ARRB appoints new Chief Operating Officer

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) has appointed Dr Richard Yeo as Chief Operating Officer (COO).The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) has appointed Dr Richard Yeo as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

According to ARRB, Yeo has a long and prestigious history both in the sector and within ARRB, having demonstrated leadership in previous roles at ARRB, VicRoads and most recently while on secondment to Austroads as Program Manager, Assets.

Dr. Yeo graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Monash University in 1988. He first joined ARRB in 1990, where he worked on construction quality, pavement performance, accelerated pavement testing and overlay design research projects.

After six years at VicRoads, where he led its R&D program and also completed a Master of Engineering degree from RMIT University, Dr. Yeo re-joined ARRB in 2001 as a Principal Engineer to undertake research on the impact of heavy vehicles on the infrastructure.

He was promoted to General Manager, Research in 2008 and Executive Manager in 2012.

In 2012, Dr. Yeo was awarded a PhD in civil engineering from Monash University. Monash appointed Dr. Yeo as an Adjunct Professor (Practice) in 2017.

Since 2008, Dr. Yeo has been the key representative for the national transport research programs funded through Austroads.

Dr. Yeo returned to ARRB on 23 April to officially take up his new role as COO.

“Congratulations Richard, it’s great to welcome you back to ARRB as part of the Leadership team,” said ARRB Chief Executive Michael Caltabiano. “We look forward to working with you as we continue on our journey to a connected adaptable future.”

Dr. Yeo said: “I am really pleased to take on the role as COO with ARRB to work with esteemed colleagues in driving innovation and knowledge development for the transport sector at this time of massive infrastructure investment.”

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