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Transport and Congestion – An international perspective on the transport debate

11.30am, 16 June 2016- Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
In November 2015, the Committee for Perth and partner RAC launched Get a Move On! – a year-long research project which directly responds to community concerns that the region lacks a comprehensive road, public and active transport network to meet Perth and Peel’s 21st century mobility needs. This Perth in Focus luncheon will feature a keynote address from UK Professor Jon Shaw, co-author of ‘The Transport Debate’. OurGet a Move On! Commuter Survey found that two in five commuters prefer to drive in an ideal world. Over lunch, Jon will reflect on a typology of commuters, including “motorway man”, “car complacents”, “malcontent motorists” and “aspiring environmentalists”.

Event Overview
The luncheon will commence with an Opening Address by Reece Waldock, Director General at the Department of Transport. Gemma Davis, Project Manager of the Get a Move On! project will reflect on the learnings to date and outline considerations for the future.

After the presentations, a panel session will follow to discuss the challenges and opportunities for changing commuter behaviours.

    Meet our speakers and panellists

Prof. Jon Shaw
Head of Geography at Plymouth University

Jon Shaw is Professor and Head of Geography at Plymouth University. He has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography at Plymouth University and the Journal of Transport Geography. Jon is a Specialist Advisor to the Transport Committee of the House of Commons. He researches issues associated with mobility, transport policy and governance and is widely published in academic and policy literatures. Jon is also the co-author of the book ‘The Transport Debate’.

Reece Waldock
Director General – Departmnet of Transport
As the head of the Transport portfolio, Reece is responsible for setting the strategic direction of transport in the State, shaping the development of a number of major integrated transport plans and leading the implementation of some of WA’s most transformational capital projects.

With more than 35 years’ experience in strategic management, with particular expertise in organisational reform, his appointment as Director

General – Transport in 2010 was the culmination of a 20-year journey within various State Government transport agencies including 14 years as a Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his public sector career, Reece held a number of senior management roles with BHP Pty Ltd.

Reece is also a Commissioner of the Western Australian Planning Commission, Lifeline WA board member and a Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre.

Gemma Davis
Manager, Research and Strategy at the Committee for Perth
Gemma is Manager of Research and Strategy for the Committee for Perth and is an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Western Australia. She is a Policy and Strategic Planning professional with 19 years of experience and has prepared research and strategy reports for the Committee on a contract basis since 2007. During this time she has also worked as a consultant in Australia and New Zealand, undertaking research and strategic planning projects for public and private organisations. She holds an Honours Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Curtin University and has undertaken studies in Arts and Psychology at The University of Western Australia and Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University.

Dr Pascal Bourgeat
Director of Consulting, Behavioural & Cognitive Science at IPSOS Australia
Pascal Bourgeat PhD is director of behavioural science at Ipsos Australia and is involved in observing and making sense of the behaviour of commuters, grocery buyers, customers of service providers, users of public sector services, patients and healthcare professionals. His expertise in transport is in the area of transport demand models, design of customer services and effectiveness of communication/behaviour change programs.

Pascal has over 25 years experience in research in Europe and Asia-Pacific, specialising in quantitative research and modelling consumer behaviour. Pascal works at Ipsos with a range of clients across a breadth of complex quantitative problems, including segmentation, driver analysis, profiling, choice models, market response models, advertising response models, customer change models, satisfaction models, customer acquisition and retention models, and business performance models.

Pascal has both a profile as an expert in many research areas and a hands-on person able to communicate the big picture with various stakeholders in plain language. He has substantial academic training both in cognitive psychology and in quantitative research and modelling ranging from scale development, testing, data reduction methods, clustering and partitioning methods, causal models of attitude or choice behaviour, demand and sales forecasting models.