About the RTAA

RTAA Executive

David Bainbridge


David has over thirty five years’ experience within highly regulated environments in the mining, construction and rail industries and is a European Engineer, Chartered Mining and Civil Engineer; and Chartered Safety Practitioner David held a number of senior operational, engineering and SHEQ roles in railway and civil engineerin...

Allan Logan


Allan has over 30 years experience in the rail industry, having commenced employment with Plasser Australia in 1980 as National Sales Manager. With a mechanical engineering background and strong commercial and industrial sales experience, he quickly adapted to the highly specialised field of track maintenance machines. When he became Nat...

Jim Mahood

RTAA Secretary

Jim has 35 years' civil engineering experience, starting his career as a civil engineer with the State Rail Authority of NSW. He has since held various positions in road maintenance and pavement stabilisation. He has managed contracts in Transfield Services’ power and rail business; most recently the Sydney Airport Line and Epping to Chat...

Jonathan Barnes

Vice President

Jonathan has worked in the rail industry for the last 15 years after starting with Swetha in 2000. Jonathan spent his early years in Rail Safeworking and corridor management while studying Civil and Computer engineering at the Western Sydney University. He joined RailCorp’s Intern program in 2008, working in the Civil Major Construc...

Thomas Kerr

Vice President

Thomas has worked at Sydney Trains for the past 7 years in the Major Works Division. He is currently a Project Manager who plans and delivers an annual portfolio of $10M in multi-discipline railway infrastructure projects as part of Sydney Trains' Major Periodic Maintenance Program. He is actively involved with implementing continuou...