History of Transmax

History of Transmax


Transmax Pty Ltd is an unlisted Australian company wholly owned by the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors. The company was incorporated in 2002 and officially named Transmax in 2005 having evolved from the Traffic Systems Development Branch of the Queensland Government Department of Main Roads. Its shareholder is the Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Transmax Timeline


Board of Directors

Catherine Ford (Chair Non-executive)


Catherine Ford was appointed as Chair of Transmax in September 2011. Catherine is also a Chair at Smart Transport Research Centre, General Manager – Consulting at Data#3 and Managing Director of Avaelis.

Catherine has a Graduate Diploma in Computing Science from Queensland University of Technology and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours from the University of Queensland. Her previous positions include Chief Operating Officer of McCormick Rankin Cagney (a specialist engineering firm) and Regional Director, Queensland for SMS Management & Technology.

Catherine was previously a Director of Queensland Motorways, is past Chair of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Information Industry Association and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark Williamson (Managing Director)

Mark Williamson

Mark Williamson (MAICD) commenced in the role of Managing Director of Transmax in July 2015. Mark has been on the Transmax Board as a non-executive director since September 2011 and brings more than 25 years of experience as a member of several boards across a range of industries. Mark is also the Chair of the Transmax Business Development sub-committee.

During his career he has held senior roles in sales, marketing and general management across sectors including energy, information technology, airlines and telecommunications. His previous positions include: National Enterprise and Government Sales Director, Vodafone; Director of Sales Northern Region, Optus; General Manager Corporate Sales, Ansett Australia; State Manager Queensland, Ansett Australia; and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mincom.

 Stephen Golding (Non-executive director)


Stephen Golding was appointed as a director of Transmax in September 2011. Stephen had a long career with the Queensland Department of Main Roads. He joined as a scholarship holder in 1963 and retired in 2005 having been Director-General since 2000.

Stephen is active in four professional associations including an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. In addition to his role with Transmax, he is Director and Chair of Transport Certification Australia Ltd, Director of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd, board member of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and Chair of the Diocesan Services Commission of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane.

In a parallel career he enlisted as a private soldier in the Australian Army Reserve in 1963 and continued service until 1998 when he became inactive with the rank of major general, having been the senior Army Reserve Officer in the Australian Army. In 1998 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.

 Amelia Hodge (Non-executive director)


Amelia Hodge was appointed as a director of Transmax in September 2011. Amelia is also currently a non-executive director of Gladstone Area Water Board and serves as a member of the Great Artesian Basin Advisory Council on behalf of the Office for Women.

Amelia has extensive senior management experience acquired across a range of private, public and local government sector organisations and projects. She is currently employed by Origin Energy Limited. Amelia has completed the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Infrastructure and the Market Economy Executive Program and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and several professional associations.

She is currently completing her Executive MBA with UNSW to complement her qualifications of a Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Certificate in Property Economics.

Allan Krosch (Non-executive director)


Allan Krosch was appointed as a director of Transmax in September 2011. Allan worked for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads for 42 years before leaving in July 2010 and has worked in the fields of construction, design, transport planning, traffic operations and management. Allan is currently the managing director of Allan Krosch Consulting Pty Ltd.

Allan has Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration, together with Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics. He is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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