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Top 100 : 2006
100 TOP Public Service Menno Henneveld, 60 Commissioner, Main Roads, Western Australia, Perth Menno Henneveld was appointed to the position of Commissioner of Main Roads, Western Australia in 2002. Since then, he has contributed to the company’s strategic direction by introducing an integrated planning approach which aims to provide better customer service and road access. He has been a strong supporter of closer working relations with local government. Working with the Western Australian Local Government Association, Henneveld pushed for significant changes to the State Funds to Local Government Agreement. Before his current position, Henneveld worked in the water industry for 38 years and was involved with the planning, construction, maintenance and operations of water supply, sewerage, irrigation and drainage schemes. A civil engineering graduate, Henneveld also holds postgraduate qualifications in project management and business administration. This year, he became chair of the International Society for Trenchless Technology. David Anderson, 59 Chief Executive, VicRoads, Melbourne David Anderson became chief executive of VicRoads in 2001. The organisation is in charge of managing and developing Victoria’s principal road network, vehicle registration and licensing, and safety strategies. As chief executive, Anderson is a principal adviser to the state government on road issues. He has been involved with the organisation’s infrastructure development, road safety programs and enterprise-wide customer service strategy. 48 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2006 48-51 g - pub service 48 6/1/06, 8:40 PM Anderson received a diploma of civil engi- neering from the Gordon Institute of Technology in 1967 and a bachelor of engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1968. He also completed a master of business administration from the International Management Centre in the UK in 1990 and a master of science in transportation from the University of California in 1980. Anderson’s career has focused on the management of roads and road use in Victoria. In 2000, he was awarded the Public Service Medal for his work developing Victoria’s road safety coordination arrangements. He is currently chairman of the Australian chapter of the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia, chairman of the Austroads International Committee and Australia’s first delegate to PIARC, the World Road Association. In his spare time, Anderson enjoys golf, music, sport and gardening. Ken Mathers, 60 CEO, Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority (SEITA), Melbourne Ken Mathers became chief executive officer of SEITA in 2003. The organisation is currently developing the EastLink Project in Melbourne, a 39km freeway connecting the Eastern Freeway at Mitcham to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Frankston. It is being delivered as a public private partnership and is one of Australia’s largest road projects. Mathers completed a diploma of civil en- gineering at Bendigo Technical College and is a qualified municipal engineer. Apart from a short period in the army he has practised engineering in the roads industry of Victoria. In project management roles, he has worked on Victorian road infrastructure developments including the Melton Bypass, the Hume Freeway and the Western Ring Road. He was involved in planning the CityLink project and providing full freeway conditions on the Monash Freeway. He has been Engineers Australia’s senior representative on several overseas studies tours including Russia and the Baltic states in 2001, Spain, Portugal and Morocco in 2002 and China in 2005. Sam Haddad Director-General, NSW Department of Planning Sam Haddad is the director-general of the NSW Department of Planning. He was appointed to the position in 2005. He is in charge of implementing planning reforms and encouraging further growth and investment in NSW. He is also a member of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Board. Haddad has a bachelor of chemical engi- neering and a master of applied science in chemical engineering from the University of NSW. He also holds a master of business administration from Macquarie University. He was recently involved with the planning approval for a proposal to expand the Chinderah Marina on the Tweed River. The project aims to build an extra 86 berths, improve public access to the river and promote tourism in the Tweed. From 1989 to 1993 he served as executive director for the United Nations Program for Sustainable Development where he directed major projects in several UN member states. Bruce Wilson, 56 Director-General, Queensland Department of Transport, Brisbane Bruce Wilson is the current longest-serving director-general of the Queensland Department of Transport, having held the position from 1995. He leads a 10-person executive team which manages Queensland Transport. His team is responsible for 2000 fulltime and 2000 casual staff including over 400 technology professionals. Wilson graduated with first class honours in civil engineering from the University of Queensland in 1971. He then completed a public service