Our Leadership Team

Our management team is made up of highly experienced professionals fully committed to building and investing in our people to help us exceed customer expectations and make transport networks safer and more efficient.

Nikki Allder

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Nikki Allder commenced in the CEO role at Transmax in September 2019. The company is fortunate to gain a leader with Nikki’s significant strategic and management experience in transport industry positions and almost two decades’ in senior leadership roles.

Nikki joined Transmax having worked most recently at mobility company Transdev Australasia where she held a number of senior leadership and executive roles including Chief Officer Bus Operations, Chief Officer Strategy & Performance, Director of Business Transformation and Strategy, and Managing Director of a number of national sites.

In the CEO role, Nikki is driving a strategy to enable company growth in an ever-changing ITS landscape and her modern approach to managing business is facilitating the creation of an innovative workplace to support the achievement of customers’ ITS objectives.

Lynette Sperling

Chief Operating Officer

Lynette Sperling was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) in July 2019 having previously acted in the CEO role for Transmax. With more than 25 years of experience in the IT sector, including more than a decade in multiple leadership roles at Transmax, Lynette brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role.

As the COO, Lynette is responsible for company operations and leads a number of business areas including finance, people and culture, commercial, marketing, organisational excellence & risk, and procurement.

Lynette’s previous experience includes senior management and marketing roles in both government and private organisations within the IT, construction and environmental industry sectors. Lynette’s practical and customer-focused approach and her commitment to ensuring Transmax organisational improvement and highest standards of quality, have greatly enhanced both Transmax’s reputation and the partnerships between Transmax and its customers.

Lynette has a Bachelor of Business in Management and Public Relations (Dist) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew Paynter

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Paynter was appointed to the position of Chief Technology Officer in July 2019. In this role, Andrew is responsible for developing and guiding the company’s product strategy and roadmap and managing the development of ITS and MaaS solutions for Transmax’s customers.

Andrew joined Transmax with significant previous experience including five years at SilverRail, where he held the position of VP Technology and Managing Director (Aust). He also spent more than three years as Director of Engineering at VMware, and over a decade at Honeywell where he held the role of Senior Manager of Software Development, and PMO, amongst other roles.

Andrew is an experienced technology executive with exposure to broad sets of technologies, business domains and markets. He believes that customer focus is crucial to success and takes a pragmatic, business-driven approach to deliver great outcomes for customers.

Andrew has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from University of Queensland, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Todd Pursey

Chief Customer and Commercial Officer

Todd was appointed to the position of Chief Customer and Commercial Officer in August 2020 having previously held a senior account management role with the company.

Todd has a wealth of experience within the ITS industry and has been involved in the delivery of numerous ITS projects throughout Australia. His combined understanding of both infrastructure and control systems allows him to easily engage and understand customer needs. Utilising this knowledge and experience, Todd leads the company’s account management team, ensuring that the business is focused on developing products and solutions that meet customers tactical and strategic objectives.

Todd is focused on developing strong, long term relationships with customers and believes this is best done by placing an emphasis on trust, transparency and accountability.

Chris Fullelove

Chief Services Officer

Chris was appointed to the position of Chief Services Officer in July 2019. He was previously the Group Manager of STREAMS Arterials and Device Management, and Products & Services. Prior to this, Chris has held various key positions at Transmax.

As Chief Services Officer, Chris leads numerous teams including systems engineering, service desk, hardware engineering, application support, traffic services and ITS consultancy. His vision is to build high-performing teams to efficiently deliver and support Transmax products and services so customers achieve maximum value.

Chris is a passionate, competent ITS professional with a focus on providing quality solutions and delivering exceptional customer service to the company’s road agency customers across Australia.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering – Digital Systems from University of Queensland (UQ).

Paul Smith

Chief Strategy Officer

Paul Smith was appointed to the role of Chief Strategy Officer in late 2021 having most recently been the company’s Product Director. Paul is an experienced technology and business management professional with two decades of experience building innovative software products and leading IT teams both domestically and internationally.

As the Chief Strategy Officer, Paul uses his strong commercial and technical acumen to lead, shape, and support the development of long-range business strategic plans and objectives to deliver sustainable competitive advantage. In addition, Paul leads the company’s team of product managers, product designers, and UX researchers in developing viable products that customers want while delivering business value. The Product Strategy team Paul leads is responsible for driving product strategy, road mapping, and execution across the organisation.

Prior to this role, Paul held several senior positions with the company and has been a highly valued member of the Transmax team since 2013. He has extensive and broad experience across strategic planning, software development, project and product management, innovation, and business development.

Paul has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology. He is also a Certified PRINCE2 and AgilePM Practitioner.