ITS Australia President Dean Zabrieszach has announced Brian Negus, Ambassador to ITS Australia, is to be recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian Transport and Intelligent Transport Systems industry as the 2018 recipient of the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award is an industry nominated award, named after Dr. Max Lay AM, a globally recognised pioneer and leader in Transport and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Recipients must personify achievement of the ultimate standard for a leader in the ITS field.
Brian Negus’ transport career has spanned over 50 years with extensive experience in the public sector, transferring that experience to support public policy on transport initiatives through his leadership in the private sector. Brian remains engaged in several high-profile and influential roles, including Ambassador to ITS Australia, where he continues to lead, guide and mentor organisations and individuals on a broad range of transport issues, especially smart technology solutions to improve transport, despite retiring from full-time employment.
Dean Zabrieszach, President ITS Australia said “Brian is a trusted adviser in the entire transport field and he is widely valued because of his dedication and assiduity in supporting others and helping them to succeed.
“For most of his career, Brian has been driving organisations, and the community, for progress in the transportation sector, especially smart technology solutions to improve transport safety, mobility and sustainability. It is because of this that the industry has chosen Brian to be the recipient of the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I congratulate Brian on behalf of ITS Australia, and we look forward to officially presenting the award to him at the end of November.”
The ITS Australia National Awards Presentation Night will be held in Brisbane at the Sofitel on 22 November 2018. The Director-General of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland, Neil Scales is the keynote speaker, and in addition to the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award, presentations will be made to winners of the Industry, Government, Automated Vehicle (sponsored by ADVI), Research and Young Professional categories.
To view the 2018 Shortlisted Finalists and for Presentation Night Dinner information visit www.its-australia.com.au