Bill Palazzi

Bill is a railway professional with extensive experience in railway signalling and operations, multidisciplinary engineering, project management, business development and leadership.

Bill has demonstrated an aptitude for strategic thinking, innovation and challenging accepted practices, whilst maintaining a focus on the key outcomes that must be achieved and on the business objectives of clients. In particular, Bill has a demonstrated history of working closely with economists, planners and forecasters to match engineering considerations with wider objectives and so to determine optimum solutions.

Over recent years Bill’s work has focused on capacity enhancement and optimization of railway operations, including the application of advanced signalling and train control technologies. Bill has been involved in advanced signalling initiatives across Australia, including ETCS Level 2 in Brisbane and Sydney, CBTC in Melbourne and Perth, and ATMS for ARTC. Bill has led the strategy development and successful business cases in Sydney and Brisbane, securing funding of over $2Bn for these initiatives, as well as leading the development of plan for deployment of ATMS across the ARTC network. He has also been a prominent contributor to initiatives to ensure interoperability is maintained as advanced signalling and train control systems are deployed across the national rail network.

James Frost

James is a talented leader with substantial public and private sector experience in transportation infrastructure, systems delivery and project management.

James’ career commenced in aviation before progressing into the rail industry. He has developed a deep understanding in managing the delivery of complex infrastructure & system projects into operational rail networks. James has been successful in planning and managing the operational integration of large and complex projects using a risk-based approach and delivering superior customer outcomes.

More recently, James has focused on strategy, program integration and business case development. James has a natural and easy way of leading groups of diverse stakeholders through the analysis of complex intersecting issues to come to an agreed way forward. James’s experience in rail systems projects in particular enables him to plan and manage programs as a whole, seeing and understanding the bigger picture, identifying and assessing key concerns and issues and managing through complex operational and political environments to achieve superior outcomes for his clients.

James combines exceptional communication, negotiation and presentation skills with excellent leadership and teamwork capabilities. He is self-motivated with a high level of integrity, commitment and organisational skills, and a strong attention to detail.