About - RMCRC
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The Rail Manufacturing CRC was established in 2014 as a collaboration between the rail industry, government and academia to build a more agile, globally competitive and resilient local industry, with a core focus on innovative research and development.

With an emphasis on driving the local development of new products and technologies and by improving the competitiveness of Australia’s rail manufacturing industry, the Rail Manufacturing CRC’s programs were selected based on making a substantial contribution to developing and sustaining increased levels of local work. The focus on creating jobs of high technological content was also expected to contribute to attracting the best and brightest university students into the rail industry.

The Rail Manufacturing CRC ceased operations on 30 June 2020 on the conclusion of its six years of funding from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program.

Management Team


Dr Stuart Thomson

Research Director

Dr Larry Jordan

Financial Controller and Company Secretary

Sharon Salpighidis

Communications Manager

Katie Rizzo

Finance and Records Officer

Heidi Krasulak


Tara Wimhurst


Independent Chair

Paul Johnson

Managing Director

Dr Stuart Thomson

Industry Nominee Directors

Michael Miller

Michael McLellan

Jasbir Tumber

Research Nominee Director

Professor Grant Stanley

Independent Director

Bronwyn Constance

Board Committees

Research and Development Committee

Audit and Risk Board Committee

Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Essential Participants

CQ University

Other Participants