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Speakers 2024

Plenary 2

11:00 am

Tuesday, 20 August 2024

Caroline Moss

Group Senior Manager Environment and Sustainability | Queensland Rail

Caroline is Queensland Rail’s Group Senior Manager Environment & Sustainability, responsible for leading and coordinating decarbonisation efforts and sustainability uplift. She has over 25 years experience with environment and sustainability strategy and management across a diversity of industries including mining, defence, and facilities and asset management, with the last 15 years working in rail.

Caroline Moss

Plenary 2

11:00 am

Tuesday, 20 August 2024

Lynette Cheah

University of Sunshine Coast

Lynette Cheah is Professor and Chair of Sustainable Transport at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) in Queensland, Australia. She directs the Sustainable Urban Mobility research laboratory, which develops data-driven models and tools to reduce the environmental impacts of passenger and urban freight transport. Her expertise is in transport modelling and simulation, life-cycle assessments (LCA) of products and systems, and urban metabolism.


As an active member in her academic communities, she is Editor for Transportation Research Record and Journal of Industrial Ecology, and a Coordinating Lead Author for the UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO-7) report. Prior to joining UniSC, she was a tenured faculty member at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from MIT and master’s in Management Science from Stanford University.

Lynette Cheah

Plenary 2

11:30 am

Tuesday, 20 August 2024

Rob Rouwette

University of Sunshine Coast

Rob is an environmental engineer and senior Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert. He is the founding director of start2see and a senior manager with Energetics. Over the past twenty-five years, Rob has developed a strong background in quantifying the sustainability performance of a wide range of materials, projects and policies.

In his consulting roles, he manages and reviews LCA and carbon footprint projects. This includes for example delivery of strategic LCA projects for manufacturers of concrete, asphalt and steel products and developing fit-for-purpose tools that enable clients to measure and manage the GHG emissions of their projects. start2see advises the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) and developed the ISC Materials Calculator that is used to determine the embodied impacts of materials used on infrastructure projects.

Rob also regularly verifies third party LCA’s and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for compliancy with international standards.

Furthermore, Rob is a dual past-President of the Australian LCA Society (ALCAS). He has had a pivotal role in developing Australia’s national life cycle inventory database (AusLCI) and the LCA Practitioner Certification Scheme.

Rob is a Registered Consultant under the Australian Government’s Climate Active carbon neutral program and a trusted adviser to the Department managing the program.