlatkovic

Principal Engineer ∣ BEng (Hons), RPEQ

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Paul

Paul is a certified Registered Professional Engineer with over 19 years of experience in traffic analysis, road planning and design, and road safety.

Paul has successfully completed projects for state, local and private clients.

Paul is an experienced Safe System Assessor, expert intersection network modeler and network planner. He has worked on some of Queensland’s most complex road projects in both the urban and rural environment.

Before joining Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd, Paul held a variety of senior roles in consultancies and on projects for state and local governments.

Thuan Nguyen

Thuan Nguyen

Traffic Lead ∣ BEng

Email | +61 431 757 757

About Thuan

Thuan is a Traffic Engineer and accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor with 20 years of experience in Road Safety and Traffic Engineering. Thuan has worked at both Local and State Governments where he was involved in and lead the development of policies, updating Austroads Guides and Australian Standards. He is currently Chair of the Australian Standards committee for Traffic Control Devices, and Transport lecturer at Swinburne University. Thuan has worked as an expert witness and lead our Signs and Lines and Road Safety Audit workshops.

Dr Tana Tan

Dr Tana Tan

Research & Evaluations Lead ∣ BEng, MEng, Ph.D

Email | +61 3 9068 4808

About Tana

Tana has over fifteen years’ experience as a researcher, project manager, consultant and trainer. He has authored several peer reviewed papers on vehicle safety and has conducted evaluations of road safety treatments such as shared paths, protected roundabouts and audio tactile line marking. Tana managed the update to Austroads Guide to Road Safety Update and Restructure, Austroads Practical Approaches for Managing Regional Road Safety Priorities and Austroads Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme Update project. His specialty areas are vehicle safety, motorcycle safety, capacity building domestically and internationally, and strategy development.

Kathy Doukouris

Kathy Doukouris

Training Manager | BEd

Email | +61 487 003 080 | +61 3 9068 4804 

About Kathy

Kathy is a training professional with over 20 years of instructional design experience covering all training channels, including face-to-face, online, distance learning and webinars. She has managed all aspects of training from concept development through marketing and enrolment to content design and delivery. This includes contract and stakeholder management with clients and customers across Australasia, Asia and North America.

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary & Adult) and a Certificate IV in Workplace training and assessment.

 

Louise Davies

Louise Davies

Operations Manager

Email | +61 478 138 153 | +61 3 9381 2222

About Louise

Louise is a General Manager with over 20 years experience in the Not For Profit, Public and Private sectors, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She brings experience in developing and implementing strategy and budgets, along with process improvement initiatives. Louise also has responsibility for operational planning, policy and quality management oversight and risk management. Louise relocated from Wales in 2012.

 

Catherine Deady

Catherine Deady

Project Development Lead

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Catherine

Catherine is a Senior Transport Planner who studied a Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering. Whilst working in Local Government for six years, Catherine worked in a multidisciplinary environment to deliver road improvement and transport infrastructure programs. Catherine worked in private consulting for five years across WA and Victoria coordinating and delivering planning and traffic engineering services for major state projects. Catherine is a Senior Road Safety Auditor and has audited urban and rural projects across Australia.

Dr Johan Strandroth

Dr Johan Strandroth

Strategy Lead | MSc, Ph.D

Email | +61 459 884 227

About Johan

Johan Strandroth originates from Sweden where he helped develop the analytical framework and strategy for implementation of Vision Zero. He has worked as the Safe System lead in VicRoads and as Project Director at Transport for Victoria, overseeing the development of Victoria’s next Road Safety Strategy. Johan has a background as a civil engineer and holds a Masters in injury prevention and a PhD in Machine and Vehicle Systems.

Jamie Robertson

Jamie Robertson

Technical Design Lead ∣ BEng (Hons), BSc

Email | +61 429 186 619

About Jamie

Jamie is a civil engineer with 20 years’ experience in traffic engineering, road design and road safety. Previously, Jamie was Technical Lead Traffic Engineering & Design at VicRoads, where he worked for 11 years. His areas of expertise include Safe System engineering, road safety barriers, traffic analysis and CADD. He is a highly active Senior Road Safety Auditor and a VicRoads Recommended Safe System Assessor. Jamie’s extensive technical knowledge has contributed to a range of VicRoads and Austroads guidelines.

Domenic Gangi

Domenic Gangi

Senior Traffic Engineer ∣ BEng

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Domenic

Domenic is a Civil Engineer and accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor with over 25 years’ experience in VicRoads and the private sector in construction and consulting. Domenic’s responsibilities have covered many aspects of roads management, including development, delivery, construction, maintenance, traffic management, road safety and information services. He contributed to drafting the Australian Standard for Traffic Control Devices and co-authored the Traffic Network chapter of Monash University’s Traffic Engineering and Management textbook.

Nicole Deighton

Nicole Deighton

Senior Engineer ∣ BEng, CPEng, RPEQ

Email | 0409 786 924

About Nicole

Nicole is a chartered engineer and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland with 19 years in traffic analysis, road planning, design, and safety. With a decade as a Senior Road Safety Auditor, she has experience in both private sector and government roles, including the Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld). She has led traffic impact & heavy vehicle assessments, successfully delivered submissions for road safety grants, and conducted over 50 road safety audits throughout Queensland.

