Mr Russell White

Master of Ceremonies

Mr Russell White (Master of Ceremonies)

Managing Director, Driver Safety Australia

Russell’s experience in the road safety field is unique.

His career spans more than 25 years and encompasses expertise across a broad range of road safety matters.  He is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading road safety advocates and media commentators, with regular appearances on Channel 7’s Sunrise program.


The driving force behind his commitment to reducing road trauma is based around three key factors: Advocacy, Research and Education.

Russell is the Managing Director of Driver Safety Australia.  In addition, he is also the Founder and CEO of the Australian Road Safety Foundation.  The Foundation operates Australia’s only national community based road safety campaign – ‘Fatality Free Friday’.

His vision, innovation and long term experience makes him a “one of kind” in the road safety industry.

Dr Sean Brady

Keynote Presenter

Dr Sean Brady

Managing Director, Brady Heywood Pty Ltd

Sean is a forensic engineer that specialises in identifying the cause of structural engineering failures.

He is a Board Member of the Society of Construction Law Australia and a Member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s panel of experts.  He is a practising Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities and the ICE Forensic Engineering Journal.

He has published internationally on forensics for both engineering and legal audiences and is a visiting lecturer at Queensland University of Technology’s Business School and the University of Melbourne’s Law School.

Mr Steve Flanagan

Keynote Presenter

Mr Steve Flanagan

Steve Flanagan, Chief Aircrewman for RACQ CQ Rescue, Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia

Steve is a trusted Aircrew professional with over seventeen years in the Emergency Medical Service and Search and Rescue sectors as a Rescue Crewman, Aircrewman and Aircrew Instructor.

Growing up in Newcastle, NSW, Steve’s long family history in the mining industry influenced Steve to undertake a traineeship as an underground coal miner for Xstrata Coal in Bulga, NSW.  But since the age of 6, Steve always aspired to be within the aviation industry.

Steve has been with Babcock since October 2015 as Chief Aircrewman and is responsible for the training and checking of Babcock’s 65 aircrew officers and rescue crew officers, and a further 120 client staff including CQ Rescue’s flight crew, to deliver exceptional medical support across the Mackay region. Thanks to CQ Rescue, Steve also trains QAS paramedics and doctors to the highest national standards.