Rail Decarbonisation

Connect Rail will be co-located with our Rail Decarbonisation conference, allowing attendees to directly engage with the suppliers, engineers, operators and leaders required to drive a sustainable future.

Following the success of the inaugural Rail Decarbonisation Conference, the 2023 event will continue to provide exposure to new trends and thinking from a variety of perspectives as part of the ongoing conversation around how to decarbonise Australia’s rail industry.

Operators, manufacturers, leading technology and innovation experts, energy industry innovators and investors will gather to discuss the operational and technical aspects of decarbonisation, share case studies and explore practical applications and learnings on the journey to net zero.

The rail industry is at an exciting point as it pursues several key initiatives to decarbonise its operations, assets, and supply chains. The decarbonisation of rail services will deliver a variety of benefits to economies, the environment, and to passengers.


Kara Oldhouser
Director Sustainability,

Andrew Harding
Managing Director & CEO,

Vivek Dhar
Director – Mining and Energy Economist, Commonwealth Bank Australia

Caroline Moss
Group Senior Manager Environment and Sustainability, Queensland Rail

Dean Newburn
Regional Vice President, Global Services – Asia Pacific, Wabtec

Mary Roe
Executive Director, Development, Department of Transport and Planning

Michael Cleveland
Director of Advanced Energy, Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company

Georgia Gosse

Rod Barber
Director Environment & Sustainability (Sydney Assets & Operations) , Transport for NSW

Cat Peppler
Group Executive Corporate,

The Hon Catherine King MP
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Australia

Dr Cong Qiu
Deputy Team Leader – Railway Materials, Monash Institute of Railway Technology

Visit the event website to view the full speaker list and agenda