David Williamson

David Williamson

Senior Road Safety Specialist | BEng (Hons)

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About David

David is a road safety engineer with extensive experience with VicRoads / Department of Transport and as a consultant. His expertise covers a board range of activities including the investigation of blackspots, the development of safety countermeasures, development of standards, preparation of technical and policy documents, and provision of specialist advice. David has worked on several international projects, is an accredited senior road safety auditor and a Victorian Department of Transport recommended Safe System Assessor.

Wendy Chan

Wendy Chan

Technical Design Lead NZ | BE, ME (Hons), CPEng, IntPE, CMEngNZ

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Wendy

Wendy is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 17 years of experience specialising in road safety, traffic engineering, geometric design and pavement engineering. She has successfully managed and delivered transportation projects at all stages throughout New Zealand. Additionally, she is experienced in Project Management, Design Management, AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various Autodesk software including Infraworks.

Bob Dowd

Bob Dowd

Project Development Specialist |

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Bob

Bob is a Project Development Specialist with a focus on Road Design. He is familiar with Bentley Microstation software and is well versed in all aspects of road design with a high level of expertise in Vicroads, Austroads and relevant Australian Standards and guidelines. Bob has worked in a wide variety of road project areas that include traffic signals, intersection remodels, safety barrier installations, roundabouts and bridge improvements in a rural and urban context.

Ilse Malagamba

Ilse Malagamba

Project Engineer I B.Sc (C.Eng), MUrbPlanEnv

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Ilse

Ilse is a Civil Engineer from the University of Texas who has also completed a Master’s in Urban Planning and Environment at RMIT. She has five years’ experience working on road and traffic control design for both state and local projects in Texas. Ilse is passionate about building support networks for engineers. As an undergraduate she was president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers student organization and as a master’s student, was president of the Planning and Environment RMIT Student Society. 

Nathan Louey

Nathan Louey

Project Engineer | BEng

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Nathan

Nathan is a Civil Engineer and accredited Road Safety Auditor. At Monash University Nathan conducted research with the Accident Research Centre into road user behaviour and driver response to road signage. He has been a team member involved in road safety audits, motorcycle route safety assessments and Safe System Assessments. He has also conducted desk studies that have informed several Austroads research reports and assisted in the development of Road Safety Strategies for local councils.

Julian Tovenati

Julian Tovenati

Graduate Engineer I BEng, BCom

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Julian

Julian is a Civil Engineer with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University. Julian is an accredited Road Safety Auditor and has been involved in audits for Local Governments and the DoT. He has worked with the DoTs Eastern Region responding to ETS enquiries and helped develop projects for the Great Alpine Road and Snowy Mountain Highway.

Johann Tay

Johann Tay

Associate ∣ MTrans, MTraff, BEng (Mech) (Hons), BCom

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Johann

Johann is a specialist Traffic and Transport Engineer with a talent for technology. He has 20 years’ experience in various traffic/transport and technology roles, spanning local and state government, operations, research, consulting and public policy. As well as his contribution to the deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicles in Australia, his past roles include Senior Roads and Traffic Engineer at RACV and Head of Innovation and Technology at ComfortDelGro.  In 2016 Johann won the Monash Business School Prize for Managing Innovation.

Lyndal Herbert

Lyndal Herbert

Office Manager ∣ Cert IV

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Lyndal

Lyndal is an office manager with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector and a Cert IV in Business Administration. Her exceptional multi-tasking abilities mean that she currently manages all aspects of office administration, including accounts and payroll, staff resources, logistics and fleet management, accommodation and support systems, databases and record keeping. Lyndal has responsibility for the company Head Office and satellite offices.

Emma Arrow

Emma Arrow

Events and Travel Coordinator I BA, BT

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Emma

Emma is a training and events professional with over 17 years’ experience in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, with strong skills in events management, operational training delivery and stakeholder engagement. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) and holds a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Keziah Owen

Keziah Owen

Business / Client Support Officer

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Keziah

Keziah has worked within the transportation sector for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, she spent 12 years as Airline Cabin Crew and then took a role as an On-Road Traffic Officer with National Highways where her career progressed into an administrative coordinator role supporting a transformation project to enhance the way England’s motorways and major A-roads are maintained, improved and operated. Keziah relocated to Australia in 2022.

Dr Tom Beer AO

Dr Tom Beer AO

Director | D.Sc. Ph.D

Email | +61 448 675 001

About Tom

Tom is an international expert on environmental risk, including climate variability, climate change, greenhouse gas and air quality issues and particularly their application to transport and fuels.

He has had a long and distinguished scientific and consulting career that included numerous scientific honours and awards including the Adam Hilger Prize, the CSIRO Chairman’s medal, and a special certificate of appreciation from the IPCC upon their award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2022 he was  awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to science.  

Duncan McRae

Duncan McRae

Associate I B.Ed. (Adult Ed.)

