Leading the way: An interview with Damien

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Leading the way: An interview with Damien

About the speaker
  • Damien White
    Damien White
    CEO at RISSB
    Damien was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at RISSB in August 2022. His previous positions include eight years as the inaugural CEO for TasRail, Executive General Manager, Inland Rail Integration at ARTC and Group Executive, Safety, Engineering and Technology also at ARTC. Damien is well regarded as a Change Agent and is passionate about drawing upon his 40+ years of rail industry experience to drive improvements in the safety and efficiency of the Rail Industry through harmonisation and interoperability.

Key takeaways

The rail industry has experienced significant change in the last few decades forcing rail professionals to adapt quicker

Collaboration and challenging industry norms are highlighted as crucial skills for growth in rail

The Heavy Haul industry is a good example for other rail industries about overcoming technological challenges