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RTAA in collaboration with Sydney WIE will be leading an industry sharing knowledge event “Four Corners” night where 4 esteemed speakers across industry will share key tips they’ve gained across their career. The audience will then split into 4 groups for smaller group Q&A’s with each speaker. The night will conclude with plenty of time for Networking.



Raquel Rubalcaba Operations Manager, Rail NSW & ACT, CPB Contractors.

A senior Operations Manager with 25 years in rail, Raquel has forged a successful career in an industry she loves. In the meantime, she has raised two kids and emigrated from the UK, establishing a career and life in Australia. A purposeful advocate for women in rail, she also devotes a lot of time and energy to helping women into, and through, the industry.

Nial O’Brien, Global Service Leader, Roads & ANZ Infrastructure Offshoring Leader, Aurecon.

Having been with Aurecon for nearly 13 years and based in Sydney, Nial previously headed up Aurecon’s New South Wales roads group, leading a team of 40 on some of Australia’s biggest and busiest transport infrastructure projects.  Nial is a current Fellow of Roads Australia, a national initiative run by the industry’s peak body that supports the development of the sector’s up-and-coming leaders. He is an ardent Diversity & Inclusion spokesperson and was selected as one of Aurecon’s first Male Champions of Change, promoting gender diversity and challenging gender discrimination within the industry.

Yemi Penn As an engineer, management consultant, business strategist and executive coach, Yemi works closely with organisations and their people to disrupt the way they work, providing strategies to work smarter, not harder. This allows them to be more efficient and productive during desk time. Through sharing of her own personal stories Yemi provides her clients with tools to live a fulfilled life based on their terms. Her mantra is ‘challenging status quo, especially where it is no longer serving’

Abdul Karim Jamal Design Engineer – Track (Sydney Metro North West) at John Holland.

Abdul studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of Sydney. Since graduating in 2010, Abdul has been employed within John Holland for 8 years on multi-disciplinary projects such as the Sydney Metro Northwest and the Sydney Light Rail Inner West Extension. In 2018, Abdul was recognised with the Permanent Way Institution Young Achiever Award (PWI).