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Duncan

Duncan has been involved in road safety for more than 20 years in the areas of policy, licensing, training and auditing. He has over 25 years of continuous motorcycle riding experience and is a qualified road safety auditor. He contributed to the Transport for New South Wales rider training scheme, the national Learner-Approved Motorcycles (LAMs) scheme, rewrote the NSW Motorcycle Riders’ Handbook and many other motorcycle safety programs around Australia. He is also a rider instructor and a subject matter expert on motorcycle safety.

Tony Bull

Tony Bull

Associate | Cert IV TAE, Dip Project Management

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Tony

Tony worked with VicRoads / DoT for thirty-nine years. Tony specialised in road maintenance & road construction. Before accepting an early retirement package, he was Program Manager – Maintenance across regional Victoria.
On three occasions Tony worked overseas (Philippines, Dubai and Indonesia) with VicRoads International delivering best practice documentation for traffic management at roadworks.
Tony is a specialist trainer delivering the Austroads Safety Hardware Training Accreditation Scheme (ASHTAS) Operative training.

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Associate, Local Government Specialist

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Chris

Chris Davis is an active road safety practitioner, having held roles in Mildura over the past 20 years as Chairman of Community RoadSafe Mildura and from 2001 within Mildura Rural City Council’s engineering team as Road Safety Officer and Design Manager.

Chris specialises in practical solutions for local governments, including speed and speeding, run off the road crashes and treatments, and the benefits of Public Breath testing machines in pubs and clubs. In 2016 Chris and the RoadSafe team won the TAC Safer Drivers state award for its texting and enforcement campaign, and in 2020 he won the 3M Diamond Road Safety Award for the development, design and delivery of Mildura’s compact implant roundabout.

Kanchana Withana

Kanchana Withana

Senior Associate | BEng (Hons)

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Kanchana

Kanch has over 15 years Civil Engineering experience, mainly in Melbourne local government. He is an experienced project manager for capital works programs, covering procurement, contract management and construction supervision. He has led the design of multiple civil infrastructure projects and has been instrumental in developing many creative and buildable infrastructure solutions. In 2016 he received the IPWEA Victoria Engineer of the Year award.

Marisa Garisto

Marisa Garisto

Senior Training Coordinator

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Marisa

Marisa is a training professional with a background in training coordination and RTO compliance. She has extensive experience in delivering successful training programs and accredited courses by managing training enrolment and certification processes, course programming and resourcing, and online event coordination.

Loretta Lerardo

Loretta Lerardo

Training Coordinator| BBus

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Loretta

Loretta has over 10 years’ experience in training and development in a variety of sectors. After finishing her Batchelor of Business in Tourism, Loretta advanced into a successful corporate training career and managed end-to-end training, from concept to facilitation. Throughout her history, Loretta expanded her skills in different fields, from teaching English in France to managing small business in the Northern Rivers of NSW. In her most recent role in the not-for-profit sector, Loretta coordinated an assortment of training programs, from enrolment to evaluation, which gave her a great sense of fulfilment. Loretta has energy and passion in the training space and loves providing support, and project co-ordination!

Samantha Zeps

Samantha Zeps

Training Coordinator

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Sam

Sam comes from a science/laboratory based background and moved into administration 6 years ago, initially in the not-for-profit sector, where she gained experience in general office administration, event coordination and logical support for other run services. Most recently she was employed with an independent health consulting business in the role of Client Services and Operations Lead where she further developed her administrative skills and assisted with literature reviews and data analysis.

Aidan Misquita

Aidan Misquita

Senior Road Safety Engineer | BEng (Hons), MEngNZ

Email | +64 21 247 1576

About Aidan

Aidan has over 5 years of experience in road safety and transport engineering delivering for Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport, and other local councils. He is experienced in safe system audits, speed management, and crash reduction studies. Most notably, he has worked on the Speed and Infrastructure Programme, Transport Choices Programme, and Auckland’s Speed Management Programme.

Anastasia Gouzos

Anastasia Gouzos

Training Administrator

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Anastasia

Anastasia brings a decade of experience working in the construction industry in administration and customer relations. Previously managing learning programs for engineers, Anastasia thrives in a busy environment where she can optimise processes, foster loyalty, and lead collaboratively with a close-knit team.

Daniel Gaschk

Daniel Gaschk

Road Safety Specialist

Email | +61 3 9381 2222

About Daniel

Daniel is a traffic engineer and accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor with 8 years of experience. He has been involved in road safety projects, Safe System Assessments, GIS mapping and active transport projects. He has also served on the executive board of ITE, Australia and New Zealand Section (ITE-ANZ) for over 5 years. He regularly contributes to the industry through seminars, career days and industry events.

Daniel was awarded the ITE-ANZ Young Professional Award in 2020.

So What Can We Do For You?

We specialise in auditing, technical design, project development, traffic engineering and training. Whether you’re looking to undertake a Road Safety Audit, develop a road safety strategy or design new infrastructure, we can help. We pride ourselves on developing practical, evidence-based solutions using the best research from Australia and around the world.